As “Grodt” Reaches Milestone On The Charts, 50 Cent Encourages Rappers To Take Their Time Making Music

As "Grodt" Reaches Milestone On The Charts, 50 Cent Encourages Rappers To Take Their Time Making Music

Get Rich or Die Tryin’, 50 Cent’s critically acclaimed debut album, is celebrating yet another Billboard chart milestone, and 50 Cents has a message for rappers wishing to have a career as long as his.

Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ has spent 150 weeks on the illusive chart, making it 50’s longest-charting project in his career. The Queens icon’s 2003 LP has reentered the Billboard 200 at No. 165.

“Take your time and make a classic, they last a long time,” 50 wrote to Instagram on Tuesday (November 8) alongside an image of an article headline celebrating the chart achievement of Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

Even if the streaming era appears to make music more disposable, the G-Unit mogul urges budding artists to take their time producing projects in the post.

In February 2003, the epic debut of 50 Cent, which sold 872,000 copies in its first week, topped the Billboard 200. For the remainder of the year, it would spend six weeks at the top of the list.

The adorned album is currently 9x-platinum in the United States, which puts it very near to being recognized as a diamond-selling project. The album was the best-selling one in the nation in 2003, and it was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004.

The songs “In Da Club” and “21 Questions” hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively, marking the peak of the chart.

50 thought back on his historic debut in 2019, which was also the 16th anniversary of the LP. “On February 6, 2003, I released the biggest hip-hop debut album ever. At the time, he wrote, “13.3 M Sold. Do you recall when Billie Jean and the thriller were both #1 hits? LOL.

Almost two decades later, 50 is still traveling the world and performing songs from his extensive discography.

The head of G-Unit is back in the United States after wrapping off a European tour that included a concert in front of more than 40,000 fans in Greece last month. He has promised a surprise for his hometown New York City supporters with a performance at Manhattan’s 42 D’OR nightclub on Wednesday (November 9).

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