50 Cent
Animal Ambition


3.5
great

Review

by Ayashi USER (6 Reviews)
June 8th, 2014 | 24 replies


Release Date: 06/03/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Grand-daddy 50 invites you to join the winners' circle.

One of the great pleasures in life is completely changing your opinion on something. It took me about thirteen years to get into Eminem, and another to get into 50 Cent.

Throughout much of their careers, Em and 50 Cent have been brothers in arms. Just a little over a decade ago, it looked like the dream team could do no wrong. Eminem had solidified himself as the biggest rapper in history with his third straight classic, the Eminem Show. 50 Cent had also come out with his magnum opus, a.k.a Get Rich or Die Trying, featuring a bunch of ill verses by Eminem, as well as stellar beats by Dr. Dre. Things quickly changed, however, as Marshall's drug addiction inspired him to come out with what is arguably the worst album of his career to date, with 50 quickly following in his footsteps, releasing an atrocious joke of an album just a year later. In 2005, it was easy to laugh at both.

It was downhill from there for the both of them, and while Eminem would finally rebound with 2010's Recovery, 50 Cent had a much tougher time remaining relevant. He made more money out of his genius Vitamin Water deal than he ever did rapping, and money - and hoes, of course - appeared to be the only things he found any pleasure in rapping about (See 'I Get Money, 'Straight to the Bank'). 50 Cent has always been making fun of his peers for not being as filthy rich and famous as he is. For these reasons, it was extremely weird to see 50 Cent finally leaving Shady Records to release 'Animal Ambition' independently.

50 Cent clearly hasn't grown up one bit, and while he continues to spit rhymes about money, hoes, bitch niggas and the hood, 'Animal Ambition' feels sufficiently different from all his previous albums. He's getting old, and he still won't rap about anything other than his, well, unrivaled animal ambition. 'Pilot' and 'Don't Worry 'Bout It' are funky, laid-back tracks that takes you back to the past, while 'Winner's Circle' feels like a glorious homage to his ridiculously successful life. It may also be his best song in about 9 years. He hasn't had anything to prove to anyone in over a decade, and he knows that. 'Animal Ambition' may in fact be his least calculated album yet. It's not going to top any charts, and considering he's sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars as it is, it clearly wasn't the intention, either. 'Irregular Heartbeat' features a very delicate beat on top of 50's ominous vocals, and it's a song I feel he would have never made in the past.

He's making music because he wants to, and he doesn't know how to do it any other way. With 50, what you see is what you'll get, showcased by the following quote of the first song on the album. 'Animal Ambition' won't make anyone change their opinion of his music, but it's definitely a treat for fans.


I woke up this morning, this is insane
Rich as a mother***er, and ain't much changed
Open my eyes, no suprise, I'm with a different bitch
Different day, different ass, different tits




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deathschool
June 8th 2014


8459 Comments


Okay. I POSd. Good review despite the shoe horning of terms like "gangsta ass beats" and "sippin on that hatorade". It's a well written review in spite of that. I doubt I'll ever get into 50Cent though.

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IronGiant
June 8th 2014


825 Comments


those exact phrases make this review sound extremely gimmicky and biased tbh

deathschool
June 8th 2014


8459 Comments


If he got rid of them, the review would be fine though.

Verm
June 8th 2014


1002 Comments


Lol 50 cent

deathschool
June 8th 2014


8459 Comments


Verm doesn't like a popular hip hop artist?

I mean.... Damn.

Ayashi
June 8th 2014


267 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Alright, point taken gentlemen, I took out both parts. I thought they would add some humor to a rap review, but I suppose they were a little naive. Always tougher to write with English as your second language!

deathschool
June 8th 2014


8459 Comments


Hey. It's no problem, man! Like I said, this is a well written review. You tried something and it didn't work. You tried though.

Verm
June 8th 2014


1002 Comments


Tbh I jammed get rich or die tryin when I was 12, one of the multiple mistakes of my childhood. This guy nothing more than the most cliche rapper EVER, actually I was happy when kanye with graduation deafeat this guy. This is just noise for parties but nothing more, art ? my ass

deathschool
June 8th 2014


8459 Comments


The beats on his records are pretty bombastic and well produced, but they feel empty as well. And there's nothing special about his delivery, really. I don't know. I hated him back in the day, but now I find myself being pretty indifferent towards rap I don't like and accepting that it's probably just not for me.

MotokoKusanagi
June 8th 2014


503 Comments


solid review

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2014


3454 Comments


Still claim that In Da Club has the best hip hop beat ever

Ricochet
June 8th 2014


1780 Comments


finally and album where he isnt on the front and instead its a fuckin lion.... big lol

Apollo
June 8th 2014


10307 Comments


50 cent moar like 50 shit

Verm
June 8th 2014


1002 Comments


I'm about a dollar what the fuck is 50 Cents?

controlled
June 8th 2014


468 Comments


decent production wasted. fiddy has never sounded so ferociously bad

Greyvy
June 8th 2014


4602 Comments


I'm about a dollar what the fuck is 50 Cents?


half of a dollar.

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Verm
June 8th 2014


1002 Comments


You see, half of a dollar was useless a decade ago. Nowdays is more useless than ever.

Greyvy
June 8th 2014


4602 Comments


damn! verm droppin bombs

Verm
June 8th 2014


1002 Comments


I make wars with no weapons, marchin with no steppin and murders with no killing. Besides, I mastered numerology and big bang theology and performed lobotomies with telekinetic psychology

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2014


31218 Comments


And ripped off High Voltage

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