Trials and tribulations are apart of the game, and that’s been no different for the Joy Road representative Leek Hustle. Taking his hustling skills, mixing them with his musical talent, Leek Hustle is on a mission, and he will not lose. Thissomebull.com recently spoke with Leek about his future now that he’s been released for a 48-month federal sentence. Get to know how 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Trying”, gave him a new outlook on life.
TSB: Introduce yourself to our readers.
Leek Hustle: What up it’s ya boy Leek Hustle up and coming businessman representing the west side of Detroit.
TSB: Talk about growing up on Detroit’s west side.
Leek Hustle: Growing up on the west side of Detroit I grew up in poverty. I grew up real poor, my mom was on drugs at the time and me and my 4 siblings had to learn how to survive. We been homeless, lived-in shelters. That eventually lead to me getting into the street lifestyle committing crimes and selling drugs.
TSB: Tell me about writing raps in 4th grade.
Leek Hustle: I wrote my first raps in the 4th grade. I really feel like it came natural to me. I was always into artistic things drawing painting etc. when I heard “Get Rich or Die Trying” it made want to rap.
TSB: What impact did 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Trying” have on your life?
Leek Hustle: “Get Rich Or Die Trying”, The name alone spoke to my life. It represented what I felt in my heart every day because I came from nothing. That album was the first album I knew every song word for word. I felt our stories had a lot of similarities that I strongly related to.
TSB: At what point did you start taking music seriously?
Leek Hustle: I started taking music serious around 20-21. I started realizing the streets was a dead-end road and hopefully music could transition me to a different path before it was too late. I really wanted to give the world music they could relate to that spoke to their personal experiences.
TSB: How was it working with some of Detroit’s top producers and artist early?
Leek Hustle: I worked with mostly all the hottest artists in the city of Detroit. I have personal relationships with them from T Grizzly, Babyface Ray, Helluva, Sada Baby, GT, Boldy James, Snap Dogg. The lists goes on. I’m proud to see the mainstream success they have because I was there, I had seen there grind. Coming out Detroit it’s inspirational as well as motivational.
TSB: Tell me about the impact that going to prison had on your career.
Leek Hustle: Prison was blessing, I learned to always look at my glass half full. Yes, it stopped my music career while I was gaining the momentum I wanted. However, during that time, the Most High broke me down to build me back stronger. It made me the man I was supposed to be. I learned to always trust the process, cheat the grind.
TSB: What are you currently working on?
Leek Hustle: I have over 200 songs completed. I’m working on releasing singles that will lead up to my next project, “#IWNL (I Will Not Lose)” That I’ll be releasing in August.
TSB: If you could only pick one song for people to hear to get to know you as an artist, what song would it be?
Leek Hustle: Right out of the songs released it would be “Ain’t Nothing Changed” (https://youtu.be/_ytA-wAPGw8). I promise I have some greater music on the way.
TSB: How can people get in contact with you?
Leek Hustle: Follow me on IG: @leekhustle, Twitter: @Leek_hustle
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