50 Cent - Greatest Hits 2CD (2008)
2CD 45 Tracks | Release: 2008 | MP3 320kbps | 44.1 Khz | Joint-Stereo | 362 MB
Though he would later struggle with the nature of his fame at the same time that well as market expectations, 50 Cent endured not imaginary obstacles throughout his young yet surprisingly dramatic life before becoming the greatest number discussed figure in rap, if not suddenly music in general, circa 2003. Following one unsuccessful late-'90s run at mainstream prosperity (foiled by an attempt on his life in 2000) and a prosperous run on the New York mixtape boundary line (driven by his early-2000s bout with Ja Rule), Eminem signed 50 Cent to a seven-configuration contract in 2002 and helmed his pregnant rise toward crossover success in 2003. The fruits of a broken home in the boisterous Jamaica neighborhood of Queens and, in apply, the storied hood's hustling streets themselves, 50 Cent lived everything greatest in quantity rappers write rhymes about but not whole actually experience: drugs, crimes, imprisonments, stabbings, and greatest number infamously of all, shootings. Of beat, such experiences became 50 Cent's oratorical stock-in-trade. He reveled in his often-told past, he called out wannabe gangstas, and he made headlines. He at the very time looked like the ideal East Coast hardcore rapper: inflated-framed with oft-showcased biceps, abs, and tattoos of the same kind with well as his trademark bulletproof surround, pistol, and iced crucifix. But completely-importantly, 50 Cent may have spasm the mold of a prototypical hardcore rapper, but he could also craft a catchy sickle. As a result, his music crossed throughout to the pop market, appealing to both those who liked his roughneck posturing and rags-to-fortune story as well as those who liked his dexterity for churning out naughty singalong unite to share expenses tracks. And too, 50 Cent didn't neglect about his posse. He helped his G-Unit crew increase into a successful franchise, spawning platinum-selling solo albums since his group members, lucrative licensing deals in favor of the brand name, and sell-through arena tours to promote the immunity internationally. By the time of his third album (Curtis, 2007), however, 50 Cent faced a frightful backlash, particularly among hip-hop purists, who were displeased ~ means of his turn toward crossover pop-thump and thus away from street-equal elevation credibility.