10 YEARS AGO TODAY |2/4/03| 50 Cent released his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’

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10 YEARS AGO TODAY |2/4/03| 50 Cent released his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’
 

 


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Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is the release that jumpstarted 50 Cent's mainstream rapping career. Prior to its release he was just like every other non-famous rapper trying to make a living off of his lyrics; however, this all changed with the release of Get Rich Or Die Trying. With its sales recorded at over 15 million, and it status of being certified platinum an astonishing 8 times, it is safe to say that 50 Cent joined the big timers in the rap industry when he released this album. From the time of the release of Get Rich Or Die Tryin' until many years later, 50 Cent's hit singles could commonly be heard in nightclubs and radio stations worldwide

Impact On His Career
The impact that Get Rich Or Die Tryin had on 50 Cent's career was absolutely significant in many ways. Prior to the release of this album 50 Cent had spent countless hours writing his rap lyrics, producing beats, and creating good quality songs; he was a known street-rapper but had no significance in the main stream rap industry. However, after handing out mixtaped to every producer that he knew, his talent was soon recognized. After collaborating with some of the most well known producers in the rap industry such as Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Sean Blaze, he was destined for success. Get Rich Or Die Tryin took 50 Cent's rapping talent, and allowed listeners to hear it all around the world. The hit singles were quickly recognized, his album sales soared, and his rapping career had begun!

Album Sales
The sales of Get Rich Or Die Tryin' were so phenomenal that it was certified 8 times platinum; a statement that will drop the jaws of even the most world renowned artists. Within the first week this album managed to sell an astonishing 875,000 copies; furthermore, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' has sold over 15 million copies worldwide to date! The amazing this about the sales of this album was that there was a minimal amount of money spent on advertising it prior to its release; after searching the history of it you will soon realize that it was mere word of mouth that sold most of the copies. Through the sales of Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 50 Cent has exemplified a classic rags to riches story that shows that hard work, dedication, prayers, and belief will pay off if you stick with it.

Hit Singles
Although Get Rich Or Die Tryin' was filled with amazing songs, only a few of them were geared towards the "average listener's ear". These few hit singles combined an amazing beat with 50 Cent's talented rapping skills to create an unbeatable duo; moreover, some of these songs even had amazing music videos a.ssociated with them that furthered their success. The hit singles on Get Rich Or Die Tryin' were In Da Club, Many Men (Wish death), Wanksta, 21 Questions, P.I.M.P, and If I Can't. All of the songs could be heard by anybody who had their hands on the album, but these songs were constantly played on the radio stations and nightclubs; moreover, this is what declared them as hit singles. These songs contributed to the success of 50 Cent's album Get Rich Or Die Tryin'.

Track Listing
1. Intro
0:06

2. What Up Gangsta
2:59
Produced By: Rob Tewlow

3. Patiently Waiting
4:48
Produced By: Eminem
Featuring: Eminem

4. Many Men (Wish death)
4:16
Produced By: Darrell Branch

5. In Da Club
3:13
Produced By: Dr. Dre

6. High All The Time
4:29
Produced By: DJ Rad

7. Heat
4:14
Produced By: Dr. Dre

8. If I Can't
3:16
Produced By: Dr. Dre

9. Blood Hound
4:00
Produced By: Sean Blaze
Featuring: Young Buck

10. Back Down
4:03
Produced By: Dr. Dre

11. P.I.M.P
4:09
Produced By: Mr. Porter

12. Like My Style
3:13
Produced By: Rockwilder
Featuring: Tony Yayo

13. Poor Lil Rich
3:19
Produced By: Sha Money XL

14. 21 Questions
3:44
Produced By: Midi Mafia
Featuring: Nate Dogg

15. Don't Push Me
4:08
Produced By: Eminem
Featuring: Eminem & Lloyd Banks

16. Gotta Make It To Heaven
4:01

17. Wanksta
3:39
Produced By: John Freeman

18. U Not Like Me
4:15
Produced By: Red Spyda

19. Life's On The Line
3:38
Produced By: Terence Dudley

20. P.I.M.P (G-Unit Remix)
4:48
Produced By: Mr. Porter
Featuring: Snoop Dogg, Lloyd Banks, & Young Buck
Some people seem to think that it was 50 Cent's previous life as a gangster that led to the success of Get Rich Or Die Tryin', others think it was the amazing collaboration of 50 Cent, G-Unit, and amazing producers that contributed to the success; I believe that 50 Cent stayed dedicated throughout all of the hard times until his album became successful. 50 Cent is an amazing rapper, lyricist, and producer, and his album Get Rich Or Die Tryin' reflects his talent greatly. It is considered his most successful album because of the astonishing number of hit singles, and album sales that it produced. Many people are awaiting more of 50 Cent's work to see if he can trump this legendary album!Pick yourself up a copy of 50 Cent's most successful album at a discounted price from Amazon.com



