Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 301 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 301

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  1. ChrisM
    Feb 22, 2005
    5
    its ok. nothing great like jay-z's black albumn
  2. jonnya
    Jan 5, 2004
    4
    with rhymes like .. "we can do what you like cuz i know you like that" this album is way too hyped and straight comercial
  3. BitBurn
    Jul 15, 2003
    6
    I'm definitely not racist here but there's just too much of this rap crap and 50Cents is just one too many. It?s Redundant, boring, clichéd, super-polished images/videos. Rap and Hip-Hop definitely needs a change cuz we've seen it all and I'm tires of it.
  4. DanA.
    Sep 23, 2007
    6
    Every moment 50 spends hitting new ground, he spends two more losing it. Songs like P.I.M.P. ask for praising him with no reason or justification why. It's like he thinks he's the shit just because two big names are behind him. Aside from a handful of tracks the production feels like stuff Em and Dre tosses aside because they couldn't work with it. 50's lyricism is Every moment 50 spends hitting new ground, he spends two more losing it. Songs like P.I.M.P. ask for praising him with no reason or justification why. It's like he thinks he's the shit just because two big names are behind him. Aside from a handful of tracks the production feels like stuff Em and Dre tosses aside because they couldn't work with it. 50's lyricism is comparable to that of Cam'Ron or Ja Rule, but he ends up appealing because of his thug gimmick. Expand
  5. Andres
    Apr 17, 2004
    4
    Its a very good album i enjoyed all the sounds especially patiently waitin and backdown but i also enjoyed ja's albums the same they are both talent artist.but they keep concenstratenin on being like pac,they need to set there own image.i mean is ok to admire someone but if u gonna diss another about being a wannabe dont be a wanna be urself like 50.look at it this way u r a fan of Its a very good album i enjoyed all the sounds especially patiently waitin and backdown but i also enjoyed ja's albums the same they are both talent artist.but they keep concenstratenin on being like pac,they need to set there own image.i mean is ok to admire someone but if u gonna diss another about being a wannabe dont be a wanna be urself like 50.look at it this way u r a fan of 50 if he die's and u become a rapper u will prolly dress like him becuz u admire him how would it feel for someone to come out of no wear and dissin u sayin u wanna be 50 and using 50's song to diss u like 50 did in reallest killaz. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2013
    5
    The music and lyrics are okay, but for me, the production is somewhat not quite there yet. I love hip hop and 50 Cent is definitely talented. It's just that the album as a set feels static for me, not as special as I expected it to be.
  7. 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 definitely not close to anything classic
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. Unless you are the president of the NRA or addicted to Cops-type tales, 50 Cent's debut is strictly small change.
  2. More sonically adventurous than its mainstream look suggests.
  3. Only intermittently justifies the buzz surrounding the rapper's career.