February 11, 2019

50 Cent - The Massacre (2005)

*A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Gangsta Rap, Pop Rap
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© 2005 Shady, Aftermath, Interscope, Violator Records
AllMusic Review by David Jeffries
Following up one of the biggest debuts in hip-hop history, crack dealer turned charisma dealer 50 Cent makes some bold moves, recycles plenty of old ideas, and sprinkles in some perfect party singles for The Massacre. Crafty man that he is, 50 must have known following up the massive Get Rich or Die Tryin' was going to be extremely difficult, especially for a rapper rightfully known more for creating headlines than rhymes. To cushion the blow, 50 released an album by his G-Unit crew, made numerous guest appearances on other artist's tracks, and helmed ten mixtapes in his G-Unit Radio series. It kept the debut momentum moving and it's half the reason why The Massacre doesn't feel like Get Rich's proper successor, the other half being the album's effortless attitude. That's the most frustrating thing about the otherwise satisfying Massacre. At worst, it feels unfinished, and at best, it feels like a mixtape cobbled together from mostly choice tracks but without that overseer's polish. At a stunning, slightly overstuffed 78 minutes, it's overwhelming, too, but without a perfect flow to hold the listener's hand the whole way through, it's also a testament to 50 and crew that The Massacre doesn't test your patience until after the one-hour mark. Silly and short intro out of the way, the slinky "In My Hood" gets down to business and gives way to four tracks of the same-old, same-old bravado and beats that are still just as stunning and catchy as hell. "I'm Supposed to Die Tonight" and "Gatman and Robbin" are both great tracks from the quirky/macabre house of Eminem, but it's the Fat Joe-dissing "Piggy Bank" that steals the show. Like "Candy Shop," "Outta Control," "Disco Inferno," and on and on, "Piggy Bank" succeeds because of its serviceable rap, believable swagger, inescapable hook, and phatter than phat beats. For those who've had it with the gunshots, the Shady/Aftermath boasting, and the usual "G-G-G-G-Unit!" shouts, The Massacre has just enough surprises. Besides mentioning Kurt Cobain and Ozzy Osbourne, "A Baltimore Love Thing" is the big shocker as 50 poignantly tells the tale of a heroin-addicted girlfriend destroying all that's good. "Ryder Music" is more easygoing than expected, "Build You Up" (featuring Jamie Foxx) is actually sweet, and "God Gave Me Style" has just about the dreamiest beat in the G-Unit universe. Scott Storch, Dr. Dre, and Eminem are the only big names in the producer's chair, but everyone else serves up fine tracks, especially the great Needlz. Guest spots are kept to a bare minimum and besides the intro, skits are nonexistent. Trim a couple tracks and a couple beefs and rearrange the album and you have what sounds like Get Rich's lesser sequel, but The Massacre doesn't look back. It really just wants to challenge other rappers' albums and not its predecessor. Taken that way, it's an excellent effort.

tags: 50 cent, the massacre, 2005, flac,


  1. Aac link downloads but when you open the file it gets errors and there's no music files. Never had a problem before this with other links. Thanks

    1. Are you the same person that commented this on the Joan Jett Post? If you are I gave you the answer in that post. If you're not, the answer to that is located on the Disclaimer on the side bars of the website. It's also available in the FAQ's section. Please read everything we have provided for you before you comment. The music files are there. You are using an incompatible software to extract the file. This file was made externally using Win RAR version 5.61. Download that version and extract the file. No there software is required.
      In case you still don't see it or still have doubts, here's some screenshots.

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  2. My winrar is version 5.61 and it's still not working. I just unzipped the Counting Crows files you just posted and they're fine. Like I said I've never had a problem before with unzipping files from here. This website is awesome and I'm not trying to be a problem

  3. Well, here's the thing....... It is you or a problem on your end 😓 I just downloaded the file myself. I wasn't logged in to the site's account or anything like that. I checked my Win RAR as well, just in case I had made an error in the version that I am using. I double checked with Lass. She's on the same version of Win RAR as well so we're on the same page and it extracted without fail 😔. All of the files were present in the folder. Now because you actually responded back in a very polite manner, let me apologize to you for being a dick earlier. I have 0 patience when people don't read the information that we have provided. I have some screenshots for to confirm that everything on our end is fine. Try to install Win RAR again. If it persists, I'll have Lass swap the RAR file.

    - Screenshots

    1. "I have 0 patience when people don't read the information that we have provided"

      Well at least you're honest about it 😆 Sentinel's right love. I also downloaded the file and it extracted just fine. Just give us a heads up if it continues to fail. I'll swap it for you. 😁