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161 comments for "10 YEARS AGO TODAY |2/4/03| 50 Cent released his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’"

 02-04-2013, 11:47 AM         #2
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One of the best albums of all time!!! fu*kin snitch!!! lol
 5 years ago '05        #3
cowlersleycowle 
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wasnt his first
 5 years ago '04        #4
Mr_GooD_NeWs 26 heat pts26
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Special Edition w/the BONUS DVD >>>>>

 5 years ago '13        #5
HipHopFactz 436 heat pts436
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classic album

some of the greatest production and hooks
 5 years ago '10        #6
TheMindOf 21 heat pts21
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Still remember that sh*t like it was yesterday.

No rapper will ever have a buzz that big again. 50 came into the game and just shook everything up.

Never seen anything like it before that, haven't seen anything like it since.


I remember being a Freshmen in high school when that joint dropped. That was before the majority of n*ggas knew how to get music free, or early.

n*ggas was cutting class to cop that joint, to make sure they was up on it.

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TheMindOf 21 heat pts21
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Every n*gga on planet earth copped this XXL when it dropped.
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 5 years ago '10        #8
A.Dot789 1053 heat pts1053
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its officially in 2 days idiot.
 5 years ago '06        #9
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 TheMindOf said:
Still remember that sh*t like it was yesterday.

No rapper will ever have a buzz that big again. 50 came into the game and just shook everything up.

Never seen anything like it before that, haven't seen anything like it since.


I remember being a Freshmen in high school when that joint dropped. That was before the majority of n*ggas knew how to get music free, or early.

n*ggas was cutting class to cop that joint, to make sure they was up on it.

same sh*t, first album i "bootlegged" and sold at school
 5 years ago '06        #10
SM 38153 heat pts38153 OP
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 Athavan 789 said:
its officially in 2 days idiot.
awww you sad?? or mad??

 02-04-2013, 12:01 PM         #11
Mwana Ya Lola 
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One hot album in ten years n*gga? I can divide...

 5 years ago '09        #12
Chalky 303 heat pts303
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Damn this came out 10 years ago . . . damn
 5 years ago '12        #13
CosbySweater 297 heat pts297
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The most hyped album of all time. And it delivered
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 5 years ago '10        #14
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 SM said:
awww you sad?? or mad??

ok but the official anniversary is on the 6th, doesnt matter anyway. Classic album, still bump it.
 5 years ago '07        #15
Playa 70 heat pts70
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240ka 49 heat pts49
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was my sh*t. too bad hes a f*ggot now
 5 years ago '12        #17
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One of the most hyped and best produced albums of all-time imo. I was in 4th grade when this dropped and still remember it like it was yesterday lol. I remember my cousins coming to visit during the Spring, and my female cousin had the CD. That was my first time hearing the whole thing. I played it like 10 times that day.
 5 years ago '12        #18
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I remember going to get this coming home and the DVD wasn't working so i had to go back and change it lol

It came out at just the right time in hip hop. If 50 came out and released it now things would be a lot different.
 02-04-2013, 12:17 PM         #19
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that was probably the biggest hype around an album since Thriller

50 hasnt had such crisp sounding production like this in a long time. first 7 or 8 songs is almost like an audio-movie feeling wise in the way the songs transitions.


that was lightning in a bottle if i ever seen it

Man I got jacked working out to this sh*t during my Junior year in highschool

Biggavel coulda been next had he not got caught up in all that bullsh*t...SMH
dude definitly had the mix tape buzz, the booking team and all that sh*t..im positive he WOULD have been the next big debut


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 5 years ago '12        #20
CaliSteppin 33 heat pts33
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One of the best produced albums of all time. No rapper has ever had 50's buzz that he had at that time. I remember Drake said something around the lines that his buzz was bigger than 50's when Thank Me Later was about to drop
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