20 Songs, 1 Hour 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When 50 Cent’s reputation as a hustler turned death-defying statistic threatened to overshadow his ability as a rhymer, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ buried the notion under a hail of neck-snapping tracks overseen by Dr. Dre and Eminem. Fiddy dissects street game with the coolness of a Teflon don under cross-examination. His hook game is extra sharp—“In da Club”, “What Up Gangsta”, “P.I.M.P.” and “21 Questions” stick in the brain long after the last note clears. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ made 50 a star and put New York hardcore rap back into focus.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When 50 Cent’s reputation as a hustler turned death-defying statistic threatened to overshadow his ability as a rhymer, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ buried the notion under a hail of neck-snapping tracks overseen by Dr. Dre and Eminem. Fiddy dissects street game with the coolness of a Teflon don under cross-examination. His hook game is extra sharp—“In da Club”, “What Up Gangsta”, “P.I.M.P.” and “21 Questions” stick in the brain long after the last note clears. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ made 50 a star and put New York hardcore rap back into focus.

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