Artist Spotlight: 50 Cent
With the arrival of 50 Cent's Animal Ambition, it's time to revisit the catalog of one of hip-hop's most combative and outspoken superstars. The first thing that stands out in this playlist is the sheer number of hits -- not just mixtape bangers, but No. 1 smashes. In the five-year period between the release of his nine-times platinum Get Rich or Die Tryin' and 2007's Curtis, the Queens street rapper was as hot as any artist in the history of the genre. From "In Da Club" and "Ayo Technology" to virtually turning Lil Kim's "Magic Stick" and the Game's "How We Do" into radio anthems, 50 defined an era.