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  • Summary: The first album in five years for the rapper features guest appearances from Guardan Banks, Jadakiss, Kidd Kidd, Mr. Probz, Prodigy, Schoolboy Q, Styles P., Trey Songz, and Yo Gotti.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jun 5, 2014
    80
    The album is a welcomed return for 50, who sounds like his hiatus didn’t affect his ability to create his signature street records.
  2. Jun 2, 2014
    60
    Animal Ambition showcases a very creatively confused 50 Cent, trapped in some sort of musical purgatory we can only hope he find his way out of.
  3. Jun 5, 2014
    60
    [50 Cent is un]likely to recapture the notoriety and relevance he had at his peak. He can, however, continue to offer vicarious thrills via the sinister-slick production of glock fantasy Hold On and the creeping dread of Everytime I Come Around.
  4. Jun 13, 2014
    50
    While simple pleasures are about all Animal Ambition can offer, it at least presents them with listenable panache.
  5. Jun 6, 2014
    49
    It’s pointedly brief--11 songs, 39 minutes and with a scope every bit as limited.
  6. 40
    Unchanged are his limitations as a rapper, both technically and in his choice of subjects.
  7. Jun 6, 2014
    40
    He's trying to remind you that he's still tough, though these lines mostly just conjure images of Travis Bickle in the mirror: a guy alone and clueless, snarling at imagined enemies that can't talk back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Jun 8, 2014
    10
    Animal Ambition is a dope album! It starts with the cold and hard-hitting Hold On, and follows with the catchy club banger Don't Worry Bout ItAnimal Ambition is a dope album! It starts with the cold and hard-hitting Hold On, and follows with the catchy club banger Don't Worry Bout It (ft. Yo Gotti). Pilot features an uptempo beat and 50 spitting a catchy hook which turns out great. Smoke (ft. Trey Songz) sounds like a hit and makes you wanna party each time you hear it. This album is well balanced and entertaining. Club Hits like: Don't Worry Bout It, Pilot, Smoke. And Street Hard Hitters Like: Hold On, Everytime I Come Around, Irregular Heartbeat, Chase The Paper, Funeral, and Flip ON You. Amazing album and its just a PREVIEW to his big album STREET KING IMMORTAL Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    50 Cent has finally addressed a topic in which his fans and people around him will unfortunately not understand. I like this album. 50 shows50 Cent has finally addressed a topic in which his fans and people around him will unfortunately not understand. I like this album. 50 shows perspective from different views. On Hold On and Chase the Paper, he speaks on people he knows that are blinded by money and feel entitled to not be affected by the consequences of having a lot of it. On Pilot, he flaunts his confidence because in our society being cocky is frown upon. He acknowledges where he comes from on Twisted, and makes a big effort to tell young ones from there that they have small chances, but he can be their hope. On Winner's Circle, he gives a simple tutorial on how if you want to win, you need to be prepared for others to not want you. The weakest record on here is the title track and even that record speaks to the idea behind the project. He basically gives the audience a recap of what he has done and how anyone's doubts won't get in the way. Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    It's different from what 50 have done earlier, but the album also got those songs with the little more 'gangsta' vibe to it like "Hold On" andIt's different from what 50 have done earlier, but the album also got those songs with the little more 'gangsta' vibe to it like "Hold On" and "Irregular Heartbeat" alongside with "Chase the Paper".
    I personally loved this album,this is just a build up to Street King Immortal.
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  4. Mar 26, 2015
    6
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  5. Jun 3, 2014
    6
    Untamed desire to win! LOL! 50 cent has an untamed desire to win? he hasn't "won" anything since 2007! Not a gold or platinum hit since then.Untamed desire to win! LOL! 50 cent has an untamed desire to win? he hasn't "won" anything since 2007! Not a gold or platinum hit since then. He is outdated and his music is predictable and without distinction anymore. That said, i like some of the sh*t on this album, but certainly not all. But I wouldn't buy it but I gave it a listen. Expand
  6. Jun 17, 2014
    5
    I do not know why I ever let myself believe this one would turn out alright. When I first heard tracks like “Hold On” and “The Funeral” (onI do not know why I ever let myself believe this one would turn out alright. When I first heard tracks like “Hold On” and “The Funeral” (on the deluxe edition of this one), I was hopeful. Neither were phenomenal tracks, but they were definitely some of the best tracks from 50 in years. Tracks like “Irregular Heartbeat” and “Everytime I Come Around” also work really well and only serve to make the lows here all the more disappointing. Unfortunately, even those “highs” are not really all that high, rather they are just pretty good and are acceptable tracks. Meanwhile, tracks such as “Don’t Worry Bout It”, “Hustler”, and “Smoke”, are clear lows here and really underscore my disappointment. Now, as a whole, the album is not bad I guess, but it certainly does not make me hyped for Street King Immortal like 50 Cent is hoping it will. Rather, it makes me even more skeptical about his ability to deliver a quality record in 2014. Expand
  7. Jun 23, 2014
    2
    Its really really really really bad. There aren't really any songs that I would describe as good. Its just really boring and theres so littleIts really really really really bad. There aren't really any songs that I would describe as good. Its just really boring and theres so little to say about it. Expand

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