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Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Tough, raw, and X-rated street rap.

What parents need to know

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD should be reserved for mature teens, and may offend all but the most rap-hardened parents.

What's the story?

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' begins with the sound of a 50-cent piece spinning on a table. That's the last sound some parents will feel comfortable with in this raw and energetic album produced by rap icons Dr. Dre and Eminem. \"Don't Push Me\" sizzles: \"Pistol in hand homie, I'm down to get it popping/ Once I squeeze the first shot/ No I ain't stopping till my clip is empty.\" Teens seem to like the way 50 Cent scornfully observes the world of the street. Drug users, prostitutes, label-obsessed consumers, and religious converts -- everyone gets skewered. In \"Heat,\" the rat-a-tat of automatic weapons and the squealing tires of a car chase are set to hymn-like chords, a \"dis\" to gangstas who find themselves seeking God only after bullets penetrate their vital organs.

Is it any good?


50 Cent creates a one-stop shop of crude references to genitalia, drugs, violence, obscenity of the 4- 10-, and 12-letter variety, and, in the CD's explicit version, the N and F words. The album lives up to its prerelease buzz, thanks to 50 Cent's clever lyrics and the swagger born of surviving the hood, multiple stabbings, nine bullets, and time in the joint -- or, as he drawls in "In Da Club," "Been hit wit' a few shells but I don't walk wit' a limp."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about 50 Cent's tough tongue. Although his music is available in edited form (with bleeps reminiscent of the Osbournes), don't kid yourself. Teens mostly get what he's talking about, so find a way to discuss it with them so you at least get your 2 cents' worth.

Music details

Artist:50 Cent
Release date:February 6, 2003
Label:Interscope Records
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Adult Written byNico9000 March 29, 2009

Amazing but explicit

A ton of language, sex, drugs and violence.
Adult Written bygunitsoldier101 April 9, 2008
Educator Written byMychemicalstinkpants February 14, 2011

awsome X rated street rap is not for kids

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking