The Massacre [Explicit Lyrics]

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The laws of physics predict that lightning rarely strikes the same spot twice. But Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson isn't big on abiding by the law. Following in the multi-platinum footsteps of his 2003 debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', the G-Unit general prepares to dominate the charts once again with The Massacre. Backed by the production wizardry of Dr. Dre and Eminem, among others, 50 delivers another jolting collection of gritty street anthems "Ski Mask Way," "In My Hood" and surefire radio hits "Candy Shop," "Pimpin' Part 2". While the disc adeptly navigates the requisite themes of urban strife and groupie love, the Queens native delves deeper with conceptual tracks like "Baltimore LoveThing," where he likens heroin ...
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The laws of physics predict that lightning rarely strikes the same spot twice. But Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson isn't big on abiding by the law. Following in the multi-platinum footsteps of his 2003 debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', the G-Unit general prepares to dominate the charts once again with The Massacre. Backed by the production wizardry of Dr. Dre and Eminem, among others, 50 delivers another jolting collection of gritty street anthems "Ski Mask Way," "In My Hood" and surefire radio hits "Candy Shop," "Pimpin' Part 2". While the disc adeptly navigates the requisite themes of urban strife and groupie love, the Queens native delves deeper with conceptual tracks like "Baltimore LoveThing," where he likens heroin addiction to falling in love. Then, on "Talkin' 'Bout Me," 50 takes a few cues from Eminem's "Stan" and rhymes about himself from his haters' perspective. The rugged rapper's introspective interlude, is short-lived, however, as his trash-talking persona takes over on "Piggy Bank," which takes unnecessary shots at rival rappers Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Shyne, and Nas. With his sophomore disc, 50 Cent makes it clear that he wants not only to reclaim his chart-topping status but also to massacre the competition in the process. Anslem Samuel
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Following up one of the biggest debuts in hip-hop history, crack dealer turned charisma dealer 50 Cent makes some bold moves, recycles plenty of old ideas, and sprinkles in some perfect party singles for The Massacre. Crafty man that he is, 50 must have known following up the massive Get Rich or Die Tryin' was going to be extremely difficult, especially for a rapper rightfully known more for creating headlines than rhymes. To cushion the blow, 50 released an album by his G-Unit crew, made numerous guest appearances on other artist's tracks, and helmed ten mixtapes in his G-Unit Radio series. It kept the debut momentum moving and it's half the reason why The Massacre doesn't feel like Get Rich's proper successor, the other half being the album's effortless attitude. That's the most frustrating thing about the otherwise satisfying Massacre. At worst, it feels unfinished, and at best, it feels like a mixtape cobbled together from mostly choice tracks but without that overseer's polish. At a stunning, slightly overstuffed 78 minutes, it's overwhelming, too, but without a perfect flow to hold the listener's hand the whole way through, it's also a testament to 50 and crew that The Massacre doesn't test the patience until after the one-hour mark. Silly and short intro out of the way, the slinky "In My Hood" gets down to business and gives way to four tracks of the same-old, same-old bravado and beats that are still just as stunning and catchy as hell. "I'm Supposed to Die Tonight" and "Gatman and Robbin" are both great tracks from the quirky/macabre house of Eminem, but it's the Fat Joe-dissing "Piggy Bank" that steals the show. Like "Candy Shop," "Outta Control," "Disco Inferno," and on and on, "Piggy Bank" succeeds because of its serviceable rap, believable swagger, inescapable hook, and phatter than phat beats. For those who've had it with the gunshots, the Shady/Aftermath boasting, and the usual "G-G-G-G-Unit!" shouts, The Massacre has just enough surprises. Besides mentioning Kurt Cobain and Ozzy Osbourne, "A Baltimore Love Thing" is the big shocker as 50 poignantly tells the tale of a heroin-addicted girlfriend destroying all that's good. "Ryder Music" is more easygoing than expected, "Build You Up" (featuring Jamie Foxx) is actually sweet, and "God Gave Me Style" has just about the dreamiest beat in the G-Unit universe. Scott Storch, Dr. Dre, and Eminem are the only big names in the producer's chair, but everyone else serves up fine tracks, especially the great Needlz. Guest spots are kept to a bare minimum and besides the intro, skits are nonexistent. Trim a couple tracks and a couple beefs and rearrange the album and you have what sounds like Get Rich's lesser sequel, but The Massacre doesn't look back. It really just wants to challenge other rappers' albums and not its predecessor. Taken that way, it's an excellent effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2005
  • Label: Aftermath
  • UPC: 602498804087
  • Catalog Number: 000431702
  • Sales rank: 23,694

