Monday, January 29, 2007

Arts: Music: 50 Cent and Whoo Kid, G-Unit Radio, Pt. 22: Hip Hop is Dead

50 Cent and Whoo Kid, G-Unit Radio, Pt. 22: Hip Hop is Dead

By Julia Schweizer


If hip hop is dead, 50 Cent killed it. Samples are one thing, but G-Unit Radio, Part 22: Hip Hop is Dead proves that it is possible to release an album (which will undoubtedly go platinum) without one ounce of originality. Take “Puppy Love," where 50 steals the hook from Nas’ classic track “K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Worse yet is “Mind Sex”—you may have heard the Dead Prez version: "Before we make love let’s have a good conversation," which 50 so eloquently replaces with "After we fuck, I don’t want a conversation." But, if the lyrics are tired and the beats are regurgitated, at least 50 had the decency to put a shirt on for the album cover this time.

Rating: Just die.

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