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Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

50 Cent

2003

Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

Album Summary

Get Rich or Die Tryin' is the debut studio album by American rapper 50 Cent. It was released on February 6, 2003, by Interscope Records, Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, Eminem's Shady Records, and 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. After signing with Eminem, 50 Cent (who also executive produced the album) also worked heavily with Dr. Dre, with the duo acting as the album's executive producers, who worked to combine the gangsta rap and R&B combo prevalent in New York hip hop. Additional production is provided by Mike Elizondo, Sha Money XL (who also executive produced the album), Mr. Porter, Rockwilder, Dirty Swift, Megahertz, and more. The album also contains guest appearances from Eminem, Young Buck, and Nate Dogg, as well as features from G-Unit co-members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. Prior to the album, 50 Cent released several mixtapes alongside the Trackmasters on an unreleased album widely believed to be his debut in 2000. However, after suffering legal troubles and being blackballed from the music industry, 50 Cent found difficulty in securing another major-label recording contract, until he signed with Eminem's Shady Records in 2002. Released a week in advance to combat bootlegging and internet leakage, Get Rich or Die Tryin' debuted and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 872,000 copies in its first week of sales. The album's singles also saw worldwide success, with both "In da Club" and "21 Questions" reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, while "P.I.M.P." became a number one hit in several countries. The album was ranked number one on the Billboard Year-End 2003 and received generally positive reviews from music critics. Get Rich or Die Tryin' was ranked by several publications as one of the best albums of the 2000s. In 2020, it was certified 9× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was the best-selling album of 2003 in the US, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 46th Grammy Awards. It won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at 2003 American Music Awards and Top Billboard 200 Album at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 280 on their updated 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

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Rating

3.12

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4175

Genres

  • Hip Hop
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Sun Jul 24 2022
1

I do not really know why I have wasted my precious time listening to this. Lost nearly an hour just to witness some arrogant, chauvinistic lyrics written by a man whose opinion is of no consequence at all. 50 Cent full of himself, though (like, sadly, most rappers out there). I didn’t reach the bonus tracks in the album: my ears were already sour enough.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
5

Classic album. There are some skippable tracks—"Blood Hound" (although I like Young Buck, who sounds like a wee baby on this track) and "Back Down" are my least favorite—but I don't outright dislike any of them. Got this on CD when it came out, and I could pop it in and listen to it from start to finish—which I did many times. I took a look at the numbers for this album on Spotify, and unsurprisingly, "In da Club," "P.I.M.P.", and "21 Questions" are the most-played, and understandably so. But I was shocked to see that "Gotta Make It to Heaven" was the *least*-played track. Megahertz produced the shit out of it, and 50 ... well, in his own words: "You ain't got to tell me / you feeling this shit / Because I hear what I'm saying / I know I'm killing this shit." And he ain't lying; it's my second favorite track after "P.I.M.P."

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Defining sound of the era. Nothing 50 put out after this could hold a candle, but this has always been enough. 4.5

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Mon Oct 31 2022
5

Certified classic. We've had about 30 hip hop albums so far in this list, but to date I've only five-starred two of them (I'm chalking that up to the list writers having suboptimal experience and taste for the genre). Today marks number three, in glorious fashion. 50 Cent broke onto the scene with THIS album, truly his best body of work. This man came in the game HUNGRY. Supported by Dr. Dre production (and executive production), and label ties to Eminem and his G-Unit buddies, it was like he'd been in the game forever when his debut dropped. I say all off this in hindsight of course, because I was in middle school when this dropped. But you better believe that my suburban white boy middle school self knew this album even then, and not *just* "In Da Club" either. I've revisited and rediscovered this album several times in my life, and each time I find more to love. I remember doing pushups like a madman in high school to "If I Can't." Today was a rediscovery of "Heat," probably one of the most in-your-face Dre beats ever, and the music video is fantastic and hilarious. 50 represented a resurgence of gangsta rap with high budget production, blended with the "bling era" that reigned for a little while. He would ultimately go toe to toe with the artist formerly known as Kanye West, to see if backpack rap or gangsta rap would win in (I think) 2007. Ye won that one, but there's no messing with this album. As much of a fan as I am of Kanye's work (that fandom is under heavy scrutiny these days), I'd personally take this album over several of his earliest entries. In 2010, 50 Cent tweeted "I can't believe my grandmother's making me take out the garbage. I'm rich, fuck this shit, I'm going home, I don't need this shit." On this album, 50 rapped "Mama said everything that happened to us, was part of God's plan, so at night when I talk to him, I got my gun in my hand." Shot nine times before this album dropped. Curtis Jackson is a legend. Favorite tracks: I'm keeping 14 of 19 in my playlist (really 14/18 if you exclude the intro), which is absurd. My essentials are Many Men, In da Club, Heat, If I Can't, PIMP, 21 Questions. Album art: Iconic. One of the most powerful and distinct album covers in the history of the genre. No notes, no complaints. Guy is bulletproof. 5/5

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Thu Nov 03 2022
5

Every song a banger, every song an ANTHEM. This was the soundtrack of my senior year, so I may be biased. This is the definition of the ultimate perfect album. Fuck it, new rule. If it gets the ultimate perfect stamp, every song gets added to the playlist. Definitely a 5, even if it was out of 100, it a HUNNED!

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Sun Jun 05 2022
4

Honestly insane that this album still even sort of holds up almost 2 decades later. All the beats are catchy and many men and in da club are still bangers. Even the album length isn’t that bad since each song sounds pretty distinct

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Wed Jul 06 2022
2

Even as someone super into hiphop around this time, this was always a novelty act. Can only think it's on this list as an example of gangster rap but then BIG and DMX have that dark style down better and Xibit from the same period massively outshines him. Production is slick but don't like his style of rapping at all.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
2

I found it quite difficult to take this record seriously - it features A LOT of sound effects which could have been taken directly from GTA (just listen to 'Heat'!). Absolute highlight is on 'High All The Time' where 50 contemplates his need for a new fax machine. That line sure aged like fine milk. Standouts are 'Many Men' (great refrain), 'In Da Club', and the two Eminem features 'Don't Push Me' and 'Patiently' - including the great line "Shady Records was 80 seconds away from the towers, Some cowards fucked with the wrong building, they meant to hit ours".

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Sun Aug 07 2022
1

50 cent is the soundtrack to breaking into cars to steal loose change so you can buy cigarettes. It's the sound of a cultural cesspool. I know as a white guy I'm not meant to say that, but fuuuck it's true. It's just bottom of the barrel trashy shit: some idiot carrying on about doing/dealing drugs, getting in fights and fucking hoes. Imagine being such a bottom feeder that "tough" shit like this is how you measure your success. It doesn't even sound any good - most of the time he's trailing by half a beat, slurring his way through like he's just had a hit of horse tranquilizer. Oh and it goes for over an hour. 1/5.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
1

Eminem added a little energy. Otherwise this was just treading water. The lyrics were a complete turn off for me.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
5

Love my rap hard and grimy and this fits the bill 100%. There's the classics, but even the lesser played songs hit hard

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

Great album.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

JEL MOGUĆE!?!??!?! ALO?!?!?!? Uglavnom da, ovo je album nakon Slušaj Mater od Ede Maajke koji me uveo u svijet hip hopa. Nije petica, ali mi je srcu drag, pa bi zbog toga dao pet. Samo zbog upoznavanja sa svijetom hip hopa - stranog.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Probably one of the best debut rap albums of all time. This album has as many classic hits on it as he has bullet holes in him. There are a few duds here and there but it gets back on track with another banger right away.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Pretty good. Lots of bangers.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

Rating: 10/10

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Sun Oct 23 2022
5

Now I fully understand why 50 was & has remained so popular. Every song had a hook or featured a big time rapper. There's also a lot of layering in his songs - more instrumentation than most rap albums, which I like very much. 4.5 rounded up to 5 nostalgia's sake.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

How did I know all of these songs

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Sun Jun 05 2022
4

Really great album (as much as I hate to admit it). :) Standouts: In da Club, Man Men, PIMP, 21 Questions, Wankster, If I Can't The rest of the songs are pretty good too. 4/5

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Never really listened to this at the time, but familiar with a lot of the tracks. Love the simplicity of the production/backing tracks - gives more space to focus on the lyrics. Would definitely consider listening again!