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:41)
  2. 2 In My Hood (3:51)
  3. 3 This Is 50 (3:04)
  4. 4 I'm Supposed to Die Tonight (3:51)
  5. 5 Piggy Bank (4:15)
  6. 6 Gatman and Robbin' (3:46)
  7. 7 Candy Shop - Olivia (3:29)
  8. 8 Outta Control (3:21)
  9. 9 Get in My Car (4:05)
  10. 10 Ski Mask Way (3:05)
  11. 11 A Baltimore Love Thing (4:17)
  12. 12 Ryder Music (3:51)
  13. 13 Disco Inferno (3:34)
  14. 14 Just a Lil Bit (3:57)
  15. 15 Gunz Come Out (4:24)
  16. 16 My Toy Soldier - Tony Yayo (3:44)
  17. 17 Position of Power (3:12)
  18. 18 Build You Up (2:55)
  19. 19 God Gave Me Style (3:01)
  20. 20 So Amazing - Olivia (3:16)
  21. 21 I Don't Need 'Em (3:20)
  22. 22 Hate It or Love It - Game (4:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
50 Cent Primary Artist
Dion Background Vocals
Jeff Bass Keyboards
Eric Hudson Bass
Steven King Bass, Guitar
Luis Resto Horn, Keyboards
Barbara Wilson Background Vocals
Conesha Owens Background Vocals
Ruben Cruz Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Sitar
Traci Nelson Background Vocals
Lionel Holoman Keyboards
Lindsay Collins Voices, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Dave Cabrera Keyboards
Technical Credits
Millie Jackson Composer
DJ Hi-Tek Producer
Bunny Sigler Composer
Dr. Dre Producer, Executive Producer
Jeff Bass Composer, Producer
Luis Resto Producer
Scott Storch Producer
Buck Wild Producer
Steve Baughman Engineer
Chris Lighty Management
Rob Tewlow Producer
Mark Bass Producer
Mike Elizondo Producer
Disco D Producer
A. Young Composer
Eminem Producer, Executive Producer
50 Cent Executive Producer, Author
Nancie Stern Sample Clearance
R. Tyson Composer
Chuck Reed Engineer
Adam Hawkins Engineer
Marshall Mathers Composer
Traditional Composer
Pauline Terlow Composer
Tony Campana Engineer
Cool Producer
Curtis Jackson Composer
Sha Money XL Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Mauricio "Veto" Irragorri Engineer
Akane Behrens Engineer
Needlz Producer
J.C. Lopez Composer
Nicole Frantz Creative Assistance
Kyla Miller Engineer
Black Jeruz Producer
Ed Scratch Engineer
Kelly Sato Marketing Coordinator
J.R. Rotem Producer
Chris Styles Producer
Che Vicious Programming
Kameron Houff Engineer
Alex Ortiz Engineer
Yvette Gayle Publicity
Cue Beats Producer
Tyrue "Slang" Jonas Artwork
Jared Lopez Engineer
James Oruz Management
Jayceon Taylor Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Bang Out Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BLACK TO THE FUTURE

