Music From and Inspired by Get Rich or Die Trying

Common Sense Media says

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

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NOT FOR KIDS

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Sexist, misogynist, racist language used.

Violence

Loads of violent images.

Sex

Explicit sexual references.

Language

A lot of strong language.

Consumerism

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?

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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
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 11 years old January 5, 2009
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Teen, 13 years old Written byLemonySnikfan April 9, 2008
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horrble

this is a horroble cd for children my age to listen to. Im not tring to put 50 cent down but his cd is outragous you could at least have common cortussy! Sorry 50 but when it comes to this cd 0 stars for you!!!!!!!
Adult Written bybupz91 April 9, 2008
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A good soundtrack

As Much as i don't like 50 cent.... I have to say this album is very good and captures the mood of the movie. 50 cent does a very good job of promoting his new signees Mobb Deep and Ma$e with the songs I Don't Know Officer and Have a Party, Hustlers Ambition is a great song also.. Overall a very good cd in its genre

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