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Sat Jun 11 2022
4

Love expanding my rap and gangster rap knowledge using this list. Like a lot of rap albums I think this is a hair too long, but otherwise is excellent. More 50 please.

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Sat Jun 18 2022
4

OK, not bad.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

Hit after hit.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

Definitely nostalgic. A great gangsta rap album. Far less offensive than I remember.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

Didn't hate it, which I thought I would.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

honestly surprisingly tight album with tons of amazing tracks and energy, not much to say besides i’m definitely going to revisit it again!

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Sun Jul 31 2022
4

A Classic

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

"I'm similar to a squirrel, looking for a slut with a nice butt to get a nut" Modern day Shakespeare.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

superstar gangsta rap. good album, not so much filled with skits and with a nice flow. I'm reading Dre didn't want 21 questions on the record, glad he was ignored on that one.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

I remember working at Moorhead Country Club when this album came out and it was everywhere. I liked Wanksta and In Da Club. I was more of a Kanye fan so I never gave this full album a listen. Sometimes I forget how huge 50 Cent was though, this album is a lot better than I remember. I dismissed it is pop rap back in the day but a few of the songs have that New York sound that has just kind of gone away. I liked it a lot more than I was expecting to, even though I'm very familiar with hip hop!

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Det var förvånandsvärt bra. har bara hört the bangers men många var ju superbra.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

long but good, will also continue with this one

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

it was good just started to drag on during the second half

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Sat Oct 01 2022
4

I like this one a lot. One of the best in this genre. 4/5

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

5* in a mood

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

A NY CLASSIC

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

go shawty its your birthday

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

Very good

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Great album! Listened a lot to it when it came out in the early 00's. Still know a lot of the lyrics :) 'Patiently Waiting' with a great contribution from Eminem. 'Many Men' is a good track, 'In Da Club' a classic. 'If I Can't' great beat. 'Wanksta'. 4/5

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Un classique dans le gente. 4.5

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

Good

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

50 Cent and his debut album market a pivotal point for hip hop as a genre. For as long as it was a part of the public consciousness, hip hop was sequestered away from pop music, never shall the two mingle (perhaps with the exception of MC Hammer or The Fresh Prince). After the death of grunge in the 90's, an empty throne laid dormant for music, and it would be hip hop that would take over. As such, 50 Cent was primed to take over Billboard with gansta rap, a genre that was often ostracized for it's violent themes. Eminem and Dr. Dre would be backing this project, giving 50 Cent the much-needed boost to become an influential figure in both pop and hip hop. The mythos of 50 Cent would also be leveraged thanks to his tough-as-nails story wherein he was shot 9 times at close range. Combined with his look and 50 Cent was a guaranteed unit-mover. He was so good, in fact, that the album released one week ahead of schedule to capitalize before internet piracy killed his heat. As a result, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' debuted at number 1, backed by two singles that would also hit number 1. So how is the album? Good. Dre production continues to be worth it's salt, though none of the tracks quite top In Da Club. 50's MC skills are undeniable though. His presence is palpable on almost every track, proving that there's a good reason behind his fame. His rapping style blends the swagger of southern hip hop with the toughness of east coast hip hop to bring new life to the gasnta rap genre. I normally have grievances with albums that break 60 minutes, but I struggle to point out any songs here that I would consider to be "filler". Get Rich Or Die Tryin' holds significant importance on multiple levels, but the hard truth is that buyers were getting their money's worth when they bought this back in 2003. It might not be for you but it was for a lot of people, and that's a bigger deal than you think it is.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

One of the first albums I pirated on bear share

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

You know, better than I thought.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Another classic this week! I remember hearing people listen to this in class. We weren’t allowed to and back then we couldn’t stream it or anything. I know Stevie loved this album and there are some fantastic bangers on here that defined a generation and pushed rap into a new dimension. I’m not a fan of every song but will acknowledge the impact this album had on so many future projects.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

Listening to it now, it sounds like satire with all the gun sounds, car noises and most lyrics about how much of a badass 50 cent is. But some of the songs on here are absolute anthems for the early 2000's

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

I'm surprised how much I liked this and I not much of a rap listener.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

I know like half of these songs through cultural osmosis, but never listened to the whole thing. Pretty good, but definitely a product of mid-00’s rap. B

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

06/03/2022 Outside of the single, there's not much here that's happening or really standing-out as an "all timer."

