Sunday, October 04, 2009

972. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)

Track Listing

1. Intro
2. What Up Gangsta
3. Patiently Waiting
4. Many Men (Wish Death)
5. In Da Club
6. High All The Time
7. Heat
8. If I Can't
9. Blood Hound
10. Back Down
11. P.I.M.P.
12. Like My Style
13. Poor Lil Rich
14. 21 Questions
15. Don't Push Me
16. Gotta Make It To Heaven


50 cent is a slow rapper, not as in the attractive drawl of Snoop but as a guy who has been shot 9 times and didn't get completely fixed. That being said he manages to make a pretty fun album.

This is due not so much to 50 but to the excellent production job here. For an album by an artist with so much street cred it mostly plays like a party album rather than a hardcore gangsta album.

So it is often fun, particularly due to the omnipresent singles but it never really rises above the run of the mill mainstream rap album, and 50 really is not the most competent rapper around.

Track Highlights

1. In Da Club
2. P.I.M.P.
3. What Up Gangsta
4. 21 Questions

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

he album was supposed to be released on February 11, 2003 but due to leakage and heavy bootlegging on the Internet, it was released a week earlier on February 4, 2003. It was produced by Eminem and Dr. Dre, and features the singles "In Da Club", "21 Questions", "P.I.M.P.", and "If I Can't".

P.I.M.P. in the Snoop remix:

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