Music From and Inspired by Get Rich or Die Trying

Common Sense Media says

Sexist, nasty, tedious; ill-suited for anyone.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Sexist, misogynist, racist language used.


Loads of violent images.


Explicit sexual references.


A lot of strong language.


Movie tie-in, some brand names.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Several very obvious drug references

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 50 Cent is up to his tedious old tricks. The explicit version of this movie soundtrack album is filled with sexist, violent, and racist sentiment -- and the edited version sounds just plain ridiculous since there is nothing left after the edits.

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What's the story?

50 Cent has taken his sexist, misogynist, violent posturing onto the silver screen with his first movie, and the inevitable ferociously marketed soundtrack, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'. He breaks no new ground on this CD. The sad thing is, 50 Cent is talented, with an ear for instrumentation and for vivid, visceral storytelling. There are some wonderful rhythm tracks and clever rhymes. But he's so stuck on \"f--k\" and the \"N\"-word, not to mention a brand of misogyny that verges on the pathological, that it's hard to wade through to find the elusive \"redeeming social importance\" of his droning, monotonous profanity.

Is it any good?


It turns out that this CD is exactly as boring and uninspired as its long title. The background tracks are as tedious, and the vocals as monotone, as ever. If only 50 Cent would change pitch once in a while...or say something nice about a woman... Kids might love this stuff now, and even enjoy getting a rise out of their parents by downloading and playing it. But they'll get bored soon enough. Because this music may try to be shocking, sexist, and nasty, but mostly it's just plain tedious.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why this kind of monotonous posturing is still so popular. Why can't rappers be successful without promoting violence and using racist and sexist language?

Music details

Artist:50 Cent
Release date:November 8, 2005
Label:Interscope Records
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 11 years old January 5, 2009
Teen, 13 years old Written by50 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age


Ok now i am a girl and i am madly in love with 50 cents music. Ok so you parents don't agree with his music, or how he swears in the music, but this is 50 cents's style. He is very talented, he could write a beautiful poem for anyone in like 2 seconds. This is his style and we kids get the message. The message he may send to us kids isn't violent at all. He is teaching us to not back down, to stand up for ourselves, now he may say that he causes violents in his lyrics, but thats not your problem its his. I got the message that i shouldn't be afriad to do something or to stick up to the idiots in my class. The movie just explains his life. I mean he is a idol to boys and he's showing his fans what he's made of. So stop your gd complaining and try not to protest. Because no one cares, Im pretty sure that if you people took the time to listen to his music then you will see what he is really talkin about. I mean you hear one bad word in his songs and say no, but let me ask you this how many times do you people swear in front of your kids? Huh? How many times have you bullied someone like he has huh? STOP IT! Stop your complaning and open your eyes.
Teen, 15 years old Written bybigdog921 April 9, 2008
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