The Massacre - 50 Cent
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  • Summary: The rapper's second album was "executive" produced by Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 himself and includes the singles "Piggybank" and "Disco Inferno."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. All the ugly gangsta lies are here, especially as regards the brutalization of women and the business of death. But they're incidental to the mood of the piece, which is friendly, relaxed, good-humored, and in the groove.
  2. It is hands-down the most diabolically sensous collection of baby-making gangsta music since Pac's All Eyez.
  3. 80
    He represents gangsta rap's evolution into pure entertainment. [May 2005, p.116]
  4. The new songs (and subject) aren't as absorbing as the old. [11 Mar 2005, p.101]
  5. 60
    Not even tight productions from Eminem and Dre can stop things from flagging midway. [May 2005, p.95]
  6. [50's] rhymes are as stupid as ever.
  7. It's pretty much all the same synth leads, bang-bang beats, and tired rhymes as every other Aftermath related project since The Eminem Show, which wasn't that great either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 161
  2. Negative: 79 out of 161
  1. stephaniem
    Feb 11, 2007
    over all a brillent cd loved evey bit of it i recently was bought it for ma 16 th bday an i put the whole album on ma ipod .............. love 50 cent he is brillent i also loved his flim an all his music**** Expand
  2. DominicG
    Mar 11, 2005
    50 cents new album is perfect because of his spectacular 1st cd everyone thinks hes falling of but hes not. He kinda wanted the Massacre not to be so good even though it is threw my eyes perfect most fans are going to be disapointted. So when he drops his next album this year it will be looked at as a classic and if you listen to 50's lyrics he even says "This is Chess not Checkers these the wrong shots/after oyur next move i'll give you what i got." thats proves my theory. After the Massacre 50 will drop a Boab cd that will earn the fans respect back and it will be a lot easier after dropping a stank cd. Expand
    Mar 5, 2005
    get rich or die tryin was a 10. this is almost as good. it could use more DRE tracks. otherwise it is a solid album.
  4. chrisn
    Mar 7, 2005
    50 cent should have had eminem produce the whole album because 50 has no lyrics and this cd does not come anywhere close to get rich or die trying
  5. NoWay
    Apr 28, 2005
    Boring, manufactured junk. Not as good as "Get Rich or Die Tryin", but that's not saying much. 50 has just tried reheat the same old cold garbage, but failed miserably. He even thought he could sell more records by calling out Nas! I mean, Nas could manhandle 50 anyday when it comes to the mic. I don't care about Ja Rule, 50 can go ahead and talk about him. But Nas? C'mon, 50! I don't care how many times you been shot, you can't rap to save your life. Plenty of people have been shot up, so why does 50 Cent get millions of bucks to "rap" about his experience? Can't America find a good rapper whose been shot to give money to? Expand
  6. Scott
    Mar 4, 2005
    There are no redeeming qualities whatsoever on this album. This is the perfect example of what's wrong with today's musical landscape. If this album sells more than 1 copy (which it already has), then someone has lost a fight somewhere. I'm not offended by violence, language or pretty much anything else. I am offended by this album however, based purely on how awful it is. 50 raps about nothing but the most standard elements, violence, drugs, hos and money. This can be done very well and very creatively, in the right hands. Pick up either Big L album for violence done well. Pick up a Necro album if you want extreme violence done well. Do not pick up this album. Spend five minutes on the internet searching for another album. Think for yourself, please. Tthere is so much music available today that you should NOT have to resort to this. You're already on this site, scan the left side of the screen and click on a link that's got a star next to it. I'm preaching, I know. People should be able to listen to what they like, and I understand this. I can guarentee you however, if you spend five minutes with the internet looking for a better album, you will enjoy it much more than this trash. Listen to Piggy Bank. He's laughing at you. He's taking your money all the way to the bank and spending it on things you will never be able to afford if you saved for your entire life. Do not help 50 cent get another chain, he doesn't need it. Expand
  7. 50Cent
    Sep 13, 2005
    Hi yo hommies this is 50 cent yeah im the shit yoooo! lets go get shot cuz thats leik da sheet maaannnn yoo!

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