Get Rich or Die Tryin' (soundtrack)

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Not to be confused with Get Rich or Die Tryin' (album).
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 8, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre
Length 65:05
Label
Producer
Singles from Get Rich or Die Tryin' (soundtrack)
  1. "Hustler's Ambition"
    Released: August 9, 2005
  2. "Window Shopper"
    Released: November 6, 2005
  3. "Best Friend"
    Released: January 19, 2006
  4. "Have a Party"
    Released: March 2, 2006
  5. "I'll Whip Ya Head Boy"
    Released: May 24, 2006

Get Rich or Die Tryin': Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the soundtrack to the 2005 film of the same name, released on November 8, 2005 on G-Unit and Interscope Records. It features artists on the G-Unit label such as 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Olivia, and Mobb Deep. The album sold 317,000 copies in the first week, debuting behind country singer Kenny Chesney's The Road and the Radio. In December 2005, the RIAA certified the album platinum.[1] To date, the album has sold over three million copies worldwide.

Singles[edit]

  • "Hustler's Ambition" was released as the album's lead single on August 9, 2005. The single is Jackson's personal favourite. The single peaked at #65 on Billboard Hot 100. The song is about Jacksons' rough time growing up and how he had to hustle to keep up with life.
  • "Window Shopper" was released as the album's second single on November 6, 2005. The single peaked at #20 on the Hot 100. The single's version has a slightly different chorus, in which Jackson claims that Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Nas and Fat Joe are window shoppers, as he was feuding with these rappers at the time. The song, in general, serves as the film's theme song.
  • "Best Friend" was released as the album's third single on January 19, 2006. The single version features Olivia. The single peaked #35 on the Hot 100. The song is used throughout the film as a way for Marcus, Jackson's character, to lyrically flirt with Charlene, his love interest.
  • "Have a Party" was released as the album's fourth single on March 2, 2006. The song features Mobb Deep. The single peaked at #105 on the Hot 100, and was the worst performing single from the album. It also the least heard song from the album, only appearing in a very short segment when Marcus was in prison.
  • "I'll Whip Your Head Boy" was released as the fifth and final single from the album on May 24, 2006. The song features Young Buck, and the single version also includes M.O.P.. The single peaked at #74 on the Hot 100, becoming the second worst performing single from the album. A number of remixes were also released.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly [3]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[4]
PopMatters (6/10)[5]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Hustler's Ambition"   B-Money "B$" 3:57
2. "What If"   Nick Speed 3:05
3. "Things Change" (Spider Loc featuring 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks) Sha Money XL, Black Jeruz 3:59
4. "You Already Know" (featuring Lloyd Banks and Young Buck) The Outfit 4:15
5. "When Death Becomes You" (featuring M.O.P.) Kickdrums Productions, Recognize Reel 3:05
6. "Have a Party" (featuring Mobb Deep and Nate Dogg) Fredwreck 3:55
7. "We Both Think Alike" (featuring Olivia) DJ Khalil 3:05
8. "Don't Need No Help" (performed by Young Buck) Hi-Tek, J.R. Rotem 2:50
9. "Get Low" (performed by Lloyd Banks) All-Star 3:56
10. "Fake Love" (performed by Tony Yayo) K.O. 3:20
11. "Window Shopper"   C. Styles, Sire 3:10
12. "Born Alone, Die Alone" (performed by Lloyd Banks) Havoc 3:00
13. "You a Shooter" (featuring Mobb Deep) Sha Money XL 3:05
14. "I Don't Know Officer" (featuring Prodigy, Spider Loc, Lloyd Banks and Ma$e) Jake One, Malay 4:32
15. "Talk About Me"   Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo, Che Vicious 3:41
16. "When It Rains It Pours"   Dr. Dre, Che Vicious, Mike Elizondo 4:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Searchable Database - "Get Rich or Die Tryin". Recording Industry Association of America. Accessed May 21, 2008.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David (November 8, 2005). 50 Cent: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Allmusic. Accessed May 21, 2008.
  3. ^ Dombal, Ryan (November 4, 2005). Get Rich or Die Tryin' Soundtrack (2005). Entertainment Weekly. Accessed May 21, 2008.
  4. ^ Tardio, Andres (November 9, 2005). Soundtrack - Get Rich Or Die Tryin. HipHopDX. Accessed May 21, 2008.
  5. ^ Schiller, Mike (November 11, 2005). Soundtrack: Get Rich or Die Tryin'. PopMatters. Accessed May 21, 2008.
  6. ^ Juon, Steve (November 8, 2005). Get Rich Or Die Tryin'- The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Review. RapReviews. Accessed March 7, 2010.
  7. ^ Sheffield, Rob (November 17, 2005). Get Rich Or Die Tryin'- The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Rolling Stone. Accessed May 21, 2008.