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Get Rich or Die Tryin'
     

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

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by 50 Cent
 

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Rarely does an MC live up to this much hype. In recent years, the one rapper who did was Eminem. So perhaps it's only fitting that New York rapper 50 Cent -- who counts the Shady One as his mentor and "favorite white boy" -- has become buzz-worthy. On his long-awaited, survival-of-the-fittest debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', 50 (né Curtis

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Rarely does an MC live up to this much hype. In recent years, the one rapper who did was Eminem. So perhaps it's only fitting that New York rapper 50 Cent -- who counts the Shady One as his mentor and "favorite white boy" -- has become buzz-worthy. On his long-awaited, survival-of-the-fittest debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', 50 (né Curtis Jackson) paints a landscape ruled by the strong-armed (including his crew the G Unit) and inhabited by a score of sycophants, hangers-on, and sucker MCs, including archrival Ja Rule, whom 50 disses on the catchy "Wanksta." Like Snoop Dogg and 2Pac before him, 50 Cent scores big with his singsong cadences and his enthusiastically witty rhymes. Despite his Queens address, he boasts a decidedly West Coast sound, due in no small part to executive producers Em and Dr. Dre, who add credibility to the G-funk party and have made 50 Cent an heir to rap royalty. The lilt in 50's choruses is the perfect foil to Dre's menacing bounces on the club-thumpers "What Up Gangsta" and "In Da Club." Meanwhile, "Patiently Waiting," 50's duet with Slim Shady, is a superior us-against-the-world standoff. In such moments, 50 Cent's confidence isn't that of a bullet-riddled Queens Boulevard underdog but that of a reigning champion deserving of the accolades. Let's just hope he gets rich before he dies trying.

Editorial Reviews

The Source - Steven Williams
The Queens native's seamless, wired-jaw flow moves fluidly over proficient production on the boisterous "What Up Gangsta" and the melodic, piano-driven "High All the Time."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2003
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949354428
catalogNumber:
493544
Rank:
9200

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

50 Cent   Primary Artist
Tracie Spencer   Vocals
Tom Coster   Keyboards
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Mike Elizondo   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Ruben Rivera   Keyboards
Theron Feemster   fender rhodes

Technical Credits

J.B. Freeman   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer
Tom Rounds   Engineer
Rob Tewlow   Composer,Producer
Mike Elizondo   Composer,Producer
Ted Wohlsen   Engineer
D. Stinson   Composer
Andre Young   Composer
Terence Dudley   Producer
Rockwilder   Producer
Eminem   Producer,Executive Producer
Carlisle Young   Engineer
Patrick Viala   Contributor
Darrell Branch   Producer
50 Cent   Executive Producer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Denaun Porter   Composer
Sean Blaze   Producer,Engineer
Curtis Jackson   Composer
Megahertz   Producer
Sha Money XL   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Red Spyda   Contributor
Justin Bendo   Engineer
John "J. Praize" Freeman   Producer
Steve King   Producer

