Baltimore Love Thing
This is at the height of 50’S career. Pushed over 1 mil records the first week that Massacre was released. Since Curtis, and now the botched release of Before I Self-Destruct, I’m not sure he can come back from this knockout. The reason Curtis had such an appeal on his first two albums was simply because fans felt like they were learning something. The conditions of power, money, respect were all infused in both albums. But with the character of the Curtis album, which can best be summed up with the publicity stunt of Kanye vs. 50, his music changed a path unto a more commercialized tone. I Get Money encapsulates that tone perfectly. I initially thought that 50 was an underground artist with commercial appeal, but now when i hear one of his tracks i think of him as an executive trying to sell me something. Sold out or Souled Out. Pick one. This track below represents Fame and 50 cent to me.