Initially set for release on October 15, 2009, Lil Scrappy’s second studio album, The Grustle, has been pushed back yet again. This album is the first in which he will not be working with Lil Jon or G-Unit.
For three years, Lil Scrappy was working with Young Buck as they were the first members of G-Unit South, later Ca$hville Records. Things appeared to be going well until a feud between 50 Cent and Young Buck placed Buck’s career on hold.
Because of that, Lil Scrappy ended his association with G-Unit and he later cut ties with Lil Jon and BME. The joint-venture that BME had worked out with Warner Bros. in Scrappy’s favor was not going the way that he had planned.
With Ludacris moving into other things besides music, he needs a bankable star to be the new leader of his DTP Records. Lil Scrappy was a bankable star and he needed an interested label. A marriage was made and Lil Scrappy began disturbing the peace with Ludacris.
The first single from The Grustle is “Addicted to Money.” The song features a collaboration from Ludacris. For the rest of the album, guest appearances are set to come from Bobby V, Shawnna, and Willy Northpole.
Lil Scrappy’s album, The Grustle, has been pushed back for a release on December 15, 2009 on DTP Records and Def Jam.
Disturbing Tha Peace's most recent acquisition, Lil' Scrappy, is preparing to demonstrate an artistic side which has seldom been witnessed. Lil' Scrappy held a listening session on October 27th, offering media and DJ's a sneak preview of his up and coming The Grustle album, which is expected in stores on December 15th.
"It's always good when an artist knows the direction they wanna go with a project," DTP's CEO Chaka Zulu told AllHipHop.com. "Scrappy came in with a focus and a work ethic, which helped materialize this project called The Grustle: his grind and his hustle. The album is the s**t! Go get it!"
Scrappy declared how he is presenting a more mature album this time around.
"I never did me," Scrappy explained. "Everytime y'all heard me, that was somebody telling me to do that. 'You gotta be crunk, 'cause you're the Prince of Crunk.' And once you put that out there, that's who you gotta be. But n***as grow up."
"That's the most lyrical spiritual, real, heart touching [song] and people can feel that," Scrappy told AllHipHop.com. "What people can't feel, they don't remember. Dance songs, crunk songs, all that s**t good. But when it come to songs that'll be around forever, that'll get you that publishing check forever, those are the ones that go. I don't give a f**k about that club s**t for real. Thug It to the Bone is one of those you can make a movie off just what I'm saying in all the verses…"
The Grustle also welcomes Gucci Mane, Maino and most notably his own daughter, Emani, who sings the hook on "Big Boy Talking".