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  • Summary: The rapper's first album in two years includes appearances by Eminem, Justin Timberlake, and Mary J. Blige and production from Timbaland and Dr. Dre.

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She Wants It
Something special, unforgettable 50 Cent (Cent) Justin (Tin) Timbaland (Land) God damn (Damn) She, she, she want it, I want to give it to her She... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Curtis seems surprisingly modest. The album is neither as contagious as "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (apparently it's possible to have an entire album stuck in your head) nor as devious as "The Massacre."
  2. What the two boil down to is that a parvenu mastering pop music for money has turned into a made man running on vanity. I find that this renders his expert trivialization of murder and such rather less piquant, and I think he does too--that an audacious formal delight has become routine.
  3. The I-need-love pop tunes are not getting any better, even with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake in the stripper ditty 'AYO Technology.' 'Follow My Lead” is an inexplicable Robin Thicke duet and 'Amusement Park' is even sillier. Much better is 'All of Me,' with Mary J. Blige. Wailing, "I got a feeling like I'm fiending on crack," Blige steals the show without even trying.
  4. 60
    It's unfortunate that "Interscope Jackson" spends so much time here trying to ply believable tough talk--highlights arrive when Fiddy embraces his current, lavish lifestyle.
  5. 50's new album is a blatant rehash--a bottom-line sequel that insults the same audience it mindlessly panders to.
  6. 50 is back with his larger-than-life persona and even bigger Mack 11, remaking his classic first album for the second time, with tiresome results.
  7. A 55-minute mess called Curtis, undoubtedly one of this year’s worst releases.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 99
  2. Negative: 66 out of 99
  1. May 3, 2021
    10
    Pretty average and boring and repetitive average lyrically. The singles are all hard apart from amusement park but most of it is filler apartPretty average and boring and repetitive average lyrically. The singles are all hard apart from amusement park but most of it is filler apart from my gun go off movin on up and come and go. Expand
  2. kevinl.
    Sep 10, 2007
    10
    rocks
  3. KevinC.
    Oct 22, 2007
    7
    it was alright. not terrible.
  4. JohnW.
    Sep 13, 2007
    1
    I tried, but it's not very good.
  5. JermaineD
    Sep 6, 2007
    0
    yo 50 lost it on this one seriously, this album is wack! he used to at least have some ability to make a good song but he not only seems weak yo 50 lost it on this one seriously, this album is wack! he used to at least have some ability to make a good song but he not only seems weak lyrically on this but the beats are horrible! i used to be a big fan but this album is horrible. what happened to you 50? Expand
  6. LiefS
    Sep 20, 2007
    0
    I'm from queens ny and i can honestly say all of our prayers have been answered, he isn't gonna outsell kanye and hopefully this I'm from queens ny and i can honestly say all of our prayers have been answered, he isn't gonna outsell kanye and hopefully this waste of life truly retires like he said he would. him, eminem and dre should never touch music again, they have no idea what dignity means, they would sell their souls as quick as anybody who supported them would buy it. Expand
  7. JoeW
    Nov 17, 2007
    0
    This is one of the worst albums I've ever heard it makes me sick to think that he's making money from this. It just goes to prove This is one of the worst albums I've ever heard it makes me sick to think that he's making money from this. It just goes to prove that Hip Hop is dead and that artists with the least talent sell the most CD's. Forget this album totally - listen to some real hip hop like Common, Kweli, Kanye, The Pharcyde etc. Expand

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