Return Of The Hustle
Fabolous Lyrics


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Record mode! (Record mode!)
Get your money in the air like this (yeah, yeah)
Fab time, BK

[Fabolous]
From nothin' to somehin', homey (yes)
Street fit it, it, it in (yes)
Hey, it's a new year, and I'm back for new money
Just I think I left somethin' (Just Blaze!)

[Swizz Beatz]
Cash rules everything around me, cream
It's a new year, dolla dolla bill, y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill, yup, yup

[Fabolous]
Yes, it's the return of the young hustle
A nigga came for the money, not the tongue tussle
Me - I'd rather do my lip lashin' when the chips cash in
Then you might see me on the strip flashin'
Like Vegas lights, and they say I shine Vegas bright
Draw a crowd like a Vegas fight
So shit, gettin' hit, and my leg is light
I mean it could a been a 2Pac Vegas night
Or maybe a Notorious L.A. evening
"Baby, you okay?" I mean, well, I'm breathin'
Hell, I'm even bossin' and I laugh
The money ain't right, then I toss you to the left
Yes, to the left, to the left
Everything is hustle to the death for the F
A-B, baby, they be lazy
Gucci straight jacket 'cause I may be crazy
Loony for the loot, psycho for the paper
This a new year, but I recycle for the paper
If green talks, then I'm the Geico with the paper
So have my check right, no typos with the paper, please

[Swizz Beatz]
Cash rules everything around me, cream
It's a new year, dolla dolla bill, y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill, yup, yup
I said
Cash rules everything around me, cream
It's a new year, dolla dolla bill, y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill, yup, yup

[Fabolous]
They say the rap game remind 'em of the crack game
That's why they money go quicker than a crack high
My money stacked high; how high? Shaq high
Yao high; that's why yours is Bow Wow high
You lookin' at your new hustle like your last hustle
Was looked at as Russell in my past hustle
Shorty work it; she be on her ass hustle
She make it clap; she know how to work them ass muscles
Fast rush you, then back to the money
They say I'm frontin', can't turn my back to the money
And, truthfully, you're cool, but I'm attracted to money
So why don't cha turn your back to the money, and let it shake?
I'm lovin' how you move that smooth; you let it snake
But players don't chase at it, baby, we let it make
Bet it make sense when you make them dollars
I ain't gotta make them move, but I make them holla
This my year, but y'all can help me celebrate
I'm nine-fifteen, that means I'm hella straight
Swizz stacks, Just Blaze bucks
I'm back for my money; it's just they luck

[Swizz Beatz]
Cash rules everything around me, cream
It's a new year, dolla dolla bill, y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill, yup, yup
I said
Cash rules everything around me, cream
It's a new year, dolla dolla bill, y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill y'all, yup
Get that money, yup
Dolla dolla bill, yup, yup

[Swizz Beatz]
Get your money in the air, money in the air
Get your money in the air, money in the air
Let me see it up, let, let me see it up
Let me see it up, let, let me see it up, ladies
Money in the air, money in the urr-urr
Money in the air, money in the urr-urr
Money in the air, money in the air




Let me see it up, nigga, you don't need that dough
Nigga, you don't need that dough

Overall Meaning

The song “Return of The Hustle” is a collab track between Fabolous and Swizz Beatz. It is about their hustle to get their money, with a focus on earning as much as possible in a new year. Fabolous raps about transforming his “nothin’ to somethin’” and putting in work to make his money grow. Swizz Beatz emphasizes the importance of cash ruling everything around him in the new year, encouraging listeners to get their money up.


The lyrics throughout the song are filled with intricate rhymes and metaphors that show the artists’ command of language. For instance, Fabolous compares himself to the bright lights of Vegas and muses about how he could have ended up like 2Pac in Vegas. Additionally, he notes that “players don't chase at it, baby, we let it make” as he reminds his listeners that the hustle is a waiting game where success comes to those who are patient. The song’s catchy hook – “Cash rules everything around me, cream / It's a new year, dolla dolla bill, y'all, yup / Get that money, yup / Dolla dolla bill y'all, yup / Get that money, yup / Dolla dolla bill, yup, yup” – drives home the message that money is the key to everything.


