Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Uncut
    60
    [An] unapologetic throwback to straight-assed songs about guns, girls and drugs. [May 2003, p.109]
  2. Without question, 50 Cent has one of the most distinctive voices in hip-hop: He raps in a molasses-slow, beyond-laconic drawl, and chants in a singsongy patois reminiscent of dance-hall stars like Sean Paul. But there isn’t enough invention in the rhymes, and, worse, barely any humor.
  3. Only intermittently justifies the buzz surrounding the rapper's career.
  4. Mojo
    40
    It's impressive, but heavy going, with scant trace of 50's acerbic humour. [Apr 2003, p.114]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 301 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 157
  1. Apr 9, 2011
    10
    Along with Marshall Matters Lp, Blueprint, Eminem Show, College Dropout, This few albums were the only classic hip hop albums released in theAlong with Marshall Matters Lp, Blueprint, Eminem Show, College Dropout, This few albums were the only classic hip hop albums released in the 2000s. 50cent took the music industry with surprise with this album but bigger thanks to Eminem and Dr Dre, i believe anyone who rides with Em and Dre cant lose. Classic !!!!! Full Review »
  2. CrystalM
    Feb 18, 2003
    10
    50 cent is so fine a no matter what that b**** Ja Rule has to say about him I still love his fine ass!
  3. Jan 6, 2016
    5
    50 is an average rapper but the dre and em production is on point and therefore there are a few bangers on the album but this is definitely50 is an average rapper but the dre and em production is on point and therefore there are a few bangers on the album but this is definitely not close to anything classic Full Review »