Hustle Simmons

Hustle Simmons

BandHip Hop

Hustle Simmons is traditional hip-hop music with innovative ideals. Our sound is remeniscent of what made you fall in love with hip-hop without being stuck in past eras.


While many attribute the "Hustle" to what society deems as illegal activities, Dave Ghetto, vet emcee and frontman for Hustle Simmons states otherwise. "The hustle is doing what it takes to achieve your desired goal" explains Ghetto, "drugs sell themselves, there's no hustle in that". That being said, the desired goal for Hustle Simmons is to be heard.

Hustle Simmons is the emcee/ producer duo consisting of Camden City, NJ's indie hip-hop mainstay, Dave Ghetto (Nuthouse/ Counterflow) and Philadelphia based producer, Tha S Ence. Dave Ghetto began making a name for himself as a member of Nuthouse, releasing projects on both Bobitto Garcia's Fondle Em imprint and Goodvibe Recordings whose roster boasted artist like Slum Village, Bahamadia, and Mystic. As a solo artist, Ghetto has released various Projects via Miami based label Counterflow Recordings selling more then 35k 12" records and 20k copies of his solo full length release "LoveLife?". Working with artists ranging from Cee-Lo Green to DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dave has built quite an impressive resume. While Dave is the voice of Hustle Simmons, Tha S Ence is definitely the sound. His signature drum heavy sample based production style has been garnering him attention around the city of Philadelphia for sometime now. He's consistently stood out amongst his peers while performing in producer's showcases like Beats & Rhymes and Word of Mouth. A student of the craft of beat making, Tha S Ence cites producers Just Blaze, Premo, and the late J Dilla as the influences behind his production. An introduction by a mutual friend lead to Tha S Ence submitting a beat cd for a project which eventually became a full-length project. "It's that new millinium boom-bap!", explains Dave Ghetto. Welcome to the Digital Underground.


“Hustle Simmons surfaces real life issues…it’s a guarantee album that will keep your head moving”- Scheme Magazine

"Hustle Simmons is a breath of fresh air. That feeling I got when i first heard Beats, Rhymes, & Life, or even Common's Resurrect, is what I got out of this album. Yall got my support all the way with this!" - ILLMIND

"Ruff, rugged and raw... a masterpiece." - Waajeed

"I hate rap, shit sucks, I only listen to M.O.P, but "The Run Down" is refreshing. Beat is the win and I can fucks with the raps. Really goo for the God hour." - DJ Moe Choi

"Hustle Simmons is what the game asks for...The people want the real thing, well here it is."-Hezekiah


Hustle Simmons "Everybody/They Already Know" 12" (2008)
Hustle Simmons "Dave Ghetto and Tha S Ence are Hustle Simmons" LP (2008)
Hustle Simmons "Standing By" 12" (2009)

Set List

They Already Know
Freestyle 1
The Run Down
Standing By
Freestyle 2
Outta Control