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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 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. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  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. Get Rich isn't quite the masterpiece 50 seems capable of, impressive or not. But until he drops that truly jaw-dropping album -- which you know he will -- this will certainly do.
  3. The variety and talent this album offers is enough to recommend it to almost any rap fan.
  4. Unfortunately, this disc's positives don't add up to a great album: Plenty of boilerplate g-funk thuggery serves as filler.
  5. Most of these rhymes are too shallow to warrant the hopeful comparisons to Biggie and Tupac. But if you want the best disposable gangsta tunes on the market, 50 Cent offers a definite bargain.
  6. The outcome is as natural as John Gotti singing Sinatra.
  7. 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 152
  1. May 5, 2012
    $Yeeeeeuuuuhhhuuhhuueeeahhhh ma boi fiddy bump hard! ya' heard!$
  2. Apr 9, 2011
    Along 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. Jun 15, 2013
    The production in this album is a straight 10. while i believe 50's lyrics are half assed for most of the album, the production simply cannot me ignored. Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2011
    50 Cent is FAR from being called the best Rapper. His flow is great but his lyrics aren't that great. Before he got shot and his tougue was swollen, 50 could rap great, but now he is nothing but a melody Rapper. Power of the Dollar was his best Album. Production was suberb on the Album and thats why it is remembered but come on. Take the beats from the song and have 50 rap this song you would see how terrible he is. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2013
    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. Expand

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