Today In Hip-Hop: 50 Cent Releases ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’

On this day, February 6, in hip-hop history...   It’s been 11 years since 50 Cent first bumrushed the game with his mind-numbing debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Surpassing gold status in less than a week (selling more than 800,000 copies), with seven entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and four Grammy nominations (among a long-list of others), Fif’s 2003 opus successfully cemented the former crack slinger as a rap phenomenon. Opening with his signature 50 cents coin drops, and closing with the reflective “Gotta Make It to Heaven,” GRODT allowed us a look inside the paranoid mind of Curtis “50 ...

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