Eminem’s protege, rapper 50 Cent seems to have a very successful cd on his hands. The question is, will he live long enough to enjoy it?
It seems that Curtis Jackson (50 cent’s real name) is keepin’ it real in an all too real sense. The violence that surrounds his life has forced him to profess to always carrying a loaded weapon and wearing a bulletproof vest. Things only lower level rappers do to seem cool, not survive.
But what about the music? Well, from what I have heard of it – it’s rates a three.
Here’s what the critics have to say:
ManchesterOnline – “However, 50 Cent may make just as many enemies if his Cent’s rant against Ja Rule is anything to go by. One of the few albums where the “shout outs” in the liner notes include “thanks to my parole officer”. “
GloriousNoise –“Despite all that, there are some nice moments on Get Rich or Die Tryin’. I like the part in “Patiently Waiting” that goes, “If you’re thinking I’m a fucking fall off, you’re so wrong,” and Eminem’s rap in that song sounds great.”
Dotmusic – “50 Cent’s skills are better suited to the nagging digi-loops of inevitable smash single ‘In Da Club’, the steel drum roll-out of ‘P.I.M.P.’ and ’21 Questions’ – perhaps the track most like something that you might have found Tupac or Biggie at work on in their prime. And, even if it is against your best instincts, you’ll find these and plenty more like them hard to resist. Likewise, his tendency to half-sing choruses adds charm and pathos respectively to the lazy style of ‘U Not Like Me’ and ‘Many Men’.”