But until he drops that truly jaw-dropping album -- or falls victim to his own hubris -- this will certainly do. He could rap about candy shops and celebrating birthdays in the club but he still caught the attention of Eminem and by extension Dre, he reminded everyone of his hood background and gangster lifestyle, he made clear that he was a force to be reckoned with. Shit was killer for good tunes. No Dre-inspired album ever fails on the production end, and 50 Cent had the hook game on lock. The songs at the end of this album speak to how tremendous this project was. It was everywhere, and it was infectious.
How has this album affected hip-hop? Sometimes if the mood's right I'd consider this better than In Da Club. Which, again, is a personal story, but while everyone and their mother listened to rap during 50's height, so many turned away from it a few years later, including me. And though he very well could be the rightful successor to the -- triptych, isn't quite the masterpiece seems capable of, impressive or not. Guidelines This is an open thread for you to share your thoughts on the album. But the album is phenomenal on its own, without the personality that is 50 Cent. Is it the first time you've listened to it? Massacre itself wasn't all that either. I thought I was so hard, I had the Get Rich or Die Tryin poster in my locker at school, the whole 9.
With some tracks produced by the overrated Dr. Avoid vague statements of praise or criticism. The Dre-inspired production is amazing, the rhymes are tight, and 50's deep singing voice is infectious as ever. My personal favs on this album are: Wanksta, Many Men, If I Can't. Not to mention the dude could rap so smooth.
Catchy hooks, punchlines, the over-the-top braggadocio was something everyone wanted to do for a while, and no one did it like 50. He brings a huge energy to every song while at the same time seeming cool and collected. What I really love is that this album is so gangsta and bumps like crazy but doesn't use trap beats. I went to middle school at a school that was half ghetto-ish and half nice neighborhood. People always say Jay Z is the coolest rapper, but I think 50 takes the cake on charisma and coolness.
But until he drops that truly jaw-dropping album -- or falls victim to his own hubris -- this will certainly do. In sum, Get Rich is an incredibly calculated album, albeit an amazing one. It was gangster rap with glamour. And he was -- and still is -- fucking excellent at it. When The Massacre came out, rap was flooded with low-effort club music - at least that was what I was subjected to all I thought there was to it for that period of time. Do you think it deserves the praise it gets? Explain why you like it or why you don't.
Patiently waiting is insane too. In sum, is an incredibly calculated album, albeit an amazing one. Hip hop, Top 40, everything. Every Wednesday we will discuss an album from our. Even so, is indeed an impressive debut, not quite on the level of such landmark debuts as the aforementioned ones by or -- or those by , , or either -- but impressive nonetheless, definitely ushering in as one of the truly eminent rappers of his era. 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. Every single hook was excellent, the beats were there, the humour, the braggadocio, the energy.
This album deserves to be essential, because I think it paved the way for all the sing-song flows you hear today. Man, I feel like the album almost single-handedly caused a decline in the quality of rap for a while. Almost everyone who profited from his successes never had or earned all that authenticity. Now, I have no proof for that, but I know that everyone was banging that album when it came out, if they wanted to or not. 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. . This album is truly a gangsta rap masterpiece.
Dre, this collection is so predictable you find yourself finishing the rhymes on the first listen. He was beefing left and right, with established legends Nas and people he thought to be opportunistic frauds Ja. Just goes to show how consistent this album is. 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. Give who produces two tracks and who does four credit for laying out the red carpet here, and also give credit for reveling brilliantly in his much-documented mystique -- from his gun fetish to his witty swagger, has the makings of a street legend, and it's no secret.