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Get Rich Or Die Tryin [Limited Edition w/ Bonus DVD]
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
He?s been shot nine times. Incarcerated. And stabbed up and down. And that?s only what?s happened on 50 Cent?s down time. Hands down, 50 Cent is the biggest buzz emcee since Eminem (who just happens to be his label CEO), a... more »
He?s been shot nine times. Incarcerated. And stabbed up and down. And that?s only what?s happened on 50 Cent?s down time. Hands down, 50 Cent is the biggest buzz emcee since Eminem (who just happens to be his label CEO), and Get Rich also features Dr. Dre on production, so it?s a can?t-miss record, right? Well, mostly. Get Rich is not filled with midtempo, radio-friendly numbers like "Wanksta," his thinly veiled Ja Rule dis first heard on the 8 Mile soundtrack. Instead, Cent brings the heat, not heater. He sheds his inner thug on "21 Questions," featuring G-funk crooner Nate Dogg showing some semblance of respect to the hotties, and then reverts right back to his thug persona on "In da Club," where he boasts "I?m into having sex, I ain?t into making love." There?s no "How to Rob, Pt. 2" here, although "Many Men" comes close, as he addresses some of the haters who may not fully get why he?s now rap?s big cheese. Surprisingly, the two Eminem-produced joints--"Patiently Waiting" (which thematically is very much like Em?s "Lose Yourself"), and "Don?t Push Me"--almost rival the beats supplied by Dre. Then again, it seems his most well-known cuts ("High All the Time" and "Wanksta," for example) are actually some of the weakest of the lot. Sure, Get Rich could never have lived up to the hype, it?s nowhere near Biggie's Ready to Die or Nas's Illmatic, but there's no fast-forward material here, a near miracle in these times. --Dalton Higgins
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ikenoi | New York United States | 02/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the clanging of change in the ominous introductory track to the final fade of the third bonus track, 50 Cent's major label debut has certainly lived up to its gargantuan hype. Here's a quick review for each track on the album.1.) Intro - (N/A)2.) What Up Gangsta (10/10) - An excellent song to start off the album with. Catchy hook, well-produced beat. Possible future single.3.) Patiently Waiting (8/10) - A quality song featuring Eminem, who comes through with a rather tight verse.4.) Many Men (Wish Death) (9.5/10) - Another amazing hook and beat. One of the best songs on the album.5.) In Da Club (8/10) - Second single off the cd. Better than "Wanksta," but not by much.6.) High All The Time (9/10) - One of the best ode's to marijuana in many a year. Twirl your green up for this joint.7.) Heat (8/10) - Another good song.8.) If I Can't (7/10) - Decent song, 50's done better.9.) Blood Hound (10/10) - Oh man...... I can listen to this song all night. Instant classic.10.) Back Down (10/10) WHAT?! TWO CLASSICS IN A ROW?!?!?! Anyone who insults Ja Rule this maliciously deserves respect in my book. Add in stinging lyrics and a hardcore beat, and you get Back Down.11.) P.I.M.P. (7.5/10) - Misogynistic as hell, but any and every pimp can ride out to this one.12.) Like My Style (8/10) - A hot song. Would've scored higher, but the track didn't showcase Tony Yayo's talent as it should have.13.) Poor Lil Rich (9.5/10) - An older track given a facelift by amazing new production. Killer beat.14.) 21 Questions (8/10) - Nate Dogg blessed this track. Good song.15.) Don't Push Me (10/10) - Wow..... Another one of my favorites. Lloyd Banks is amazing, Eminem is even better in this track than in 'Patiently Waiting,' and 50 is on point ONCE AGAIN.16.) Gotta Make It To Heaven (8/10) - A good track to end off on.... BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!17*.) Wanksta (8/10) - First single off the cd. Oddly enough, it's only a bonus track. A good track, but there's better on the cd.18*.) U Not Like Me (10/10) - A street classic, was first released just after 50's last incident being shot. Incredible track.19*.) Life's On The Line (10/10) - The true final song on the cd, yet another street classic. Old 50 cannot be beat.* = bonus track"
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Marc Jones | germany | 02/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the hottest album out right now. If you are a rap fan, you must have this album in your collection. It fuses hardcore street lyrics with excellent production from Dre. Its justs sounds awesome. Put the the CD in the deck and just listen. Great DVD extras only bolster this awesome package from 50. Columbia made a huge mistake dropping this cat from their roster. He came along way dragging alot of haters, he addresses this on the album. Just cop it. You will not be disappointed."
HelloNewman | United States | 03/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"the album is definitely hot... after listening to the whole thing it actually sounds more profane than his underground stuff which is surprising. and i got a question for everybody: what the heck is up with Carson Daly taking on an ebonics thing when he talks to a rapper? anyone notice this? he talks normally when some 'other' person is on his show, but when dudes like Busta Rhymes or 50 Cent come on all of a sudden he starts talking with an accent. whatever. this album is hot (Many Men and In Da Club are the hottest tracks)"