Get Rich or Die Tryin' [Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture]

Get Rich or Die Tryin' [Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture]

by 50 Cent


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After selling millions of records worldwide, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson looks to make a similar impact in Hollywood with his gritty biopic Get Rich or Die Tryin'. The film boasts an all-star cast of characters, and the rapper-turned-actor employs a similar approach for the accompanying soundtrack, which includes an equally impressive supportive lineup. Among the guests are longtime collaborators Lloyd Banks ("Get Low"), Young Buck ("No Help"), and Tony Yayo ("Fake Love"), who each get a solo track of their own. Even recent G-Unit recruits like underground hip-hop heroes Mobb Deep ("Have a Party"), rap-rock outfit MOP ("When Death Becomes You"), and former Diddy partner-in-rhyme turned gangsta Ma$e ("I Don't Know Officer") get a chance to bask in the spotlight. But much like the movie, 50 is clearly the headline act here. The Queens native does make time to share the mic, but the disc's strongest moments comes when he flies solo, as on the gripping lead single "Hustler's Ambition," where 50 skillfully reminisces on the struggles of his former life in the streets. The pensive "What If" displays a similar depth as the onetime drug dealer ponders the many alternate paths his life could have taken. But based on his successful rap career and this latest collection of lyrical gems, 50 Cent is doing what he was destined to -- and he didn't have to die tryin'. Anslem Samuel

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2005
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602498866030
catalogNumber: 000560502
Rank: 56061

Album Credits

Performance Credits

50 Cent   Primary Artist
Wayne Parker   Keyboards
Mark Batson   Keyboards
Mike Elizondo   Guitar,Keyboards
Fredwreck Nassar   Guitar,Keyboards
Traci Nelson   Vocals
A. Jermaine Mobley   Guitar
J.R. Rotem   Keyboards
Stu "Bassie" Brooks   Bass
Daniel Jones   Electric Piano,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Hi-Tek   Producer,Engineer
Dr. Dre   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
A. Gordon   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Mark Batson   Composer
Carlos Bess   Engineer
J.J. Campbell   Composer
Mauricio Iragorri   Engineer
Charles Roane   Engineer
Mike Elizondo   Producer
Fredwreck Nassar   Producer,Engineer
Andre Young   Composer
Patrick Viala   Engineer
L.C. Cooke   Composer
50 Cent   Executive Producer
Nancie Stern   Sample Clearance
Havoc   Producer
Nathaniel Hale   Composer
B Money   Producer
Ron Browz   Producer
Kyla Miller   Engineer
Kelly Sato   Marketing Coordinator
J.R. Rotem   Producer
Che Vicious   Producer
Nick Speed   Producer
D. Prosper   Composer
Babyjay   Engineer
Dwayne Carter   Composer

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