Before I Self Destruct

User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 78
  2. Negative: 14 out of 78

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  1. TwinV
    Nov 26, 2009
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    Truly dreadful, waffly nonsense. This man has been exposed big time. A billion miles away from the great first album.
  2. CailyD
    Nov 30, 2009
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    He got rich and stopped trying.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. His rhyme battle with Eminem on 'Psycho' has zero redeeming value, but the two old pros fire away with glee trying to out-psychopath each other. But about halfway through the album, 50 Cent detours from the street to the bedroom.
  2. Growling violent threats over hard beats, 50 sounds the hungriest he has in years. Of course, there’s nothing remotely original about the formula he’s returning to, but at least he’s going through the motions with gusto.
  3. After initially promising a return to form, 50 doesn't have the ability or initiative to hold the listener's interest over the long run.