Guess Who's Back?

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Guess Who's Back?
50 Cent - Guess Who's Back.jpg
Compilation album by 50 Cent
Released April 26, 2002
Recorded 1998–2002
Genre Gangsta rap, East Coast hip hop
Length 56:11
Label Full Clip
Producer Trackmasters, Kurt Gowdy, DJ Clark Kent, Father Shaheed, Sha Money XL, Red Spyda, Terence Dudley, Fantom of the Beat
50 Cent chronology
Power of the Dollar
(2000)Power of the Dollar2000
Guess Who's Back?
50 Cent Is the Future
(2002)50 Cent Is the Future2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
RapReviews (8/10)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[5]
Village Voice (favorable)[6]

Guess Who's Back? is a compilation album by American rapper 50 Cent, released April 26, 2002 on independent label Full Clip Records in the United States. It is his first official release after his 2000 effort Power of the Dollar went unreleased due to Columbia Records' discovery of a May 2000 shooting where 50 Cent was struck by nine bullets, and was subsequently dropped from the label as a result. The album features production by Trackmasters, DJ Clark Kent, Father Shaheed, Sha Money XL, Red Spyda, and Terence Dudley. Guess Who's Back? received generally positive reviews from music critics and peaked at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.[7]


The album's cover image was later used in the video for 50 Cent's song "Piggy Bank". The album was recorded in Canada after 50 Cent was "blacklisted" in the recording industry and was unable to find a studio to work with in the U.S.[8] As of May 2004, the album has sold over 400,000 copies in the United States.[9]

After releasing the album, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem, who listened to a copy of the album through 50 Cent's attorney, who was working with Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, and he was signed to Interscope Records.[10]

The tracks "Life's on the Line", "Corner Bodega", "Ghetto Qua ran" and "As The World Turns" were originally to be released on 50 Cent's shelved album, Power of the Dollar. "Killa Tape" and "That's What's Up" would later go on to appear on the mixtape, 50 Cent Is the Future. "U Not Like Me" and "Life's on the Line" would later appear on 50 Cent's debut studio album, Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Killa Tape (Intro)" Trackmasters 2:58
2. "Rotten Apple" Haas G 3:08
3. "Drop (Skit)" 50 Cent 0:16
4. "That's What's Up"" (G-Unit) True Master 4:09
5. "U Not Like Me" Red Spyda 4:10
6. "50 Bars" Sha Money XL 3:33
7. "Life's on the Line" Terence Dudley 3:38
8. "Get Out the Club" Father Shaheed 4:22
9. "Be a Gentleman" Nottz 2:40
10. "Fuck You" DJ Clark Kent 3:55
11. "Too Hot" (featuring Nas and Nature) Chop Diesel 3:45
12. "Who U Rep With" (featuring Nas and Bravehearts) Trackmasters 4:21
13. "Corner Bodega" L.E.S. 1:34
14. "Ghetto Qua ran" Trackmasters 4:29
15. "As the World Turns" (featuring Bun B) Red Spyda 4:15
16. "Whoo Kid Freestyle" DJ Whoo Kid 1:15
17. "Stretch Armstrong Freestyle" Carlos "Six July" Broady & Nashiem Myrick (samples "Reverse" by Puff Daddy featuring Shyne, G-Dep, Cee Lo, Busta Rhymes, Sauce Money and Redman) 1:19
18. "Doo Wop Freestyle" Erick Sermon (samples "Symphony" by EPMD featuring M.O.P.) 2:25


Chart (2002) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 82
US Billboard 200 28
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 13


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Review: Guess Who's Back?. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2009-12-28.
  2. ^ Weiner, Jonah. Review: Guess Who's Back?. Blender. Retrieved on 2009-12-28. Archived December 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Guess Who's Back?". The Village Voice: March 9, 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-12-28.
  4. ^ Juon, Steve. Review: Guess Who's Back?. RapReviews. Retrieved on 2009-12-28.
  5. ^ Hoard, Christian (ed.) "The Rolling Stone Album Guide". Rolling Stone: p.297. November 2, 2004.
  6. ^ Ex, Kris. Review: Guess Who's Back?. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-12-28.
  7. ^ Billboard Albums: Guess Who's Back?. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-12-28.
  8. ^ Surveilling 50 Cent Archived 2007-05-09 at the Wayback Machine.. The Smoking Gun. Accessed 29 July 2007
  9. ^ Chery, Carl (May 18, 2004). "50 Cent's a Fake, Says Ex-G-Unit Member, Bang Em Smurf". SOHH. 4Control Media. Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  10. ^ Ninja (December 2007) 50 Cent Interview. Dubcnn. Accessed 22 May 2007.
  11. ^ "50 Cent | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved May 18, 2015.

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