Fans have been waiting for Yo Gotti to drop The Art of Hustle for quite some time now and the wait seems to be coming to a head. The Memphis rapper recently announced the album’s release date and revealed its cover art.
According to HipHopDX, the album is slated to be released later this month on Feb. 19. The Art of Hustle, influenced by Sun Tzu's classic book The Art of War, was originally slated to be released in November 2014. Gotti previously spoke on the album and the concept behind it during an interview with XXL. He revealed that the LP will be “deeper” and more “in-depth” than his previous works.
"I wanna get deeper, you know, let people know where I come from,” he said. “So I want it to be a story on this album…I think on this album I'm just entering a point where I'm willing to go in-depth with it. I feel like if you follow my projects before this one I speak on it a little bit here and there, but I never really go in details and in-depth and give you too much of it. You know what I'm saying? And I feel like this is the album where I'm going to get into it."
Aside from prepping the release of his fifth album, Gotti has been releasing videos for his previous mixtape cuts, including “Tell Me” with Fetty Wap. He’s also been enjoying the success of “Down In The DM,” which is spending its second week on top of Urban radio charts and earned the rapper his first No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
Yo Gotti's last studio album, I Am, was released in November 2013 and included the Jeezy and YG-assisted single "Act Right." No word on who to expect feature wise on The Art of Hustle.
Check out the cover art below.