Beg for Mercy [Clean Lyrics]

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Though backing posses had become de rigueur for commercially successful rappers by the early 2000s, 50 Cent's posse, G-Unit, is somewhat exceptional, as showcased on its album debut, Beg for Mercy. Following 50's unsuccessful stint with Columbia Records during the late '90s, he returned to the streets and willfully assembled a backing posse, with himself as the superstar and his cohorts as his street-level representatives, thereby ensuring himself future street credibility and enough firepower for entire mixtapes. The plan paid off in spades as G-Unit worked the mixtape circuit, releasing one after another, while 50 in turn blew up in 2003 with his solo debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', yet maintained his street cred ...
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Though backing posses had become de rigueur for commercially successful rappers by the early 2000s, 50 Cent's posse, G-Unit, is somewhat exceptional, as showcased on its album debut, Beg for Mercy. Following 50's unsuccessful stint with Columbia Records during the late '90s, he returned to the streets and willfully assembled a backing posse, with himself as the superstar and his cohorts as his street-level representatives, thereby ensuring himself future street credibility and enough firepower for entire mixtapes. The plan paid off in spades as G-Unit worked the mixtape circuit, releasing one after another, while 50 in turn blew up in 2003 with his solo debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', yet maintained his street cred with his well-bred posse, touring extensively and releasing still more mixtapes. All of this made the eventual release of Beg for Mercy a real event -- and all the more so because Murder Inc had announced that they would simultaneously release a new Ja Rule album and go head to head, sales-wise though they wisely reconsidered, and because Interscope bumped up the release date of Beg for Mercy to November 14 citing bootlegging concerns so that G-Unit could contentiously go head to head with Jay-Z and his much-anticipated Black Album. It's thus difficult to distance yourself from the aura of hype surrounding Beg for Mercy and evaluate it as music rather than as an event. Of course, when you deflate the album of its hype, it's not quite as exciting as it probably sounded fresh out of the cellophane first thing in the morning on November 14, but it's still a considerably exciting listen nonetheless. For one, 50 and his cohorts Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and on two long-ago-recorded songs, an incarcerated Tony Yayo -- with no guests whatsoever are sky-high on confidence here -- brash as hell, taunting the world and absolutely reveling in their newfound celebrity. For two, G-Unit get a wide array of fresh beats from a legion of up-and-comers, along with a few former collaborators: Dr. Dre, Red Spyda, No I.D., Megahertz, and Midi Mafia. For three, 50 takes charge like a leader should, lacing pretty much every track with his trademark singsong hooks and prominently appearing on every one of the 18 tracks. And lastly, G-Unit stick to the script -- guns, women, haters, drugs, wealth, and more guns -- and deliver exactly the album their fans wanted. As for highlights, there are a few: the Dre/Scott Storch album opener "Poppin' Them Thangs", the flashy lead single "Stunt 101", a laid-back Marvin Gaye-sampling pimp anthem "Wanna Get to Know You", Lloyd Banks' crossover bid "Smile", and a Yayo mixtape favorite "I Smell Pussy". For the most part, however, Beg for Mercy is surprisingly solid, sounding very much like a whole rather than the usual hodgepodge of singles and filler. Granted, 50 sometimes sounds like he's unenthusiastically coasting, but Banks and Buck bring the heat consistently, proving their respective worth quite well. Even so, Beg for Mercy doesn't measure up to Get Rich or Die Tryin', but then, how many rap albums do? Surely not many, and when you measure Beg for Mercy against any standard rap album circa 2003, it's very satisfying, especially if you're hungry for some more 50 after having played out Get Rich months earlier. [Interscope also released an edited version of Beg for Mercy
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2003
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602498612279
  • Catalog Number: 000159302
  • Sales rank: 268,906

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 G-Unit (3:29)
  2. 2 Poppin' Them Thangs (4:00)
  3. 3 My Buddy (3:44)
  4. 4 I'm So Hood (2:25)
  5. 5 Stunt 101 (3:52)
  6. 6 Wanna Get to Know You (4:25)
  7. 7 Groupie Love (4:14)
  8. 8 Betta Ask Somebody (3:52)
  9. 9 Footprints (4:21)
  10. 10 Eye for Eye (3:55)
  11. 11 Smile (3:38)
  12. 12 Baby U Got (4:03)
  13. 13 Salute U (3:00)
  14. 14 Beg for Mercy (2:38)
  15. 15 G'D Up (4:47)
  16. 16 Lay You Down (4:03)
  17. 17 Gangsta **** (4:12)
  18. 18 I Smell ***** (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
G-Unit Primary Artist
Tracie Spencer Background Vocals
Butch Cassidy Vocals
Scott Spencer Storch Keyboards
Mike Elizondo Guitar, Keyboards
Sha Money XL Bass
Daniel Seeff Guitar
Technical Credits
Paul McCartney Composer
DJ Hi-Tek Producer
Eric Stewart Composer
Dr. Dre Producer
R. Kelly Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Luis Resto Producer
Tom Rounds Engineer
Scott Spencer Storch Producer
Martin "Max" Heyes Engineer
Sam Sneed Producer
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Composer
Steve Baughman Engineer
No I.D. Producer
Thayod Ausar Producer
Joe Warlick Engineer
C. Archer Woodward Composer
Luis Diaz Engineer
A. Young Composer
Eminem Producer
50 Cent Executive Producer
C. "DJ Smooth" Henderson Composer
Chuck Reed Digital Editing
DJ Twinz Producer
Kamel Abdo Engineer
Adam Hawkins Engineer
Nottz Producer
Denaun Porter Producer
S. A. Anderson Composer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Engineer
Megahertz Producer
Michael Strange Jr. Engineer
Sha Money XL Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Red Spyda Producer
Mauricio "Veto" Irragorri Engineer
Needlz Producer
Black Jeruz Producer
7th Emp Producer
Bruce Waynne Producer
Dirty Swift Producer
Fusion Unltd Producer
Khalil Producer
Jake One Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KKKK- Kooooool!

    This track is the BOMB!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A SUBURB CD...IF YOU DON'T LIKE G-UNIT, YOU WILL AFTER YOU HEAR THIS!!!

    IT WAS SUCH AN EXCELLENT CD...I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD THOSES SONGS WERE! LLOYD BANKS, YOUNG BUCK...AND OF COURSE...THE ONE AND ONLY 50 CENT...ARE THE ARTISTS OF THE YEAR...SOON TO BE ARTISTS OF THE NEW MILLENIUM!!!!!

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