I hate to say, but "Curtis" blows It's not your usual Fiddy Slow jams and samples, what the heck? It almost sounds like Diddy
The guest artistes help out a lot He has his friends to thank Their tracks might be the only ones To go straight to the bank
If I said I liked this one I'd just be straight up lyin' It sounds to me like he got rich And then he just stopped tryin'
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Curtis Jackson is New York hip-hop king 50 Cent's real name, so the title of his third album, CURTIS, implies that everybody's favorite gangsta is keeping it as real as possible. Considering how much 50 Cent's rep and raison d'etre revolve around his hoodlum background and take-no-prisoners approach, he surely does seem to be aiming for some kind of home truth here. The album kicks off with a brace of violent, in-your-face, thug-life scenarios ("My Gun Go Off," "Man Down," "I'll Still Kill"), as if 50 is underscoring his hardcore credentials for those who wonder whether fame has softened his attack. Later on, with 50's street cred safely in place, he ventures a bit further afield. Collaborations with smoothies Justin Timberlake ("Ayo Technology") and Robin Thicke ("Follow My Lead") add some melodic R&B flavor to CURTIS. And even the most unrelenting, gangsta-themed cuts here are matched with the inescapable trademark hooks that have made 50 Cent a mainstream phenomenon. CURTIS is ultimately a retrenchmen...
1. Intro 2. My Gun Go Off 3. Man Down 4. I'll Still Kill 5. I Get Money 6. Come & Go - Dr. Dre, , 50 Cent 7. Ayo Technology - 50 Cent, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake 8. Follow My Lead - 50 Cent, Robin Thicke 9. Movin on Up 10. Straight to the Bank 11. Amusement Park 12. Fully Loaded Clip 13. Peep Show - Eminem, 50 Cent 14. Fire - 50 Cent, Nicole Scherzinger, Young Buck 15. All of Me - Mary J. Blige, 50 ...