When Pook Hustle’s career as a student athlete didn’t go as planned, the Brooklyn born Hip-Hop artist found new excitement pursuing his interest in writing. Though outcast by many, it was on this new playing field where his bold, introspective lyricism and captivating energy paired with a smoky voice would shine through and garner the attention of those around him.
Producer and Free Creation Label-mate WhatHisName provides an ambient, nostalgic soundscape rich in texture for Pook’s ever evolving stream of thought. Pook Hustle reminds us of the nuances of being black as well as the level of versatility and wide range of emotions black men can have. The track itself flows smoothly with its mid tempo lethargic nature, with lyrical sincerity.
Discussing his latest release, Pook Hustle discussed:
“Living in a fast paced city like NYC, it’s good to catch a break when you can. Since I was a teenager, me & my friends would take trips out to New Jersey or Pennsylvania to retreat. My favorite part of these experiences is the relaxation of driving on the highway & of course going to Wawa. It’s convenient, reliable and open 24 hours! When I wrote this song I wanted to talk about why I’m retreating from the city but in a fun way that would bring the listener into the car with me.”