Tribute to 50 Cent

Various Artists

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Tribute to 50 Cent Review

by Johnny Loftus

This quickie tribute album features the production of Brian Bart and MCs Rashidi and GVL. It's a straight reworking of Get Rich or Die Tryin''s principal parts, including the inescapable radio hits "In da Club" and "P.I.M.P.". Tribute to 50 Cent is mildly amusing, mostly because of those tracks being so ubiquitous. "Club"'s stuttering groove has thoroughly permeated society, trickling down from the streets of New York to college marching bands and ringtones. To hear two more up-and-comers work their way through its bravado and toasting isn't surprising at all. Bart's beats are passable, and the MCs do their best to catch 50 Cent's swagger. In the end, it's a mildly enjoyable set, one that might be of casual interest to 50 fanatics, but not as fun as, say, the Countdown Singers' version on Karaoke Party: More Top Pop Hits, Vol. 2.

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