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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Probably the most hyped debut album by a rap artist in about a decade, most likely since Snoop's Doggystyle 1993 or perhaps Nas' Illmatic 1994, 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' certainly arrived amid massive expectations. In fact, the expectations were so massive that they overshadowed the music itself -- 50 becoming more of a phenomenon than simply a rapper -- so massive that you had to be skeptical, particularly given the marketing-savvy nature of the rap world. Even so, Get Rich is indeed an impressive debut, not quite on the level of such landmark debuts as the aforementioned ones by Snoop or Nas -- or those by Biggie, Wu-Tang, or DMX either -- but impressive ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Probably the most hyped debut album by a rap artist in about a decade, most likely since Snoop's Doggystyle 1993 or perhaps Nas' Illmatic 1994, 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' certainly arrived amid massive expectations. In fact, the expectations were so massive that they overshadowed the music itself -- 50 becoming more of a phenomenon than simply a rapper -- so massive that you had to be skeptical, particularly given the marketing-savvy nature of the rap world. Even so, Get Rich is indeed an impressive debut, not quite on the level of such landmark debuts as the aforementioned ones by Snoop or Nas -- or those by Biggie, Wu-Tang, or DMX either -- but impressive nonetheless, definitely ushering in 50 as one of the truly eminent rappers of his era. The thing, though, is that 50 isn't exactly a rookie, and it's debatable as to whether or not Get Rich can be considered a true debut see the unreleased Power of the Dollar [1999] and the Guess Who's Back? compilation [2002]. That debate aside, however, Get Rich plays like a blueprint rap debut should: there's a tense, suspenseful intro "What Up Gangsta", an ethos-establishing tag-team spar with Eminem "Patiently Waiting", a street-cred appeal "Many Men [Wish Death]", a tailor-made mass-market good-time single "In da Club", a multifaceted tread through somber ghetto drama from "High All the Time" to "Gotta Make It to Heaven", and finally three bonus tracks that reprise 50's previously released hits "Wanksta," "U Not Like Me," "Life's on the Line" -- in that precise order. In sum, Get Rich is an incredibly calculated album, albeit an amazing one. After all, when co-executive producer Eminem raps, "Take some Big and some Pac/And you mix them up in a pot/Sprinkle a little Big L on top/What the f*ck do you got?" you know the answer. Give Em who produces two tracks and Dr. Dre who does four credit for laying out the red carpet here, and also give 50 credit for reveling brilliantly in his much-documented mystique -- from his gun fetish to his witty swagger, 50 has the makings of a street legend, and it's no secret. And though he very well could be the rightful successor to the Biggie-Jigga-Nas triptych, Get Rich isn't quite the masterpiece 50 seems capable of, impressive or not. But until he drops that truly jaw-dropping album -- or falls victim to his own hubris -- this will certainly do. [The clean version edits moments of profanity.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2003
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949354527
  • Catalog Number: 493545
  • Sales rank: 26,482

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:05)
  2. 2 What Up Gangsta (2:59)
  3. 3 Patiently Waiting (4:48)
  4. 4 Many Men (Wish Death) (4:12)
  5. 5 In da Club (3:13)
  6. 6 High All the Time (4:29)
  7. 7 If I Can't (3:16)
  8. 8 Blood Hound - Young Buck (4:00)
  9. 9 Back Down (4:02)
  10. 10 P.I.M.P. (4:09)
  11. 11 Like My Style - Tony Yayo (3:13)
  12. 12 Poor Lil Rich (3:19)
  13. 13 21 Questions (3:44)
  14. 14 Don't Push Me - Lloyd Banks (4:08)
  15. 15 Gotta Make It to Heaven (4:00)
  16. 16 Wanksta (3:39)
  17. 17 U Not Like Me (4:15)
  18. 18 Life's on the Line (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
50 Cent Primary Artist
Tracie Spencer Vocals
Luis Resto Keyboards
Mike Elizondo Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Ron Feemster Keyboards
Technical Credits
J.B. Freeman Composer
Luis Resto Composer, Producer
Tom Rounds Engineer
Rob Tewlow Composer, Producer
Mike Elizondo Composer, Producer
Ted Wohlsen Engineer
D. Stinson Composer
Terence Dudley Producer
Rockwilder Producer
A. Young Composer
Eminem Producer
Carlisle Young Engineer, Digital Editing
Darrell Branch Producer
DJ Rad Producer
Marshall Mathers Composer
Denaun Porter Composer, Producer
Sean Blaze Producer, Engineer
Curtis Jackson Composer
Megahertz Producer
Red Spyda Producer
Justin Bendo Engineer
Dirty Swift Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ok if you like rap

    Enaaaaaaa,....... ok. by the way it's spelled tupac buddy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    changed my taste to thug rap!

    I'm so impressed with 50 cents style and rapture (inc. g-unit), that he and his group turned me onto this new "street rap". Took a while to get me, middle aged 'auntie', to like this new music generation of rap! Keep up the good work fellas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    50 cents hit new standereds for rappers!

    yep,a new rapper hit the charts again this time has the stuff to be better then 2 Pac.He slams great beats and wives great lyrics to all his songs. So i gave him 5 stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    This is the best cd i heard in a long time GREAT

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