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Tue Jun 07 2022
3

I like the singles, and I like the collabs with other artists. But other than that, Mr Cent was not singing the songs for me. But then I don’t think he was trying to…

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Sat Jun 11 2022
3

I’m rappin I’m rappin

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Tue Jun 14 2022
3

Classic for its time but not sure it aged well

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

There is some good stuff on here, but the filler is pretty mediocre. Definitely could have cut a few tracks and it would have made for a better album.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

3.4 - never listened to this before. Solid album of harder ramp, enjoyed the singles I’d heard elsewhere more than anything I discovered on this listen, but it was a worthwhile listen. The rhythm guitar on “In da club” will never not bring a smile to my face.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

A lot of rap / hip-hop is tough in an album format. Filter out the singles and the features, you're left with a lot of meh that shouldn't have been recorded. And that's what you get with 50 Cent's 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'". His backstory and mythology made him popular with this album's release. Tie that in with the hit singles and Eminem collaborations, you've got some good tracks. But the filler drags this album down. The sound didn't age well, combined with the constant G-Unit shoutouts made this listening experience drag on. The album could've been 15 minutes shorter and been more successful. 3/5.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

A few good songs, a lot of unremarkable songs that seems like background gangsta music.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

Meh. Couple of old nostalgic classics but that's it.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

High school, is that you I'm hearing??? Nostalgia but also bleh.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
3

Surprised myself by enjoying this but the shine wore off as it went on

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

Many Men, PIMP and Don't Push Me are highlights for me. It is definitely swagger focused and it gets a little old... not nearly as annoying as kid rock swagger, but it sadly reminded me of that. Overall an interesting listen and parts were enjoyable.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

I kinda like the Caribbean rap sound. Some sound too similar to each other, though.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
3

наконец-то настоящая музыка!

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

Eh, it's good gangster rap. Lyrics aren't unique, flow is decent, beats are pretty good at points, album doesn't really have an interesting concept. It's fine.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

I really love many men. The whole albums pretty good. Sometimes it got a little boring.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Firstly; big shoutout to 50 for not plastering this is skits and interludes. He’s got something to prove and demands for the name 50 Cent to be respected. I appreciate that. I haven’t heard this album in it’s full length since… 6th-7th grade maybe. And I fully expected it to be horribly outdated, silly and maybe even just plain bad. And while some of the aspects of the album hasn’t aged that great and the strange balance of seriousness and fooling around is a bit crazy, i was a bit surprised that this is by no means a bad record. Quite the contrary. Among the outdated things, some of the lyrics really hasn’t aged that great; “P.I.M.P.” and 50 rapping about a fax machine and a Subaru in “High All the Time”. The production and beats are most certainly a personal preference; but somehow I actual came to enjoy the nostalgia of something sounding like it’s straight outta Los Santos Radio. 50 Cent you bona fide legend. I feel a strong 3,5 / 5 on this.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Although I didn't like all the songs of the album, I recognize its huge influence on the gangsta rap scene. In Da Club is a classic.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

Bileräpin klassikko. Oon yllättynyt, miten vähän huono tää oli. 3/5.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
3

Most of his hits are here

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

El disco me gustó tanto como me puede gustar el hip hop. Es un gran debut y se nota la escuela de Dre y Eminem que fueron productores ejecutivos. Demasiado largo para mi gusto pero en general no se siente como un disco más del género, se nota un estilo propio.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
3

Was not expecting this album to be here, but alright. It's a nice little nostalgia trip to the 2000s, when hip hop artists ruled the airwaves alongside their collaborations with R&B ladies of the era. The singles - particularly P.I.M.P. and 21 Questions - are the strongest tracks on this album, but some of the deep cuts made for fun throwback listens too. As with most hip hop records this was a few tracks too long, but not bad at all for a 74 minute flashback.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

A mixed bag

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

When this came out, I was BIG into hip hop. I never understood why this one got so much love. Average-ish beats. It's just nothing special to me...

