Get Rich or Die Tryin'

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Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Studio album by 50 Cent
Released February 4, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre
Length 69:32
Label
Producer
50 Cent chronology
Guess Who's Back?
(2002)
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
(2003)
The Massacre
(2005)
Singles from Get Rich or Die Tryin'
  1. "In da Club"
    Released: January 7, 2003
  2. "21 Questions"
    Released: April 7, 2003
  3. "P.I.M.P."
    Released: August 12, 2003
  4. "If I Can't"
    Released: September 16, 2003

Get Rich or Die Tryin' is the debut studio album of American rapper 50 Cent. It was released on February 4, 2003, by Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records.

Critical reception[change | change source]

 Professional ratings
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 7/10[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]
XXL 5/5 stars (XXL)[10]

Get Rich or Die Tryin' gained positive reviews. At Metacritic, it holds an aggregate score of 73 out of 100, based on 19 reviews, which were "generally favorable reviews".[11]


Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"       0:06
2. "What Up Gangsta"   Curtis Jackson, Rob Tewlow Rob "Reef" Tewlow 2:59
3. "Patiently Waiting" (featuring Eminem) Jackson, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Mike Elizondo Eminem 4:48
4. "Many Men (Wish Death)"   Jackson, Darrell Branch, Resto Darrell "Digga" Branch, Eminem (add.), Luis Resto (add.) 4:16
5. "In da Club"   Jackson, Andre Young, Elizondo Dr. Dre, Elizondo (co.) 3:13
6. "High All the Time"   Jackson, Mathers, Michael Clervoix, Conrad Almonacy, Resto DJ Rad, Eminem (co.), Sha Money XL (co.) 4:29
7. "Heat"   Jackson, Young, Tommy Coster, Elizondo Dr. Dre 4:14
8. "If I Can't"   Jackson, Young, Elizondo Dr. Dre, Elizondo (co.) 3:16
9. "Blood Hound" (featuring Young Buck) Jackson, Sean Henderson, David Brown Sean Blaze 4:00
10. "Back Down"   Jackson, Young, Ron Feemster, Elizondo Dr. Dre 4:03
11. "P.I.M.P."   Jackson, Brandon "Dirtybird" Parrott Brandon Parrott 4:09
12. "Like My Style" (featuring Tony Yayo) Jackson, Marvin Bernard, Dana Stinson Rockwilder 3:13
13. "Poor Lil Rich"   Jackson, Clervoix Sha Money XL, Eminem (add.) 3:19
14. "21 Questions" (featuring Nate Dogg) Jackson, Kevin Risto Dirty Swif 3:44
15. "Don't Push Me" (featuring Lloyd Banks and Eminem) Jackson, Mathers, Christopher Lloyd, Resto Eminem 4:08
16. "Gotta Make It to Heaven"   Jackson, Dorsey Wesley Megahertz 4:01
17. "Wanksta" (bonus track) Jackson, John Freeman, Clervoix John "J-Praize" Freeman 3:39
18. "U Not like Me" (bonus track) Jackson, Andy Thelusma Red Spyda 4:15
19. "Life's on the Line" (bonus track) Jackson, Dudley Terence Dudley 3:38
Sample credits
  • "Many Men (Wish Death)" contains a sample of "Out of the Picture" by Tavares
  • "21 Questions" contains a sample of "It's Only Love Doing Its Thing" by Barry White
  • "Patiently Waiting" contains a sample of "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg feat. Daz Dillinger
  • "If I Can't" contains a sample of "Peter Piper" by Run-DMC
  • "Poor Lil Rich" contains a sample of "Your Life's on the Line" by 50 Cent

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for Get Rich or Die Tryin' adapted from Allmusic.[12]

  • 50 Cent – executive producer
  • Justin Bendo – engineer
  • Sean Blaze – producer, engineer
  • Darrell Branch – producer
  • Tommy Coster – keyboards
  • Terence Dudley – producer
  • Mike Elizondo – bass, guitar, keyboards, producer
  • Eminem – producer, executive producer, mixing
  • John "J. Praize" Freeman – producer
  • Marcus Heisser – A&R
  • Steven King – producer, mixing
  • Tracy McNew – A&R
  • Megahertz – producer
  • Red Spyda – producer
  • Luis Resto – keyboards
  • Ruben Rivera – keyboards, assistant engineer
  • Rockwilder – producer
  • Tom Rounds – engineer
  • Sha Money XL – producer, engineer, executive producer
  • Tracie Spencer – vocals
  • Rob Tewlow – producer
  • Patrick Viala – engineer
  • Sacha Waldman – photography
  • Ted Wohlsen – engineer
  • Carlisle Young – engineer, digital editing

