The album was produced by Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Jack Johnson). 'The Hustle', the band's sixth release, features appearances from Jack Johnson & Money Mark. 'The Hustle' is the third full length album released by Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records.
Along with spiritual brother and surf buddy Jack Johnson
, Garret "G. Love" Dutton has quietly but reliably lead a campaign for laidback but funky blues and R&B- inspired folk music. Now recording for Johnson's Brushfire label, the Philadelphia native stays tactfully on course for The Hustle
, moving through the expected ballads ("Loving Me"), reggae-lite jams ("Give It to You"), and saucy BBQ anthems ("Booty Call"). It may prove disappointing to some fans that have been waiting for Love to truly stretch out the sound he debuted over 10 years ago, but it's a minor gripe. There's no faulting consistency. --Aidin Vaziri