Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
50 Cent is now a full two dollars, according to pop culture exchange rates. His sheer influence on music charts, and thugs hearts, changed things. So why then on Massacre is the 'hood drama that one would think he'd want t... more »
50 Cent is now a full two dollars, according to pop culture exchange rates. His sheer influence on music charts, and thugs hearts, changed things. So why then on Massacre is the 'hood drama that one would think he'd want to leave behind even more front-and-center than on Get Rich or Die Tryin'? It's hard to say, but 50's developed a questionable gun fetish here. With firearms plastered all over the liner notes, and throughout most of his lyrics--on "In My Hood" he retorts "?I don't go nowhere without my strap"--apparently his nouveau rich status has only accelerated the number of enemies he's accumulated. On "I'm Supposed to Die Tonight" he even awkwardly forecasts Notorious B.I.G.-like, Tupac-ian rap game death scenarios. "Piggy Bank," a virtual diss fest further cements his "How to Rob" persona as Nas and Fat Joe get the lyrical smack down; so does A-list actor Vivica Fox ("Get In My Car") for even daring to consider their rendezvous to be anything more than a fling. Despite beat contributions from Aftermath hombres (Eminem, Dr. Dre), some of the better beats come courtesy of lesser-known beatsmiths like Disco D ("Ski Mask Way") and the always consistent Hi-Tek, whose "Ryder Music" is a sick concoction of keys and haunting vocals. At 22 tracks (with no inane interludes), it's worth the loot, but it doesn't cover up 50's artistic regression since Get Rich. --Dalton Higgins Co-Conspirators' Greatest Hits
The Eminem Show, Eminem
The Chronic, Dr. Dre
The Slim Shady LP, Eminem
Straight out tha Trunk, Disco D
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Infinite | Mass | 03/01/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry my friends, this is a real review and not fan mail. Yes I know this "album" has been out for quite some time, but I just couldn't figure out a way to review this without people thinking that I am 50 bashing. "Get rich or die trying, we thought you were hot. Now the same ni@@a brought us to the Candy Shop". Yup, I quoted Game. I don't really care about their little tiff, but the man has a point. What happened to 50, a.k.a. Ferrari, a.k.a. f-50 a.k.a the man who blew up without airplay? I'm not one of those all underground hip hop fans, but 50 shouldn't have forgotten about his fans who don't watch TRL or 106 and park. You killed Ja rules career(thank Jesus!!), and now you are Ja rule. Damn. I do, however like 2 tracks on here, Position of power and This is 50. Thats about it. Yup, I bought it the day it came out and gave it to my niece 3 days later. Apparently, if you are not 14 and in a training bra, this is not for you. Big dissapointment. Lets hope that the third time is the charm."
Like hearin' the same records over and over again
Blue187 | Long Beach , CA | 03/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The lirics are worthless , the diss on nas and shyne ain't S**t and the beats are simular to his previos album Get rich and die trin' which a lot betta. Shyne ripped his ass with "for the record" and the best he came with was piggy bank. 50 yo ain't nothin' but fake G.
EM , shoot him in the doom coas this b***h embarasment.
peace and keep it real"
Keep your Recipt
MC Fan | California | 03/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It's funny how a person who is only within his second album is already enemies with R.Kelly, Fat Joe, Nas, Ja Rule, and Jadakiss. Now If you thought Eminem made enemies quickly, think again, because 50 Cent is about to take over in that stage. When he claims that the reason why he has "beef" with these rappers is simply because of their colaboration with Ja Rule, it's rather imature of a person who is suppose to be a role model to the fans that listen to him. What kind of message is, "It's okay to hate a person simply because they have some association with someone you are truly enemies with?" I have never been a fan of 50 Cent, and "In Da Club" was the most overexagerated track to have ever been released. I could barely make out what he was saying, and to be honest, could have cared less for what he was saying either. The title of this album is just as arrogant as he is becoming...The Massacre...he's going to destroy all "competition." Well 50, sit down because you're not the greatest figure in the rap industry, you're still new to this, and have a lot of growing up and realization to do. The funniest part about this album is how he is trying to maintain this street cred. and be all hardcore, and his first single is "Candy Shop," probably the most sell out song to ever come out. It's typical. How many times have we heard the Arabian inspired beat? Truth Hurts has done it, even Jadakiss with "U Make Me Wanna." So now who's biting off of who? And, When your own "crew mate" can't even stay with you for longer then 3 months after their album release, there must be something really wrong with you personally. "Disco Inferno" yeah, that's street now isn't it? He tries to hold this image, but his music does not obtain to it. He does not deserve all this recognition, and I can not wait for the day when people realize he is not all he is made out to be."