Hustler's ambition or gangsta's therapy? Fiddy's heart's on his sleeve: "I need you I need you to hate me," he admits, his doom-low voice betraying his existential dread by the second. "Niggas around me so cold my heart done froze up." After flipping 32 hot bars of drug metaphor his best lyrics of '05 since the Game and Mobb Deep guest spots he hammers on his no-exit manifesto: "I hope to find the thing that's in my life/So I hustle." The haunting oohs and bass line of the sample "I Need You" by Frankie Beverly & Maze emote where a hustler can't.
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