Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

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  • Summary: If you're even reading this, you most likely already know the life story of Queens' Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent), whose first attempt at rap stardom in the mid 1990s ended in a brutal attack that almost cost him his life. In recent years, however, 50 Cent was lucky enough to hook up withIf you're even reading this, you most likely already know the life story of Queens' Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent), whose first attempt at rap stardom in the mid 1990s ended in a brutal attack that almost cost him his life. In recent years, however, 50 Cent was lucky enough to hook up with Eminem (who signed him) and producer Dr. Dre, which resulted in a track on the 8 Mile soundtrack and now this, his much-anticipated first full-length release. Expand
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  1. It's all good. Favourites switch with listens, and we can assure you that this record will remain on your deck all year.
  2. The variety and talent this album offers is enough to recommend it to almost any rap fan.
  3. More sonically adventurous than its mainstream look suggests.
  4. Unfortunately, this disc's positives don't add up to a great album: Plenty of boilerplate g-funk thuggery serves as filler.
  5. For all the flaws in 50 Cent's persona, Get Rich or Die Tryin' isn't without its redeeming qualities.
  6. Unless you are the president of the NRA or addicted to Cops-type tales, 50 Cent's debut is strictly small change.
  7. Mojo
    40
    It's impressive, but heavy going, with scant trace of 50's acerbic humour. [Apr 2003, p.114]

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  1. Negative: 22 out of 157
  1. winstondjanred
    Feb 18, 2003
    10
    50 cent obviously isnt as good as tupac but then no one is and no one ever will be but judged on his own merits this album his excellent
  2. 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 !!!!! Expand
  3. katrinaw
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    this was a great albam from the first song to the last on I hope his next albam be as great
  4. ErnestK-H
    Jan 28, 2004
    10
    it go hard
  5. JoseG
    Oct 12, 2006
    10
    One of the best CD;s ever made!!!! Truly outstanding, & screw that bitch Game.
  6. rubenf
    Mar 10, 2005
    7
    for the new comer 50 cent eminiems prodege, this album is really good. the beats are bumpin and the songs are very impresive. accept for the for the new comer 50 cent eminiems prodege, this album is really good. the beats are bumpin and the songs are very impresive. accept for the tired shots taken at ja rule this album pretty good. Expand
  7. ronron
    May 5, 2003
    0
    There will be a rapper who has the skills of Tupac and Biggie combined but I think that 50cent will never measure of to them because their There will be a rapper who has the skills of Tupac and Biggie combined but I think that 50cent will never measure of to them because their too deep and they can rap good, my opinion. Ja rule compared to him is a better rapper. Expand

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