Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (Explicit)
by 50 Cent
Released: Feb 2003
50 Cent's debut smash lives up to the hype and then some. Powered by impossibly great singles "In Da Club" and "P.I.M.P.," Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is the next step for crossover rap -- hard in the right spots, smooth where it counts and, with Dr. Dre producing four of the cuts, sufficiently connected to the old school to absolve you for knowing every song by heart.