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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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In Da Club
Go, go, go, go, go, go Go, shorty It's your birthday We gon' party like it's your birthday We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday And you know... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 111
  2. Negative: 17 out of 111
  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. TihanaT
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    50 cent is all that
  4. jimmya
    Feb 15, 2005
    10
    50 is the best,,,, G UNIT
  5. NickA.
    Mar 17, 2008
    10
    C'mon man... This record is hot...
  6. May 23, 2017
    8
    Easily 50 Cent's best album. This album truly is great, Even had my young self rating 50 as my favorite rapper of all time. Definitely worth aEasily 50 Cent's best album. This album truly is great, Even had my young self rating 50 as my favorite rapper of all time. Definitely worth a listen.

    Best songs: Many Men (Wish Death) / Patiently Waiting / Back Down
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  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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