Monday, October 20, 2014

50 Cent - Animal Ambition

Who:  50 Cent

What:  Fifth studio album from New York's Finest. Released by G-Unit/Caroline.

When:  June 2014

Where:  NYC

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


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