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A Short History of Hustlin'

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A Short History of Hustlin'

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A Short History of Hustlin'

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Commentator Todd Boyd says there is a history behind the hustle. The word may be relatively new, but the concept bears a striking resemblance to the American dream.

Boyd is a professor of critical studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.