50 Breaks Down Get Rich Or Die Tryin’

Damn, time flies. Come tomorrow, 50 Cent’s debut Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ will turn 10. Fif sat with MTV and dissected a few tracks off the LP.

“Many Men (Death Wish)”
50 Cent had been rapping for years before he was shot in May 2000, and he was a pretty good rapper, too, but those nine shots changed everything. On the Digga-produced “Many Men,” the superstar MC laid it all on the line, talking about the price that was put on his head and name-dropping the alleged gunman who was killed three weeks later. ” ‘Many Men’ is the war chant,” 50 said.

“Back Down”
50 is always quick to remind fans that he has less compassion than the average human being, and on “Back Down” he gave us an early glimpse of his cold ways. Fif’s beef with Ja Rule and Irv Gotti’s Muder Inc. camp was well-documented and, on a few occasions, spilled over into the street. There are a number of allegations on each side, but one thing is for certain: After Fif dropped this dis track, Rule’s career suffered permanent setbacks. “That was the nail in the coffin,” 50 snickered.

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  • epinz

    So is 50 describing in haiku?

  • mac DIESEL

    QUEENS WINS!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Ten Macaroni Necklaces

    GRODT… a classic. every song used to go

  • oby

    damn, 10 years already?!?! GRODT might be hip hop’s last classic album

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    BOSS !!!! A real BOSS !!!!!

  • mac DIESEL

    GRODT might be hip hop’s last classic album

    ^

    …..IT IS!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • County Of Kings

    many men = thats sorta when the term dry snitching was invented, and every rapper in the game used to call me a snitch and said i run wit the nypd. sorta like 10yrs later everybody calls rick ross a c.o.

    its funny how time changes things tho aint it

  • areal1

    @macdiesel It was a classicI remember when that hit the streets it was crazy. The last true classic was TM101

  • http://www.twitter.com/billykincaid.com Billy Kincaid

    XXL needs to do a track-by-track for this album.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ areal1

    TM 101 COMES CLOSE BUT AS FAR AS IMPACT, GRODT IS THE LAST CLASSIC!!!! U CAN ARGUE FIF WAS THE LAST BIGGEST ARTIST IN HIP-HOP S AS FAR AS IMPACT!!!! FIF OWNED HIP-HOP WHEN HE WAS AT THE PEAK OF HIS CAREER!!!! AND HIS MIXTAPES WERE CRAZY!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Black Shady

    He needs a GRODT tour!! I know he talked about it before…

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Jeezy had the same formula as FIF. “Trap or Die” was a classic mixtape to warm up for “TM101″ thats a classic. mac DIESEL is right FIF had HIP HOP in a headlock for multiple years. “In Da Club” single sold 4 million copies.

  • kemikaze

    REALIST IN THE GAME, HIS STORY NEVER CHANGED, SOLID BACKGROUND FOR THE MUSIC HE MADE

  • M.T

    Nice! was just bumping tha album the other day.

    GRODT might be hip hop’s last classic album
    ^
    naw, that would be College Dropout

  • $arcastic A$$hole

    GRODT definitely laid the blueprint for successful album sales for all the upcoming rappers. Till this day rappers still stick to same formula that 50 used. Club anthem, street anthem and thuggish love songs for the girls. He may not be as hot as he was in the beginning, but his impact will never be forgotten!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ M.T.

    naw, that would be College Dropout

    ^

    …..U GOT ME THERE!!!! HA!!!! EVEN THOU I DIDN’T LIKE IT AT FIRST, I WOULD CONSIDER COLLEGE DROPOUT A CLASSIC!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • real talk

    Thug Motivation 101 was the last classic hip hop album…. GRODT is in my top 5 of all time though

  • MR.LINO

    Wow….lmmfao….tht album did bump..but all of u are livin in da past…wheres da new sh%t at?…oh its out there but aint nobody lookin out fr 50 nomore…..raise ur hand if u still rock gunit clothes..(slap urself if u do)….who where power by 50 colonge????????.who actually cared to watch all his straight to dvd movies or bought a copy????his whole tryna b hard n shit persona killed his career …he hopped on every up n comrs song n still couldnt get warm ..until now tht he gt tht song wth wiz n jeezy tht fool was rip….but even wth tht he aint poppin…let him try to get a feat frm these niggz tht poppin like drake.french..ymcmb..mmg…..he may get a good music feat. But thts it….all yall dik ridin but gna hate my 2cents…its koo…facts n truth dont lie mofos…..enuf about this …lets go back to bumpin that new drake…..STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM……..

