Can't Knock the Hustle

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"Can't Knock the Hustle"
Can't Knock the Hustle cover
Single by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Black Album)
Released October 11, 2018
Recorded 2018
Length 3:42
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Dave Sitek
Status officially released
Live debut December 31, 2018 (recorded, actual date unknown)
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer singles chronology
"California Snow"
(2018)
"Can't Knock the Hustle"
(2018)
"Zombie Bastards"
(2018)
Weezer (The Black Album) track listing
"Can't Knock the Hustle"
(1)
"Zombie Bastards"
(2)

"Can't Knock the Hustle" is the lead single from Weezer's thirteenth studio album Weezer (The Black Album).

Overview

It was first teased on October 9, 2018 in a yelp profile that was shared by the band. The next day there was a TripAdvisor profile that was shared. Both had reviews containing the words:

"Can't knock the hustle!

Hasta luego
Hasta luego
Hasta luego

adios."

Its existence was confirmed on October 10, 2018 with a release date of October 11 at 8 a.m. EST. The song was debuted live at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on December 31, 2018. The song was played at various concerts during the band's Spring 2019 tour.

Video/Audio

The music video was produced by Jerry Media and directed by Guy Blelloch. The video stars Pete Wentz (credited in the video as "Rivers Wentz") of the band Fall Out Boy and also features YouTuber Krispyshorts and Instagram model Romane Recalde. According to an e-mail sent out to members of the Weezer Fan Club, the music video starring Pete Wentz for "Can't Knock The Hustle" was originally intended for a song titled "Midnight", which was originally planned as the debut single for the Black Album, before the unexpected success of "Rosanna" and "Africa" caused it to be pushed back and, eventually, scrapped entirely.


Live performances

Lyrics

Hasta luego
Hasta luego
Hasta luego adios

My manager's slacking so I gotta’ move quick
I'm lacking in natural gifts
I'm an ugly motherfucker but I work hella’ harder
And you can write a blog about it

Can't knock the hustle
Can't knock the hustle
Leave a five star review and I’ll leave you one too
Can't knock the hustle
Hasta luego
Hasta luego
Hasta luego adios

The future's so bright I gotta’ poke my eyes out
Running up my credit cards
Sellin' lemonade by the side of the road
You see it all from where you are

Don't step to me
Don't step to me
Don't step to me
Bitch

Now you can criticize me for anything
I ain't like them other boys
Higher education is the key to escape
But I never learned to roll a joint

See also