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  • Summary: The rapper's first album in two years includes appearances by Eminem, Justin Timberlake, and Mary J. Blige and production from Timbaland and Dr. Dre.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Curtis seems surprisingly modest. The album is neither as contagious as "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (apparently it's possible to have an entire album stuck in your head) nor as devious as "The Massacre."
  2. What the two boil down to is that a parvenu mastering pop music for money has turned into a made man running on vanity. I find that this renders his expert trivialization of murder and such rather less piquant, and I think he does too--that an audacious formal delight has become routine.
  3. The I-need-love pop tunes are not getting any better, even with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake in the stripper ditty 'AYO Technology.' 'Follow My Lead” is an inexplicable Robin Thicke duet and 'Amusement Park' is even sillier. Much better is 'All of Me,' with Mary J. Blige. Wailing, "I got a feeling like I'm fiending on crack," Blige steals the show without even trying.
  4. 60
    It's unfortunate that "Interscope Jackson" spends so much time here trying to ply believable tough talk--highlights arrive when Fiddy embraces his current, lavish lifestyle.
  5. 50's new album is a blatant rehash--a bottom-line sequel that insults the same audience it mindlessly panders to.
  6. 50 is back with his larger-than-life persona and even bigger Mack 11, remaking his classic first album for the second time, with tiresome results.
  7. A 55-minute mess called Curtis, undoubtedly one of this year’s worst releases.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 97
  2. Negative: 65 out of 97
  1. Nov 23, 2014
    10
    Very good album.It is of course not as good as Get rich or die tryin' or Massacre but it has hit songs such as I get money,Still willVery good album.It is of course not as good as Get rich or die tryin' or Massacre but it has hit songs such as I get money,Still will kill,Straight to the bank,Ayo technology...Fire is also a good song and My gun go off is a classic 50.Only song I didn't like were surprisingly average song with Em,All of me and Touch the sky.Still,a very good album! Expand
  2. AlexK.
    Sep 7, 2007
    10
    Somewhere in between Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and The Massacre
  3. HaffD.
    Sep 13, 2007
    7
    Aside from the fakt that Fitty stole my name, I give him his props. I prop up the fakt that he made green. But I was Haff Dollah long before, Aside from the fakt that Fitty stole my name, I give him his props. I prop up the fakt that he made green. But I was Haff Dollah long before, and he uset to come to my concerts and admire my style back in '92. So he changed up my name a bit, thats a'ight. Imitation means he likes my style. He call me soon and say "what up Haff, lets roll. Half Dollah, Fitty Cent. A team." Till then he gets a 7 from me. Expand
  4. JohnW.
    Sep 13, 2007
    1
    I tried, but it's not very good.
  5. JermaineD
    Sep 6, 2007
    0
    yo 50 lost it on this one seriously, this album is wack! he used to at least have some ability to make a good song but he not only seems weak yo 50 lost it on this one seriously, this album is wack! he used to at least have some ability to make a good song but he not only seems weak lyrically on this but the beats are horrible! i used to be a big fan but this album is horrible. what happened to you 50? Expand
  6. PeterM.
    Sep 18, 2007
    0
    This album really sucks! I must say that Kanye West beats Curtis big time!!
  7. DevarG.
    Nov 9, 2007
    0
    Garbage.

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