    HOT! FIRST-LISTEN CAREFULLY,THE ALBUM HAS VARIETY:HOOD BEATS,CLUB SONGS a la RADIO,'90'S HIPHOP VIBE,AND OF COURSE CURTIS JACKSON CHARM. LYRICALLY, HE'S KNOW *PHAROAHE MONCH* BUT HE WRITES/RHYMES CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT EACH SONG (listen carefully-not judgementally is dat aword--anyway)) AND HAS CATCHY CHORUSES...ALSO, HE IS SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS to a degree, CONFIDENT,DESCRIPTIVE,AND COMICAL. TO HATE ON THE MASSACRE IS WHAT I CALL "SELF-PREFERENCE" LISTENING(make me feel better listening)..INSTEAD, HE SLUGGED US W/A HEROIN ADDICTION SONG AND BANGED YOUR FAVORITE HOLLYWOOD CELEB THEN KICKED THEM OUT OF HIS CAR @THE SAME TIME GLORIFYIN' THE OLD WILD-WILD WEST(TRUE AMERICAN ---BUT 21ST CENTURY VERSION ! WRONG OR RIGHT HIPHOP OR GANSTA? ITS NOT FOR YOU OR ME TO JUDGE HIS PERSONA--- YO ---JUST LISTEN OR CHANGE THE CD -ASK MATTHEW:25-THE ALBUM IS "MOVIE-LIFE"-MUSIC!!!ps.the concept is dope

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good but not that good

    this album is o.k. the songs have a good beat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    i love this album its off the hook

    i love this album its off the hook its 50 cent at his best 50 cent is one of the best rapper alive since biggie smalls and tupac 50 cent rocks my socks off this cd is awesome i suggest every juggalo/juggalette to get this album also i suggest all you shadyheads to buy every 50 cent album 50 cent is the best of the best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is fire

    For real this guy can write hits. His songs be on point. Like the great Jigga say's "do you listen to music or do you jus skim through it". 50 is good. All these song are just as good as his first joint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    People are wack!!!

    Look people who say this is wack, they're the ones who are.! This is indeed the best album of the year just as long as you don't get the edited version. tracks 1-4, gatman, get in my car, gunz come out, my toy soilder, position of power, and I don't need 'em are pieces of... when edited. Best songs here are: God gave me style, Get in my car, So Amazing and I'm Supposed to Die Tonight and including all those singles he realesed. But the best song on the album is Ryder Music!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd

    this is a great album and is worth paying for.songs like just a lil bit, get in my car, candy shop gunz come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IF YOU AINT DOWN WITH GUNIT YOUR LOST IN HIP HOP

    DONT YOU KNOW IS THE TALK OF NEW YORK SO THERE FOR IS A NEW GENERATION TO HIP HOP. 50CENT INTRODUCING A NEW WAY TO GET RICH AND FAMOUS. IF YOU AINT DOWN WITH GNIT IS BECAUSE YOU PROBABLY STUCK ON OLD FAT RAPPERS LIKE FAT JOE. 50CENT BEEN AROUND AND STILL AROUND WITH ALL THE SUCESS HE KEEPS COMING UP WITH YOU BETH HE WILL BE AROUND FOR A LONG TIME SO GET WITH IT. GGGGGGG UNIT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A bunch of disses to other rappers

    Since when did clothing lines become a part of Hip-Hop? Is this what Rap is all about these days..just trying to see who has the best hit single out there or who has the best clothing?! That is a clear reason why rap has gone down in the music industry. Back in the 90's, rap wasn't about who was the top-producer or who had better styles than everyone. The albums weren't ridicuously long at 21 tracks like today's are. Albums back then were balanced with tracks that wouldn't repeat the same message over and over again. When Rappers made music, they did it with real heart and thought. Rappers these days like Eminem, Kanye West, 50 Cent and his stupid G-Unit posse are destroying Hip-Hop. The beats are worse than ever. EVERY SINGLE RAP BEAT YOU HEAR THESE DAYS HAS THAT SAME, STUPID POP FEEL. ex) "Candy Shop"..that isn't a rap beat. thats more like some usher pop beat. 50 Cent and G-Unit are don't even come close to famous rappers like 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A, Coolio, and Wu-Tang Clan. I reccomend not wasting your money on this album because it doesn't even try to compete with its predecessor. It's the same material we heard in "Get Rich or Die Tryin'". Nothing has changed or improved.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well.....some songs are good.