Line by Line Meaning

From nothin' to somehin', homey (yes)
Starting from nothing and achieving something, buddy


Street fit it, it, it in (yes)
Molding and blending to the street life


Hey, it's a new year, and I'm back for new money
It's a fresh year, and I am here to make new cash


Cash rules everything around me, cream
Money controls everything in my life


It's a new year, dolla dolla bill, y'all, yup
It's a new year, and it's all about money


Dolla dolla bill y'all, yup
Money, money, money


Yes, it's the return of the young hustle
Yes, the young hustle is back again


A nigga came for the money, not the tongue tussle
I am here for the cash, not for fighting or arguments


Me - I'd rather do my lip lashin' when the chips cash in
I prefer to talk when I am rich


Then you might see me on the strip flashin'
You may find me flaunting cash on the streets


Like Vegas lights, and they say I shine Vegas bright
I shine like the bright lights of Las Vegas


Draw a crowd like a Vegas fight
I attract people like a boxing match in Las Vegas


So shit, gettin' hit, and my leg is light
I might feel light-headed like I got knocked out


I mean it could a been a 2Pac Vegas night
It could have been a crazy night like when 2Pac got shot in Vegas


Or maybe a Notorious L.A. evening
Or it was a night like when Notorious B.I.G was killed in Los Angeles


"Baby, you okay?" I mean well I'm breathin'
People ask if I am okay and I say, "Well, at least I am alive"


Hell, I'm even bossin' and I laugh
I make decisions like a boss and I am amused by it


The money ain't right, then I toss you to the left
If you don't have cash, I will ignore you


Yes, to the left, to the left
Go away, disappear


Everything is hustle to the death for the F
Hustle is everything until I die for my crew


A-B, baby, they be lazy
My associates, A-B, are lazy


Gucci straight jacket 'cause I may be crazy
I might be insane, like someone who wears a straight jacket from Gucci


Loony for the loot, psycho for the paper
I am crazy for money


This a new year, but I recycle for the paper
It's a new year, but I still make money by reusing old ways


If green talks, then I'm the Geico with the paper
If money could speak, then I am the Geico (insurance company) of money


So have my check right, no typos with the paper, please
Please make sure my payment is correct and has no errors


They say the rap game remind 'em of the crack game
People compare rap industry to the drug industry


That's why they money go quicker than a crack high
People spend money fast in this business


My money stacked high; how high? Shaq high
I have a lot of money stacked up, like Shaquille O'Neal's height


Yao high; that's why yours is Bow Wow high
My money is even higher than Yao Ming's, while yours is only as high as Bow Wow's


You lookin' at your new hustle like your last hustle
You are approaching your new project the same way you approached your last one


Was looked at as Russell in my past hustle
My last hustle was successful, like Russell Simmons


Shorty work it; she be on her ass hustle
A girl is working hard, using her body (ass) to make money


She make it clap; she know how to work them ass muscles
She makes her butt clap, she is skilled at using her body


Fast rush you, then back to the money
I will quickly overwhelm you, then get back to making money


They say I'm frontin', can't turn my back to the money
People think I am lying, but I can't ignore money


And, truthfully, you're cool, but I'm attracted to money
You are nice, but I am more interested in money


So why don't cha turn your back to the money, and let it shake?
Why don't you ignore money and let it do its thing?


I'm lovin' how you move that smooth; you let it snake
I like how you move so effortlessly, it's like a snake


But players don't chase at it, baby, we let it make
But smart players don't actively pursue it, we let it come to us


Bet it make sense when you make them dollars
It all makes sense when you start making money


I ain't gotta make them move, but I make them holla
I don't have to force people, but I am still able to get their attention


This my year, but y'all can help me celebrate
This is my year, but you can party with me


I'm nine-fifteen, that means I'm hella straight
I am in great shape, I am doing well


Swizz stacks, Just Blaze bucks
Swizz Beatz has a lot of money, Just Blaze has even more


I'm back for my money; it's just they luck
I am here to collect my money, it's just their luck that I am back


Get your money in the air, money in the air
Raise your cash up high


Let me see it up, let, let me see it up
Show me your money


Let me see it up, let, let me see it up, ladies
Show me your money, ladies


Money in the air, money in the urr-urr
Money is in the air


Nigga, you don't need that dough
You don't need that money


Nigga, you don't need that dough
You don't need that money




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: KASSEEM DEAN, DENNIS DAVID COLES, GARY E. GRICE, CLIFFORD SMITH, COREY WOODS, ROBERT F. DIGGS, LAMONT HAWKINS, JASON HUNTER, RUSSELL T. JONES, JUSTIN GREGORY SMITH, JOHN DAVID JACKSON

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Comments from YouTube:

@wuss90

Who listen to this now that its 2020???

@mansamusah7158

I do in 2022

@ronnieprice7722

Yo it doesn't matter what year this joint came out cause Fabulous shit still be Rocking & Bumping..... You Feel Me

@kingdre6397

Facts. I play this shit almost every morning before work 🤌🏽

@Shebshady763

Bruh that beat is crazy!!!! Thank god for that Instagram live battle

@JayHood619

fabolous has the sickest flow in the game.. period

@nasiomotivation5173

You mean Jadakiss? Right?

@Lololo70

How can you not listen to Fab 🔥🔥🔥

@jsoul99

one of the hardest beats Just has EVER done!!!

@dannybouche3340

Just Blaze should have played this beat during his beat battle with Swizz last night.

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