What were your thoughts on, “Get Rich Or Die Tryin,” when you first heard it ten years ago? What makes this album a classic?
In my opinion, its a different type of Classic, after 1999 (and maybe a bit before then) Classic was extremely hard to get, but politics entered HipHop and magazines started getting paid for their ratings, Classic became a lot easier to get because it meant putting the hottest artists on your cover, which meant more $$$…. in the 90’s GRDT would’ve been a 4 mic album and that would’ve meant very good, in the post 90’s era it is 5 mics, the same way J. Cole’s record is a 5 mic album but wouldn’t have been in the 90’s, Kendrick Lamar is one of the few albums from a non 90’s guy that would’ve likely still earned 5 mics back then… but may have only gotten 4.5 mics… Remember, Reasonable Doubt got 4 mics when it came out and there weren’t many complaints from HipHop heads back then.
Nigel thats a dumbass question…u hating
i remember every second of that album 50 had the fucking world for like 4 years his first album will always be a classic its almost like a gift and a curse cause everything would be put against that.
onblast GRODT didn’t get 5 mics ever and wasn’t seen as a classic until around 2005-2006.
probably the best album out of new york since life after death, 50 had the world on his dick for 3 years just after the buzz of that album
@onblast You Out Your Mind If You Think J. Cole Dropped A 5 Mic Album Even In This Era. Kendrick Dropped A 5 Mic Joint…..You Can’t Possibly Think Cole World Is Even Breathing Near Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City……3.5 Mics AT BEST.
@ reals u must be on that molly boy if u talkin crazy like that! There were mad classics from ny after big…u must of forgot about the whole dipset movement, jayz hard knock life vol 2, blueprint albums come on son im from ny do ur research before u spit garbage like that!