Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

by 50 Cent50 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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/2003
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949354428
catalogNumber: 493544
Rank: 633

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
Andre Young   Composer
Terence Dudley   Producer
Rockwilder   Producer
Dana Stinson   Composer
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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