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50 Cent
"Get Rich Or Die Tryin'"

© Shady/Aftermath/Interscop Year of Release: 2003

track listing
  • Intro
  • What Up Gangsta
  • Patiently Waiting
  • Many Men (Wish Death)
  • In Da Club
  • High All The Time
  • Heat
  • If I Can't
  • Blood Hound
  • Back Down
  • P.I.M.P.
  • Like My Style
  • Poor Lil Rich
  • 21 Questions
  • Don't Push Me
  • Gotta Make It To Heaven
  • Wanksta
  • U Hot Like Me
  • Life's On The Line

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    "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'"

    2003 was a very good year for 50 Cent... Having 2 big hit records reaching #1, and having his album coproduced by Dr. Dre and Eminem, it's obvious how Get Rich Or Die Tryin' became a popular #1 album.

    "What Up Gangsta" is a cool bouncy rap tune, where "Patiently Waiting" gets a little serious, where Eminem helps out on vocals. "Many Men (Wish Death)" is another serious number, "In Da Club" was a huge #1 hit in 2003, and everyone just loves reciting "it's your birth-day" as 50 Cent does in this particular song.

    It's obvious to hear the Eminem influence on the album tracks, the serious of lyrics, as well the musical style. "High All The Time" has 50 Cent on vocals, and it's easy to determine how Eminem would have his hand in producing, likewise "Heat," where you can hear both the influences of Eminem and Dr. Dre.

    Bouncy rap gets the juices going on "If I Can't," "Blood Hound" has a more Eminem style, likewise "Back Down." "P.I.M.P." is another enjoyable rap tune, where it could have been as popular as his other well-known songs. "Like My Style" has a laid back style, "Poor Lil Rich" maybe one of the least listenable songs. "21 Questions" was another #1 hit, not as popular as "In Da Club," but it became 50 Cent's second top-charting hit of his career.

    Lloyd Banks and Eminem help out on "Don't Push Me," another energetic Eminem-inspired song, a combination of soul and rap mixes well on "Gotta Make It To Heaven." There are 3 bonus tracks: "Wanksta" is a cool and entertaining tune, with some cool rhythms. "U Hot Like Me" has some cool grooves, and "Life's On The Line" is a fair song, maybe another least-listenable tune.

    For the Eminmen fan, it's easy to hear his influence on Get Rich Or Die Tryin'." And having Dr. Dre and Eminem as producers, it's obvious they put 50 Cent on the rap map. There are many well-done and entertaining songs crafted on this release, and it's a wonder if 50 Cent will succeed with new releases in the future. Rap music in the Eminem style has a different demension here, and it's interesting to see how rap in general proceeds, as it reflects on its lyrics, either positive or negative.

    2003 was a great year for 50 Cent, and we look to see if his success continues.

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