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Sat Nov 05 2022
3

There is some rap in this gangsta.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

A well known album with very tight beats and cool sounds designs. I am not very much into Rap music and have my question marks especially on Gangsta Rap. Maybe it’s a good thing here that I dont exactly know what is really going on in the lyrics.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
3

Enjoyed the music, but not the gangster rapping - almost switched off after hearing the early lyric about looking for "a slut with a nice butt for me to do my nut". Why are these people not lambasted and ostracised by Society? Unacceptable. But good music and production by Dre. So a reluctant 3 stars for the music.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

Good

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

Not the sort of thing I listen to but I liked this. Tunes interesting and rapping kinda low key and brutal. It reminds me of a mix of a few other styles I like (Fugees and funnily enough Eminem). All in all it's good to listen to. I may never listen to it again but who knows?

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Fri Nov 25 2022
3

Liked this more than expected, but still, I don't see myself coming back to this either. 3.25/5

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Fri Nov 25 2022
3

I'm not familiar with this album other than the singles. It's just okay for me. The lyrics made me chuckle at times, and some tracks had a sound I liked, but overall the lyrics and production didn't do much for me.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

In the same way, as many other hip-hop albums, it's too dependent on its context, but it's not a bad album. Of course, more than 1 hour of 50's gangsta stuff could be annoying for some people, but "In da Club" is an anthem of 2000's rap, and his influence is undeniable, even being dated.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
2

Hmmm. Some interesting beats and production with a couple of great tracks, but in general can't help feeling that by the time this was released it had all been done before and better. 50s tales of the streets seem slightly dull and lifeless, competently delivered, but lack either visceral, connection or humour. It just left me a bit bored.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
2

50 has strong singles and a consistent voice, and the bass peaks distinctively throughout. But the last half of the runtime fades away into mist. Solid, though not sure it left many echoes in music.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
2

This was a tough journey. Relentless strutting and name dropping.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
2

Mumbly fucking boring hip hop. And the album just goes on and on.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
2

Hasn’t aged well and outside of the hits it sounds decidedly one note. My gf’s father summed it up nicely after once being subjected to some of this album remarking, “This is 50 Cents is it? He isn’t worth 5 cents!”

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

I've just never really been able to get into 50 Cent, in spite of digging a lot of his peers. Some of Dre's production on here is pretty good though I will say. I'm happy I gave it another go.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

I kinda wanted to like this, but it’s just so boring.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

Me cuesta un toque. Siento q hay temas buenos y temas muy meh

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Sun Sep 25 2022
2

Was alright

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Mon Oct 03 2022
2

Some fun catchy songs but too long and a little outdated. 3.8/10

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Thu Oct 06 2022
2

Mjuuh vähän väsynyttä nykyään. Ihan ok biisejä muutama niin ei jää ykköseen.

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Sun Oct 09 2022
2

In da club ei yhtään parempi kuin muukaan jömpötys... Ei huono... ei hyvä...

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Sun Oct 16 2022
2

Gonna be real with you, I listened to about 1/3 of this album, lost interest and went back to revisit Patti Smith’s Horses, a record I was assigned last week and loved. 50 never did it for me, that hasn’t changed over the years.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
2

El contraste con el disco anterior, de rap francés, enfatiza como este tipo de hip hop no me gusta. Sé reconocer la importancia del disco y que tuvo algunos sencillos relevantes, pero por mí, podría jamás volverlo a escuchar.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

Some really good and catchy hooks, rhythms, and such here. This album grabbed my ear and held it well. I had heard the artist’s name many times but don’t think I heard any of his music. Solid stuff.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
2

I’m not big on the language in the lyrics. I’m old. The music is fine though.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

-Not really a big fan of gangster rap -I like Eminem's verses on "Patiently Waiting" and "Don't Push Me," particularly on "Patiently Waiting" -The lines "In the Bible, it says what goes around, comes around/'Hommo' shot me, three weeks later he got shot down/Now it's clear that I'm here for a real reason/‘Cause he got hit like I got hit, but he ain't fuckin' breathin'" in "Many Men (Wish Death)" is absolutely savage -I've heard "In Da Club" and "P.I.M.P." before and they are quite catchy -Idk it is a fun vibe I guess but I just don't find this rap that interesting

