How 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ Revamped The Idea Of Success In Rap

The art and business of Hip-Hop has always been a revolving door. Every few years, rap consistently manages to reinvent itself with new trends, new sounds and, most importantly, new artists. New artists who push the boundaries of creativity while individually turning the genre on its head. There was DMX in 1998. Eminem a year later. And ten years ago today, 50 Cent’s seminal Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ – one of New York’s last transcendent tri-coastal pieces of work – signaled the official arrival of rap’s new legend, tyrant, bully and mogul.

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