"The Hustle" was created and executive produced by Prentice Penny, a writer/producer on "Happy Endings," and is directed by Millicent Shelton ("Everybody Hates Chris"), Rusty Cundieff ("Chapelle's Show") and Billie Woodruff ("Beauty Shop"). The show's produced by the Alloy Digital-owned Generate, and will feature cameos from rappers Jadakiss, Freddie Gibbs, Red Cafe, Travis Porter and Nipsey Hussle, as well as DJs The Breakfast Club, DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Skee.
Fuse will follow each episode of "The Hustle" up with "The Hustle After Party," taped in front of a studio audience and hosted by Esteban Serrano (host of Fuse's "Top 20 Countdown"). The talk show will feature interviews and performances with hip hop artists, appearances by the cast and discussions with industry experts intended to complement the episode that air before it.
While "The Hustle" will be Fuse's first scripted venture, the network's home to several unscripted shows, including comedian Billy Eichner's "Billy on the Street," "Warped Roadies" and "Ex-Wives of Rock."