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Fri Nov 04 2022
2

Again, an album that makes me realize I’ve crossed into the “get off my lawn” category of people. But, when compared to older music from the same genre, this just doesn’t hold up. The beats and grooves were fine, excellent actually, but the lyrics were terrible.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
2

I wasn't into hip-hop when this first came out, but 50 was impossible to ignore. His music was everywhere and this album defined the genre at it's time. It's decent hearing it now, but I have no personal connection with it. A few enjoyable tracks, though.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
2

Me ha resultado aburrido y repetitivo al principio. Menos mal que hacia el final se anima con "P.I.M.P." o "Poor Lil Rich". Por ahí se va a ir a 2 estrellas altas, casi 3.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
2

Well this will be the first time I've listened to Fiddy seriously. Always saw him as a bit of a novelty act - the last twitch of 'gangsta rap's' twitching corpse. Obvs I know the singles, but I wonder, has he really got the bars to match up to other rising rappers at the time (early Kanye, Twista, Eminem)? The answer is no. His rhymes are good, but the delivery is so flat that it can't sustain these 20 tracks. When Eminem or any other guest turns up, it suddenly injects his fairly lifeless tracks with life. Which isn't great, really. In Da Club and PIMP are both great tracks (obvs Dre was going to throw a few great productions on here) but I can see why he hawks energy drinks and NFTs now, as nobody can he interested in hearing more of the same as this.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
2

Not good

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Wed Nov 16 2022
2

Het zal niet mijn ding worden. Vond dit album nogal veel van hetzelfde. Ondanks de 2 grote hits die het bevat

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Thu Nov 24 2022
2

I enjoyed some of the songs.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
2

Hard to believe this is a debut album given how limpid and tired Fitty delivers his bottom-of-the-barrel bars. Seriously sounds like they had to slow the tempo down on the instrumentals (which are uninspired at best) so the man can eke out his kindergarten-level rhymes and strings of curses/slurs. The best part is when Eminem shows up to inject some life into this album, but then he tries to rhyme “pork” with “walk” and it’s back to having the worst bars possible. Only giving this a 2 as I was able to tolerate listening to it and didn’t feel the outright hatred which merits a 1.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
1

Bruh

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Thu Aug 11 2022
1

Wanksta indeed. This was okay but doesn’t really speak to me and is way too long.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
1

Not my thing.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
1

Well, it will be pretty hard for me to describe this album. Mainly because this is my least favourite type of one of my least favourite genres. Is this album on the list because of something revolutionary that 50 Cent or his producers have done? Or is it just a peak example of the specific Gangsta Rap subgenre? Or maybe it was just very successful in terms of sales, so it had to be included here? In any case, it probably wouldn't get my vote. Whole album consists of catchy beats, mainly known for songs that made it high on pop lists, like 'In Da Club', or 'PIMP'. 50 Cent style of rapping is rather bland and his lyrics are one-dimensional. Plenty of collaborators on the album, most notably Eminem, but they don't change anything for better or worse. I believe that fans of this style of music will find plenty of enjoyment, but I reckon that neutral fans of music would rather just walk by it, like I did after first listening to this album.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
1

Sigh. Let's try and get this over with. OK, so this is bad. Like, genuinely not very good. I had forgotten quite how much I loathe, despise and detest "in da club". As far as I'm concerned this album isn't quite the nadir of early-mid 2000s music, but it is damned close. It's almost irredeemable. I'm trying hard to find something good about it, but I just can't.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
1

Aika kärsimystä kyllä oikeesti. Kauheeta uhoo. Varmaan vaikuttaa myös se että tästä sai täysannoksen pikkujantterina. 1/5

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Thu Oct 06 2022
1

Meh. Feels like it's just crude for crude's sake.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
1

"Gangsta" hip-hop trash. 0.5/5

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Thu Oct 27 2022
1

Still not a rap fan

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Wed Nov 30 2022
1

Amazing how athletic this guy looks and all I think about when I see him is his disastrous first pitch at a Mets game. I thought “In Da Club” was an unassailable song when I was in HS. I find it merely okay these days.

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