13. G.D.O.D. (Get Dough Or Die)
With T.I.’s decision to take his Grand Hustle/Hustle Gang imprint the independent route after the culmination of his deal with Atlantic Records came the imminent need to polish his team’s brand and sound, as the running price for them to sign on the dotted line of a major label’s contract was declared to be 75 million by Tip himself. G.D.O.D. showcases recent additions Trae The Truth and Travi$ Scott making rather impressive contributions to Hustle Gang’s heavily southern sound, while GH veterans Young Dro & B.o.B. remind the industry why they deserve to be overlooked as emcees no more. Despite Iggy Azalea maintaining her status as an Island Def Jam artist, and not one who’s officially signed to T.I.’s label, her appearances on G.D.O.D. are arguably superior than any she’s made anywhere else musically leading to her debut album, which is either a testament to her loyalty to one of her day-one supporters (T.I.), or an ode to the orchestration of this project.