    50 pulled a 50:50. Only a about half the songs are good, and the other half suck. But comming from a person who isn't a constant rap listener (me), maybe my taste won't match yours. I'd suggest that you only buy it if you absolutly LOVE 50 cent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NO SKILLS!

    I don't understand why anyone considers this guy a rapper. His lyrical content is minimal, I'm sure he will not battle anyone of his foes. Anyone of them would eat this guy alive plain and simple. Pure garbage aint nothin gansta about this. Bubblegum Rap! Yeah, you been shot but it dont make you PAC!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Massacre should be called the massacre

    The Massacre This is defintely the lead contender for the worst album of 2005, none of these songs are good, the beats is terrible, the lyrics are terrible, the GGGGG G-UNIT Catch phrase doesn't work, this has got to be the worst album of the year. Music Review: NO STARS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Massacre massacres

    First off, I want to say "thank you Denise". This album is great. I gotta admit that I was a little nervous when Candy Shop and Disco Inferno came out. But when I heard the CD, I was surprised. All together, this CD is hot. How can you hate songs like Piggy Bank and I'm Supposed to Die Tonight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Platinum Garbage

    I can't believe this is the album to follow up Get Rich or Die Tryin'. I keep listening to it over and over again trying to find a song I like, but it's total junk. Piggybank is the weakest beef track 50's had so far, and the only thing to even give a slight hope to the album is Eminem's verse in Gatman and Robbin. Candy Shop is a poor re-write to Magic Stick and the rest of the album sounds like someone wrote it on the way to the studio the day before it was released.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The massacre, a Portrait of Melancholy too Gangster 4 Fans.

    This is not only the best album of 2005 so far, it's the most mis-understood. This albums isnt commercial at all except for the singles. This album is not about lyrical skill, dissing or poping tracks. This album is a portrait of melacholy; a musical score for the human spirit. Those who dont know true gangster life, would understandleby be lost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Are you people kidding me?

    Sorry but to me this album was garbage, that's why I sold it to a friend. The beats are too pop, specialy "candy Shop" and "Disco Inferno" 50 comes back talking about the same thing he talked about in "Get rich or die tryin" Except he does it with pop, soft, beats. To me, and this is only my opinion "Get rich or die trying was waaaay better than this album, the first album is a classic. But this massacre garbage is millions of years from being considered a classic. Sorry, I'm not a 50 hater, i like his music but on this album he dissapointed. And please I hope i don't get shot by any of the people who gave it 5 stars and said it was a good cd. You know since some people can't separate reality from entertainment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is 50?

    When Get Rich or Die Tryin' came out, 50 was on top, now with this album everyone has gotta question "what went wrong?" There are still dope tracks on The Massacre, but overall the album is trash when compared to his last album. 50 does have great tracks tho with In my Hood and Get in My Car and others, but overall this album is a trash. Piggy Bank has gotta be the most retarded song ever. I say burn or borrow this cd from a friend, but don't buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Terrible

    This CD was complete trash!! His first one was a whole lot better. His rap style is so elementary & he continues to rap about absolutely nothing important! I hope his next one makes up for this garbage!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hate It or Love It - But I Love It!!!

    This a great second album from 50. A lot of great song, and already some new favorites. Take a listen to Outta Control, what an awesome beat. It's something to really get you moving. You gotta appreciate 50's view on heroin addiction in A Baltimore Love Thing. Gives new perspective on an old story. Also a great track is Hate It or Love It.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better Than The First. Will Sell More Than 1 millions the first weekend.

    The best anticipated album of the year. This cd is pimpin. Give this a 10 stars if i can but this is only suppose to go up to 5. This is Fresh. 50 gonna gain more publicity. This cd promise to bring da house down, make your car more pimp, pump up the party.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Better Than The First But Still Burning Hot!!!

    One thing i have to say is that this cd is not as good as the first one. But there are many good songs on this one. Piggy Bank is my favorite so far. He has a better flow but the beats are not as good as the first ones

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