50 Cent Breaks Down "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" Track By Track
50 Cent commemorates the 10th anniversary of his studio debut "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" by speaking on a handful of tracks.
During an interview, Fif began by touching on the brief intro track, which features the sound of two coins being dropped and a gun being loaded. "That intro, as far as the sound of the coin, it was saying, 'This is 50 Cent,' without saying a word," he said.
He also touched on the album's massive hit "In Da Club" ("Smash hit," he said) and reflected on the sappy "21 Questions" featuring the late Nate Dogg. "I really made that record because I was in a car and LL Cool J came on," he said. "The girl next to me as all into it; it was a soft record, but she was so into the record that I said, 'I want to make something that makes [girls] respond like that to me.'"
Get Rich or Die Tryin', which released on February 6, 2003, has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. The project spawned one single to cross the platinum mark ("In Da Club") while a few others crossed the gold threshold ("P.I.M.P.," "21 Questions").