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Get Rich Or Die Tryin
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Australian pressing (identical to U.S.) of his smash hit 2003 album features three hidden bonus tracks, 'Wanksta' (from his currently unavailable album, 'No Mercy, No Fear'), 'U Not Like Me' (from his 'Guess Who's Back... more »
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Australian pressing (identical to U.S.) of his smash hit 2003 album features three hidden bonus tracks, 'Wanksta' (from his currently unavailable album, 'No Mercy, No Fear'), 'U Not Like Me' (from his 'Guess Who's Back?' album) & 'Life's On The Line' (from his deleted EP, 'Power Of The Dollar'). Universal.
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The crap flavor of the moment.
Peter | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | 09/28/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so sick of ex-cons and ex-drug dealers and crackheads getting recording contracts. This is only more proof of the sleazy state of the music industry today. I wouldn't give you one cent for this cd. I can't stand this guy's droning voice. That "In Da Club" song has been played to death by pop radio stations and on every booming car stereo driven by 16-25 year old males who think the song is cool. Anyone who thinks 50 Cent is cool needs to seek therapy at once. Why are we worshipping and idolizing lowlife thugs who should never have been released from prison where they belong?? Oh, and that's really intellegent to bring your own son to your concert and endanger his life by putting him up on the stage in a bullet-proof vest. Really smart there! In ten years when they start releasing compilation cds of rap songs from the early 2000s, they'll put a song by 50 Cent on it, and people will be saying, "Oh yeah, 50 Cent. Remember when everyone thought he was so great?"In two years from now he'll be all but forgotten while the next rap star of the moment will come along to replace him. 50 Cent is only popular now because of MTV, pop radio, and marketing. I'd rather listen to Celine Dion...and i HATE, HATE, HATE her music. That's how badly i dislike 50 Cent. Anyone who would spend money on a 50 Cent cd is stupid."
A Lil Bit Overhyped...but still packs the "Heat"...
Andrew Jacob | Brooklyn, New York | 03/06/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The moment 50 broke into the scene with "Wanksta" (Ja Rule Diss). He immediately became the "next big thing"...then news broke out that his album would be dropping. February then came, and the album was released. The question is: Should We Believe The Hype?Well, you should and you shouldn't. 50 Cent has excellant production, but he has failed to have done anything ground breaking or new. Now, don't get me wrong, i COMPLETELY respect how he got into the game, but most of the subjects he talks about have already been done. Also, they're are many tracks that weren't added to the album. Where was "The Realest" & "In The Hood" ? They were high quality, yet i don't find them anywhere else except on bootleg cdsBut, Don't worry, there are some good tracks. "Many Men" is a song about life. 50 Cent isn't everybody's best friend, and he knows it. It's your basic "i'll get you before you get me" scanario. "In Da Club", although is played out, talks about...well...being in the club. Its a track of 50 Boasting of what he has, what he does, and what he can do. "If I Can't" is a track of "i could do it better than you can"...nothing new, although the beat is hot! "What Up Gangsta" is like a lil anthem, short but good. "Wanksta", one of 3 bonus tracks, is the famous (but not known throughly) as the Ja Rule Diss. Its catchy i admit that, but doesn't show the full potential of 50 Cent. "21 Question" is probably one of the better & decent tracks...lyric-wise. Its a change from the "i'm better than you" personna since it talks about fame & love. "Blood Hound" has a nice flow, nice rhymes, nice beat, one of the better songs...With the good, comes the bad. "Patiently Waiting" is one of the most overhyped tracks. Just because Eminem's name is near "featuring" doesn't guarentee it as a classic. People assume too much and hype up too much medium quality stuff. While Eminem does have a good verse, its still not enough to bring this song up where it needs to be. People, Stop Frontin!!!...well...i'm not even gonna get into that. The song is mediocre, but the world treats it as if it was a classic...please. "Like My Style" sounds very rushed, incomplete, since the hook sounds a lil bit off sync with the beat. Also, only almost all of the songs, 50 Cent attempts going vocal. Face it, that seems to be the trend these days, rappers that sing. I'll admit, sometimes it does flow nicely...but other times, he tends to just repeat the title of the song...and thats it...no effort at all. Why do rappers keep singing?! I Still don't understand that. If your looking for some tracks laced with nice beats (thx to dr. dre), this is the album your probably looking for. Has good rhymes, not great, but good enough to flow with the beats nicely (in most cases). 50 Cent can come off arrogant at times...but thats just how he is. This album is definantly not bad, but i can't say its a classic. 50 Cent has the production down, but he still needs to work on those rhymes, since his rhymes seem shallow & once again, arrogant-sounding. On "Patiently Waiting", he says quote "When I Die, They'll Read This And Say A Genius Wrote It"...highly doubtful. I mean, i'll admit, 50 Cent does know how to make hits...but this makes him seem more like P. Diddy rather than Tupac, Biggie, Rakim, or Nas...[Beats 90/100] - Strong point of album
[Lyrics 80/100] - I've heard better
[Creativity 75/100] - Lots of Repeating
[Flow 90/100] - I'll admit they're catchy
[Overall 80/100] - Its good...but not THAT good. He shouldn't have rushed it... He probably got a little hype over the success of "Wanksta""