Released: 9th November 2009.
After the huge commercial and critical dissapointment of "Curtis", 50 Cent aims to return back to basics with his fourth (or fifth if you count "Guess Who's Back") studio album. The album is strong on gangsta-rap and weak on guest stars with only Eminem, Ne-Yo and R.Kelly making appearances. And that's a good thing.
While there is not a bad song on this album, most of the songs are pretty predictable for anyone who heard 50 Cent's other albums. "Psycho" resembles "In Da Club" while "Hold Me Down" sounds like an improved version of "P.I.M.P.".
The album mellows down significantly towards the end and that's where we get most of the potential singles. The current single "Baby By Me" (up to #28 in the US this week) is by far the best song on the album but "Do You Think About Me" and "Could've Been You" come pretty close.
The album comes with 50's new movie of the same name as a bonus. The movie is a bit like a poor version of "Get Rich Or Die Trying" but with a very different ending (which kinda saves it). 50 is a good actor (proven in films such as "Home Of The Brave") but this one is not going to be remembered for long.
A generally good album, it will keep 50 in the charts and although it won't return him to his 2003 status as rap's biggest name, it will guarantee that fans like me will still buy his next cd on its first week of release.
This release uses copy protection, and might not play on all current or future equipment.