Get Rich or Die Tryin'

50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2003 Ratings: #101 / 291
User Score
Based on 390 ratings
2003 Ratings: #82
Liked by 12 people
February 6, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Aftermath / Label
Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap / Genres
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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. But until he drops that truly jaw-dropping album -- or falls victim to his own hubris -- this will certainly do.


Just go with the flow and enjoy Get Rich or Die Tryin' for what it is, not criticize it for not being what you want it to be.

Rolling Stone

Get Rich or Die Tryin' is so full of life, it makes you hope the only bullets 50 will need to fire from now on are metaphorical.


As his character presently lacks the dynamism and depth required for that elusive gangsta magnetism that's a prerequisite for notoriety, 50 goes down as simply a decent MC with a wrenching back story, whose potential landed him a gig with the world's dopest beatmakers and the hype machine that shot the Great White Way into the pop culture stratosphere.

How has 50 Cent ever found his way in the conversation of “the best rappers of all time”? This is his best album by far, and it’s still not very good. 21 songs and over an hour and 15 minutes from a rapper who I find uninteresting; it’s the same case with Drake but I’ll tear him to shreds later.

In the words of The Guardian- “ He can't rap, he can't write, he can't even insult people ... what use is 50 Cent?” and that’s the question I’ll ... read more
one of the most overrated albums oat
Two types of people:
"This album is the most overrated of all time"
"People who think Get Rich is overrated are dumbasses"
Legendary studio debut. Not many mixtape rappers are able to create this many classics after releasing dozens of free tapes. Several hits, but Many Men, 21 Questions, PIMP, Back Down, High All The Time, never get old for me, even the megahits like In Da Club, ffs!!!
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. What Up Gangsta
  3. Patiently Waiting - (featuring Eminem)
  4. Many Men (Wish Death)
  5. In da Club
  6. High All the Time
  7. Heat
  8. If I Can't
  9. Blood Hound - (featuring Young Buck)
  10. Back Down
  11. P.I.M.P.
  12. Like My Style - (featuring Tony Yayo)
  13. Poor Lil Rich
  14. 21 Questions - (featuring Nate Dogg)
  15. Don't Push Me - (featuring Lloyd Banks/Eminem)
  16. Gotta Make It to Heaven
  17. Wanksta
  18. U Not Like Me
  19. Life's on the Line
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