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2003)[13] Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[13] 4
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 16
Belgian Flanders Albums Chart[13] 3
Belgian Wallonia Albums Chart[13] 14
Canadian Albums Chart[14] 1
Danish Albums Chart[13] 6
Dutch Albums Chart[13] 5
Finnish Albums Chart[13] 11
French Albums Chart[13] 12
Greek Foreign Albums Chart[15] 3
Hungarian Albums Chart[16] 17
Italian Albums Chart[13] 13
New Zealand Albums Chart[13] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[13] 5
Swedish Albums Chart[13] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[13] 8
UK Albums Chart 2
US Billboard 200[14] 1
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[14] 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Country Certification
Australia 2× Platinum[17]
Belgium Platinum[18]
Canada 6× Platinum[19]
Denmark Gold[20]
Europe Platinum[21]
France Gold[22]
Germany Gold[23]
Greece Gold[15]
Ireland Platinum[24]
Japan Gold[25]
New Zealand 2× Platinum[26]
Norway Gold[27]
Russia 5× Platinum[28]
Sweden Gold[29]
Switzerland Platinum[30]
United Kingdom 3× Platinum[31]
United States 8× Platinum[32]


References[change | change source]

Footnotes
  1. Birchmeier n.d..
  2. Mao, Chairman. Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Blender. Retrieved on October 9, 2015.[dead link]
  3. Browne, David (February 21, 2003). Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on October 9, 2015.
  4. Petridis, Alexis (February 20, 2003). Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. The Guardian. Retrieved on October 9, 2015.
  5. Baker, Soren (February 9, 2003). Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on October 9, 2015.[dead link]
  6. Chennault, Sam (March 4, 2003). Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Pitchfork Media.Retrieved on October 9, 2015.
  7. Hoard, Christian (February 11, 2003). Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on October 9, 2015.
  8. Berliner, Brett. Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Stylus Magazine. Retrieved on December 27, 2009.
  9. Jones, Steve. "Review: Get Rich or Die Tryin'". USA Today: D.05. February 11, 2003.
  10. Staff. "Retrospective: XXL Albums". XXL. December 2007.
  11. "Get Rich Or Die Tryin' reviews at". Metacritic.com. February 4, 2003. http://www.metacritic.com/music/get-rich-or-die-tryin. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  12. Credits: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Allmusic. Retrieved on February 28, 2010.
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 Steffen Hung. "50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'". swisscharts.com. http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=50+Cent&titel=Get+Rich+Or+Die+Tryin%27&cat=a. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 http://www.billboard.com/artist/340706/50+cent/chart
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Greek Foreign Albums Chart". IFPI Greece. August 6, 2003. Archived from the original on February 18, 2004. https://web.archive.org/web/20040218152127/http://www.ifpi.gr/chart01.htm. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  16. "Archívum - Slágerlisták - MAHASZ - Magyar Hangfelvétel-kiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. http://www.mahasz.hu/?menu=slagerlistak&menu2=archivum&lista=top40&ev=2003&het=39&submit_=Keres%E9s. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
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  18. "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/certifications.asp?year=2007. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  19. "Canadian certifications – 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin". Music Canada. http://www.musiccanada.com/GPSearchResult.aspx?st=Get%20Rich%20or%20Die%20Tryin&ica=False&sa=50%20cent&sl=&smt=0&sat=-1&ssb=Artist. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
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  21. "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards - 2003". Ifpi.org. September 1, 2005. http://www.ifpi.org/content/section_news/plat2003.html. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  22. "Disque en France". Disque en France. http://www.disqueenfrance.com/fr/pag-259165-CERTIFICATIONS.html?year=2003&type=8. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  23. "Bundesverband Musikindustrie: Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Musikindustrie.de. http://www.musikindustrie.de/no_cache/gold_platin_datenbank/#topSearch. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  24. Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Ltd. "The Irish Charts". IRMA. http://irishcharts.ie/awards/platinum.htm. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  25. "一般社団法人 日本レコード協会|各種統計". Riaj.or.jp. http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/200307.html. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  26. "New Zealand Music Chart". RIANZ. http://rianz.org.nz/rianz/oldchart.asp?chartNum=1362&chartKind=A. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  27. "IFPI Norsk platebransje". IFPI. http://www.ifpi.no/sok/index_trofe.htm. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  28. "NFPF International 2003 certifications". NFPF. January 24, 2009. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090124001144/http://2m-online.ru/gold_n_platinum/detail.php?COUNTRY=5069. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  29. "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2003". IFPI Sweden. http://www.ifpi.se/wp/wp-content/uploads/ar-20033.pdf. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  30. Steffen Hung. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Swisscharts.com. http://swisscharts.com/awards.asp?year=2004. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  31. "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  32. "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. https://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=50_Cent&format=&go=Search&perPage=50. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
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