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 158
  1. stanleyc
    Feb 19, 2003
    10
    this cd is hot keep them coming 50
  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 !!!!! Collapse
  3. TihanaT
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    50 cent is all that
  4. ryanv
    Feb 19, 2004
    10
    this album has something for everyone, alot of songs on this album didnt get the credit they deserved becausethe popular one were on the this album has something for everyone, alot of songs on this album didnt get the credit they deserved becausethe popular one were on the radio 24/7, the harder songs like blood hound and back down are masterpeices in them selves, this album is a work of art about one mans struggle on the streets of new york, who rose to greatness, its the one of the alltime best albums Expand
  5. stephaniem
    Feb 11, 2007
    10
    i loved this cd aswell 50 cent is amazing ******
  6. Figz
    Mar 16, 2005
    7
    lets juss say his first C.D. is way better then his secound C.D. The massacre 2 much love songs a 100% pure garbage unlike Get Rich it is lets juss say his first C.D. is way better then his secound C.D. The massacre 2 much love songs a 100% pure garbage unlike Get Rich it is better not 11times plantinum plus worthy but better 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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