Power of the Dollar

Label
Sony
Release date
12 Sep 2000
Running length
16 tracks
Running time
56:26

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Hit 3:21 21,612
2 The Good Die Young 3:57 41,412
3 Corner Bodega 1:34 7,789
4 Life's on the Line 3:38 27,794
5 That Ain't Gangsta 3:25 16,776
6 Ghetto Quran 4:14 1,415
7 Da Repercussions 3:29 16,774
8 Make Money By Any Means 4:04 314
9 Material Girl 2000 4:35 1,976
10 Thug Love 3:14 23,682
11 Slow Dough 3:54 563
12 Gun Runners 1:56 1,135
13 You Ain't Gangsta 3:37 211
14 Power of the Dollar 3:26 18,861
15 I'm a Hustler 3:39 8,654
16 How to Rob 4:23 25,308

About this album

Power of the Dollar is an unofficially-released but heavily bootlegged album by rapper 50 Cent.[2] The album, which was originally set for a September 12, 2000 release,[3] was supposed to be his debut album with Columbia Records.[4] Prior to the filming of the music video for the single “Thug Love,” 50 Cent was shot nine times. When Columbia records found out that 50 Cent had been shot, they scratched releasing the full LP. So instead, Columbia released the album as an EP.

Reception

Allmusic writes that the tracks utilize “penetrating wit and funk-infused beats, accompanied by grand orchestrations of commanding horns, pronounced percussion, and various string elements”.[1] The first single, “How to Rob”, was released on August 10, 1999.[5] In the song, 50 Cent comically explains how he would rob many prominent figures in the music industry. Several rappers including Jay-Z, Big Pun, DMX, and Wu-Tang Clan affiliates The American Cream Team replied to the song.[6]

The second single, “Thug Love” featuring Destiny’s Child, was released on September 21, 1999. A few days before 50 Cent was scheduled to film its music video, he was shot and confined to a hospital due to his injuries. While in hospital, he signed a publishing deal with Columbia Records. However, he was dropped from the label after they found out he had been shot.The track, “Ghetto Qu’ran (Forgive Me)”, has been speculated to be the reason for the shooting.

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“Intro” - 1:11

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  • liviamarilia

    and Thug Love?

    28 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Dwight-Spitz

    Anyone trynna say that he's wack now because he's so greedy, y'all clearly don't understand neither 50 nor this shit right here.

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ProfessorTheK

    i really love this album. those people saying they loved 50 until he became obsessed with money should probably relisten to this then come back. let's check out some song titles..'money by any means,' 'i'm a hustler,'slow doe,' 'how to rob'... etc. it was always about the money (i'm not saying anything about the quality of the later stuff)

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • JulioCesar2204

    the mega hit

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Frycz

    fifty at his best

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • blackpanther15

    MONTUABEAST1991 you're idiot.

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • MONTUABEAST1991

    Come on ppl. This album is the shit but the new stuff has plenty of great tracks.

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ManhatanKun

    he was good. amazing

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • dizzY4111

    So dope. This album is the total package.

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • blackpanther15

    Classic gangsta rap! Very good album.

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Young-Hoodlum

    Great album!

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Felix_d-Alger

    I'll said that, EntaDaStage. Do you read in my mind?

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • EntaDaStage

    Only good 50 cent album, the rest is wack!

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
  • rg_gapa

    really nice. not like present 50's albums :(

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • pex

    his best album! POTD > GRODT > GWB

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • SirSomerville

    Other than 'How To Rob' and 'Life's On The Line', I never heard any of the other songs. Don't know why I waited so long to listen to it, but it's very good. I still prefer GRODT at this point though.

    3 Aug 2009 Reply
  • illzid

    weak

    23 Jun 2009 Reply
  • RiFaRhyme

    Dope

    16 Jun 2009 Reply
  • gawt

    People can't hate on this, impossible.

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Henry-

    Yep, that's his best album. When he made this, he wasn't so greedy. I think.

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
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