  • areal1

    @zoomzoomdad-otis@macdiesel I feel u but Jeezy created a whole lane and had a street movement unlike any other artist since Pac I mean in NY and NJ all you saw was snowman shirts and as far streets keep it real it was 99% blood up here and Jeezy had niggaz turnin crip and messin wit crips it was BIG in tha streets trust me plus real Trap music like detailed shit he started it but like I said Can’t nothin away from fif

  • Black Chalk

    i remember when this dropped..new albums were so powerful still. now the day an album drops ppl ask when the next project is coming.

    need beats?
    http://www.soundclick.com/blackchalkbeats

    no mainstream bullshit^
    @dndamien

  • Blackjew
  • JAGUAR

    @ areal 1-

    nigga you smoking. the get rich or die trying movemet was 5000 times more street and gangsta than jeezy’s. I men jeezy is o.k. But 50′s come up was grimey as hell. Nigga started the gangsta movement that was too gangsta that the industry started pushing this gay, booty popping shit you see now. just that one song” many men” shits on” college drop out” and tm 101…….Till this day, no matter if you dislike the nigga music now, he’d still looked at as ”THAT NIGGA”. and thats with no music, imagine if he put out bangers. while other artist have to put out so called hot music to be talked about. the truth if after he dropped ”get rich” he could’ve retired if he wanted to. Thats why he still the topic on peoples conversations. jeezy cool, but 50′s come up was too dam ”HARD’ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JAGUAR

    @ mr lino

    lmfao- get the fuck out of here. you be booty popping to drake. ah ha ha ha nuff said. you killed your self…..lol..

  • areal1

    @jaguar ok my nigga ain’t no srguing wit u clearly u some type of 50 stan cause ur argument is not even clsoe to the truth I’m coming from a nuetral perspective and like I said I been in these streets if u think 50′s buzzz was 100 times more street then Jeezy then u gotta be from the suburbs Cause any real street nigga will tell u bout Jeezy movement

  • areal1

    *arguing

  • JAGUAR

    @ areal 1 . lol , Im from the south bronx, soundview and hunts point. suburb my ass. jeezy just a hood nigga. 50 is a tyrant at heart. no comparrison. 50′s impact was too major. tm 101 doesnt come close. 50 had the streets on lock, the corporate offices on lock, the country on lock, the burbs, the planet etc. you never heard of jeezy mania, the way 50 had ”50 mania”. but I understnd jeezy your idol……fuck g-unit..

  • Seiddoof

    Curtis Jackson the biggest actor in the game. He fell off hard

  • HJOOD

    how many times do we need to hear GRODT is a classic? this nigga needs to let it go already, drop your new music already your starving the last bunch of fans you got left. this nigga fell off hardbody.

  • Devante

    Last classic album? Y’all forgot about Late Registration or The College Dropout

  • MoneySeeds

    No, GKMC, no ? Haa!!!

  • Rhyme

    Greatest album of the 2000′s.
    2nd up Jeezy’s “Thug Motivation”.

  • Da Business

    @ areal1

    I feel where u’re comin’ from but 50′s movement was surreal… I mean n!99@$ where rock’n g-unit shoes and wife beaters. Jeezy’s shit was popp’n, no doubt. But 50 in his prime was a MONSTER…

  • Da Business

    There hasn’t been an lp since then that shut the industry down, like “Get Rich” did.

  • Del

    classic fuckin’ album… Many Men, Patiently Waiting and Don’t Push Me are still 3 of my favorite tracks to date

  • http://jdareal.com sway-z

    The Massacre was about 3-4 songs away from being better than GRODT, shit, IMO it’s still real close, niggas sleep on that

  • AliX

    @mr. Leno…your gay

  • OBAKENG

    he needs to be on his ghetto quran flow, his ima hustle flow

    or just drop power of a dollar 2

  • Willie Hozay

    50 achieved in one year what most rappers will never achieve in their life and after you do that there is nothing left to do but slowly fall down

  • 9th Wonder

    50s energy, movement and timing was unmatched not even by BIG, maybe Tupacs realease from jail and signing to death row was a comparable momment or wutangs debut, or it was written, but thats about it not even Ems debut was so heavily demanded in the streets!!!!

  • Albatros

    50 Cent WILL FUCK UP RICK ROSS’ LIFE FOR FUN… We don’t believe, you need more people.

    If anything, RICK ROSS ruined 50 Cent’s career.

  • http://twitter.com/pogavelli Velli

    T.I. started Trap Muzik honstly but Jeezy elevated it. But as far as Classics, 50 shit was fasho the last! Like seriously Jeezy dont even have cosigns for his so called street past, everybody know 50 use to get busy even his enemies gave him props on it. Jeezy cant even get Gucci off his ass lmao TM101 was a classic but compared to GRODT, its just no comparisons at all, last classic album of the 2000′s.

  • http://twitter.com/pogavelli Velli

    Shit I respect Boosie and Gucci more than Jeezy! He shouldnt even be mentioned in the same breath as 50 after what he did to Meech and in Detroit we dont respect fake shit at all real shit