Who: 50 Cent
What: Fifth studio album from New York's Finest. Released by G-Unit/Caroline.
When: June 2014
Why: Interscope Records' mismanagement of this record in the pre-production phase led to 50 Cent leaving the label in 2012. The end result is an album reminiscent of his pre-breakthrough albums like The Power of the Dollar.
[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]
50 Cent - Animal Ambition - G-Unit/Caroline
1. Hold On -- *****
2. Don't Worry Bout It -- *****
3. Animal Ambition -- ****
4. Pilot -- ****
5. Smoke -- ****
6. Every Time I Come Around -- *****
7. Irregular Heartbeat -- *****
8. I'm A Hustler -- ****
9. Twisted -- **
10. Winner's Circle -- ***
11. Chase the Paper -- ****
Radness Average: 4.091
50 Cent - Animal Ambition
Verdict: 50 is over the "celebrity thing," he left the major label, and he just wants to play New York Hip-Hop. I dig it. Then again, I've always been a fan. You'll like it if you dug the old stuff or the hits.
For fans of: Run DMC, East Coast Hip-Hop