Sure, they may be rolling deep in their Hummers or Bentleys with some of the biggest bling around. But just like us, hip-hop and R&B’s finest still had to make some kind of living before they made it big.

From designing the perfect Subway sandwich to working at the Gap, these stars were earning minimum wage during the day while getting their music out at night –--now that’s hustling if we do say so ourselves.

Find out who was painting fire hydrants before their big break and who got fired for chasing a customer out of Red Lobster. Check out TheDrop.fm's Worst Pre-Fame Jobs. These gigs are truly unglamorous.