The North Holland Hustlers are an African-American gang in Liberty City operating in northern Algonquin that specialize in dealing crack cocaine. The gang is also said to have ties to the Pavano Family through Joe Corrola who likely supplies them with heroin. Dwayne Forge and Playboy X were two leaders of the gang.
Members of the gang dress in flashy clothing such as brightly colored sweaters with elaborate designs and big puffy jackets with furry hoods and Hinterland boots. They can usually be seen hanging in groups around the projects in North Holland and Northwood as well as walking the streets around these areas.
The gang appears to have originated amongst youths in the city, as Dwayne Forge became leader when he was 18, then when Dwayne went to prison, Playboy X became leader aged only eleven (based on ages from the LCPD database).
In 2008, Niko Bellic met two major members of the gang, the then current Boss Playboy X and former Boss Dwayne Forge, important characters in the game. If during The Holland Play the player decides to kill Playboy X, Dwayne becomes the leader of the Hustlers once again but if the player decides to kill Dwayne instead, Playboy remains their leader and cuts his ties with Niko.
Under Dwayne Forge's leadership, the North Holland Hustlers owned a strip club known as The Triangle Club in Northern Gardens, Bohan. But after Dwayne was sent to prison, the club was taken over by the Trunchez Brothers. Then, when Playboy X becomes the new leader of the Hustlers, he continues working with the Trunchez Brothers as a business associate and allows them to manage the club on his behalf. However, once Dwayne returns from prison, and accepts Niko's offer to kill the Trunchez Brothers, Dwayne regains control of the club once again, leaving Playboy X infuriated. If Niko chooses to kill Playboy, allowing Dwayne to regain control of the Hustlers once again, he still assumes ownership of the club, meaning that the North Holland Hustlers would also be regaining control over the club as well.
Once Niko raises his friendship with Dwayne to a certain level, he can call Dwayne and ask for backup, and Dwayne will send two members of the North Holland Hustlers to assist Niko with whatever he is doing. They will defend Niko from attackers and are useful when fighting large groups of enemies.
In 2009, the North Holland Hustlers' territory in North Holland is under control of the African Americans, this could mean that the North Holland Hustlers may have possibly joined forces with the African Americans, since both gangs are very similar to each other.
- Known members and associates
- Dwayne Forge - Leader (? - 1992) and (2008 - Present) if Niko kills Playboy X
- Playboy X - Leader (? - 2008) if killed
- Marlon Bridges (? - 2008)
- Jayvon Simson (? - 2008)
- Niko Bellic - Associate (2008) or (2008 - Present) if Niko kills Playboy X
- The North Holland Hustlers share the same pedestrian skins as the African Americans. The difference is that the North Holland Hustlers are associated with Playboy X and Dwayne Forge. Likewise, the North Holland Hustlers focus exclusively on drug-trafficking and real-estate and only have influence in northern Algonquin as opposed to the African Americans.