Porter , Rockwilder , Dirty Swift , and Megahertz. Prior to the album, 50 Cent released several mixtapes alongside the Trackmasters on an unreleased album widely believed to be his debut in However, after suffering legal troubles and being blackballed from the music industry, 50 Cent found difficulty in securing another major-label recording contract, until he signed with Eminem's Shady Records in Released a week in advance to combat bootlegging and internet leakage , Get Rich or Die Tryin' debuted at number one on the Billboard , selling over , copies in its first week of sales.
The album's singles also saw commercial success, with both " In da Club " and " 21 Questions " reaching number one on the Billboard Hot , while " P. The album was ranked number one on the Billboard Year-End and received generally positive reviews from music critics.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' was ranked by several publications as one of the best albums of the s. Prior to the release of his mix-tape, 50 Cent was shot nine times in Queens, New York on May 24, He managed to survive, but was dropped from his label, Columbia Records , and remained unsigned and in need of producing new music.
Dre and released his next mixtape, No Mercy, No Fear. Both Eminem and Dr. Dre had started working-productions on his debut album with additional help from producers Mike Elizondo , Sha Money XL among others. The first single " In da Club " was the first of seven tracks he recorded in five days with Dr. The next single " 21 Questions " was not in line to be on the album to Dr.
Dre, he stated that he did not want the song on the album. According to 50 Cent, "Dre was, like, 'How you goin' to be gangsta this and that and then put this sappy love song on? I've always had to be two people since I was a kid, to get by.
To me that's not diversity, it's necessity. It was originally intended to be used on Rakim 's debut Aftermath album, Oh My God, but due to creative differences was not released. A music video for "Many Men Wish Death " was made. The album's lead single, " In da Club ", was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA , becoming 50 Cent's first song to top the Billboard Hot for nine weeks and remained on the charts for twenty-two weeks.
This is considered to be one of the best rap songs of all time, introducing a new sound and rhythm to rap. Its second single, " 21 Questions ", became 50 Cent's second chart topper on the Billboard Hot , where it remained for four non-consecutive weeks. Outside the States, "21 Questions" reached number six in the United Kingdom. It was certified gold by the RIAA. The third single " P. It was the third single that peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot and number one on "Hot Rap Tracks", becoming the third single from the album to peak in the top then on the "Hot " chart.
It also reached number one in Canada. Get Rich or Die Tryin ' received favorable reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic , it holds an aggregate score of 73 out of , based on 19 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". In his review for USA Today , Steve Jones believed that the album is worthy of the hype 50 Cent had attracted because of how he "delivers, in vivid detail, stories of the violent life he led as a crack dealer and speaks with the swagger of one who has been shot nine times and lived to tell about it.
Robert Christgau was less enthusiastic in his consumer guide for The Village Voice and gave it a two-star honorable mention,  indicating a "likable effort consumers attuned to its overriding aesthetic or individual vision may well enjoy.
In the video game Paradigm , one of the records found inside Paradigm's home is Get Rich or Die of Natural Causes , a reference to the album. Get Rich or Die Tryin ' debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, selling , copies in its first week. Credits are adapted from AllMusic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Get Rich or Die Tryin' disambiguation.
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