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fifty gonna shut every other record label down!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
has 10 tracks that i cant stop listening to, compared to everyone else that has 2 tracks or so
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is so excellent and he is very talented and truthful the new TUPAC......
Guest More than 1 year ago
yo this cd is really great. i cant put it down. 50 Cent really has his stuff together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the hotness right here. Forget bout Pimp Juice and Hova, 50 gonna leave ya noddin your head long after you stopped playin the CD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this cd especially the song In Da Club i love that song it is up beat n u can really feel the base
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of 50 Cent now and days. In my opinion he's gone pop, but on this album of his, he holds it down. My favorite song is "Many Men" because it has a great feel and a melodic flow that's very dark. My other favorite is "High All The Time" because 50 tells hood stories much like Biggie did on his debut album. The rest of the album's good too, but these two songs are the deepest and truest in my opinion. I like this CD and I wish 50 would've stayed with this syle instead of going more R&B. Main point is get this, because it is very very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you ain't no wanksta then you have to buy this album if you don't get it then you must be crazy!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man oh man! Fifty's at it again. all i gotta say is pick this album up. It's a classic. This fine, sexy brotha is doin' big thangs, and i wish hime the best throughout his cereer and life. Saty up p.i.m.p. p.s. ja can't f wit 50
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST CD I HAVE EVER OWNED! 50 OWNES EVERYONE! NO ONE EVEN COMES CLOSE TO COMPARING TO HIM, HE'S A GOD!! IF YOU DONT LIKE THIS CD YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
50 came just in time when the rap game was SLOW!! now hes the hottest.. the best album out in a long time its great theres like 13 songs i LOVE with crazy beats you need to get this album its HOTTT and not only is his beat hot look at him!!
ThyWickedJuggalo More than 1 year ago
i bought this album without knowing about good it was this album is off the hook i love this album sooo much i just had to reccomand dark lotus black rain and the opaque brotherhood this cd is frikin awesome i love this album its one of the best albums i ever bought
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is def baby! 50 disses Ja and X on 2 tracks and the beats are too dope! It's a definite classic, gotta have it even if ya don't luv hip hop. One
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this cd Christmas 2003 and every song sounds great. My favorite songs are In da club and Patiently waiting. I listen as much as the day I got it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD and it was off the hook. Every song was so good I could listen to it all day. Peace I'm out
Guest More than 1 year ago
50 is the most unoriginal, uninspired rapper in music today, to compare this guy to tupac is ridiculous, tupac was about revolution, while 50 is about snitching, 50 mumbles throughout the scene, very unoriginal This is why the so-called label shady/aftermath sucks
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who ever says this cd is wack is either a ja rule fan or jus deaf cuz dis is one of the best cds ever made and even the so called great rapper nas said that hip hop felt alive when get rich came out so yall need to stop hatin yaadadamean gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg g unit west
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is da bomb! he is a genius!i cant stop listening to it and the dvd is just so funny! keep goin' fifty!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ITs exclent expecialy the song "Wat up gangsta" Outstanding!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Skillz was right 50 came back like a gun shorty is tight his rhyming got skills no doubt 50 rules the rap game now
Guest More than 1 year ago
Get rich or die tryin' is a great album with excellent songs like "heat" "if I cant" "lifes on the line" and "P.I.M.P.". The only bad songs are "bloodhound" (TOTALLY AWFUL) and "Like my style". Apart from that its a great album. Hes no 2Pac but hes the best rapper around at the moment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I've seen 50 cent on MTV and BET as well as other music channels, I've been feelin' him. He is the hottest rapper out there. He and his music both gets 5 stars. "50 is so fine I got to make him mine." I love 50. Everday and night I listen to his music. If they could rate 50 cent on a scale from 1 to 10 he would be off the chart. His music and him are both top quality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Album is the beginning of a new error in hip-hop. Shying away from the pop sound that so many hip-hop artists are embracing, Queens rapper 50 cent is going all out for the streets on his debut album ¿get rich or die tryin¿.¿ Guest Appearances by his posse G-Unit, Nate Dogg, and the man that finally put him in the spotlight Eminem, He holds his own with endless bars of talent. With tracks like ¿back down¿, and ¿Heat¿ he shows his street cred, and that he won¿t take nonsense from anyone in the industry! And with club bangers like ¿In da Club¿, and ¿If I can¿t¿ he shows a lighter side with tracks you can bump to in the club. My personal favorite is ¿Many Men¿ where 50 talks about being shot, and is still standing after while many of his enemies fade away. Not taking too many shots at his rap peers he does go directly at Ja-rule with lyrics that attack Ja¿s street cred and heart! Also spitting at anyone who doubts his skills he states ¿If David can go against Goliath with a stone; I can go at Nas and Jigga both for the thrown! Maybe not yet a Jay-z, or Nas, he has definitely entered the rap game with one message. He is here to stay!
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i first heard 50 cent on the radio i was like he was a good rapper and actually talks about what goes on in the world and about clubs. 50 cent is a good rapper and is cute of course. his music is fun to listen to and very danceable. and his cd is crazy i like it very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not much to say, except In da club and ESPECIALLY Wanksta are the best rap songs out there currently. Hats off to 50 cent!