What once started as 50′s official album turned into a free album entitled “FIVE (Murder By Numbers)”. The free album packs 10 tracks and a couple of features. The title 50 says is meant to get people hyped up for his actual 5th studio album. But did it do that? Was this free album even worth listening to? Check out what I got to say about the album after the jump.
1. “My Crown” – The track starts out with a Jamaican sample in which I’ve never heard and it’s actually pretty cool. Then 50 starts out his verse about the usual stuff that we hear from 50 Cent. Then the hook comes in and it’s just the Jamaican sample that takes over the hook which is once again a nice choice because it’s dope. The production is pretty cool but nothing that great, I can’t really bump this track in the car it’s just sort of a track to listen to on your iPod, it does have some replay value on it too. Overall it’s a pretty good start to this free album.
2. “NY” – The hook starts out this track and it’s a pretty good and simple hook. 50 then continues with his verse and I love his flow on this track it fits the beat very well. The production is also on point. The only thing that’s negative about this track is that it’s too short.
3. “United Nations” – The hook starts out on this track as well, I love the hook but I hate the constant “Uhhhs” in the track, it sounds kind of stupid when you over use it. The verses on this track are pretty good, I like the end of the track more where he’s talking about his haters and possibly solving world hunger. The production is very good it’s something that I can bump and this tape lacks tracks that you can listen to in the car so this track is one of the few you can bump in the car. Overall a pretty good track, definitely one of my favorites on the tape.
4. “Business Mind” feat. Hayes – Now this track I just simply love. First off the production is so simple but yet so dope, shout out to Hit Boy for the production. Then Hayes and 50 Cent going back and forth with verses is something different and keeps me interested in the track. They both spit some amazing bars & we actually get something new from 50 Cent on this track, he touches different subjects from the hood to corporate America. Overall this is my favorite track on the whole tape, Hayes and 50 Cent definitely should make more tracks together because the two that they have made are both amazing.
5. “Roll Sh*t” feat. Kidd Kidd – This track starts out with Samuel Jackson tripping out talking about robbing people and smoking weed, I thought it was funny and a good intro to the track. Then we hear Kidd Kidd and 50 Cent on the hook of the track, it’s pretty simple and Kidd Kidd actually gets to share the hook with 50 for once. The verses are pretty good on this track and the production is alright but nothing special. The main thing I don’t get about this track is why 50 is talking about smoking weed when he doesn’t even do drugs, so it doesn’t fit him but it’s a cool track nonetheless.
6. “Turn The Lights On” – At first when I heard this track I didn’t like it once bit but then after listening to it a couple of times it grew on me. Yeah it isn’t the best 50 track I’ve heard but it has a very good hook and well know that’s 50′s specialty. So based off the hook I liked the track, the production is okay, the verses are washed up but that hook is what got me.
7. “Money” – 50 Cent ain’t focused on the hoes he’s focused on the money, just like me. From the hook to the verses it’s all about the money and after awhile this gets old. Besides that the production is very good and 50′s flow is on point.
8. “Definition of Sexy” – This year 50 Cent has been on point with the female tracks and well here’s another one that sounds like it would be a hit single. From the hook to the verses this track is just on point. Production and flow both smooth. Overall a good track and possibly a good single.
9. “Be My B*tch” feat. Brevi – Now this track is something great, I feel like it’s something that I haven’t heard from 50 Cent ever. Brevi really made this track different from the usual 50 Cent tracks. The hook is very dope, the verses are great and production is on point. I feel like this can be another great single.
10. “Can I Speak To You” feat. Schoolboy Q – Ever since I heard Schoolboy Q had a track with 50 Cent I couldn’t wait to hear it and well the wait was worth it. From the dope verses to the amazing production this track will make you a fan of 50 Cent and Schoolboy Q no matter what. Not to mention Schoolboy Q absolutely delivers some amazing bars on this track. I wish the track had a longer verse from 50 Cent but other than that it’s nothing short of amazing.
- This “Free” album is very short, not that it only has 10 tracks but that we only get 2 verses from 50 Cent max and on some tracks like “Can I Speak To You” we only get 1 verse. Come on 50, we need more of an effort from you if you ever want to make a huge comeback. If 50′s album only has 2 verses from him on every track he might as well not even release it as an album because we need more. But then again it’s a free album so I can’t complain much I just hope he has at least 3 verses for his album.
- The production isn’t that good on this album. Most beats are just plain and boring, they might fit 50′s style but for me if the beat isn’t right then I can’t listen to it that much which then causes the free album to not have much replay value.
+ I’m glad this didn’t end up being the album. It’s too short for an album and I feel like 50 Cent can do way better, so smart move on 50′s end.
+ We got a couple of new styles from 50 on this tape, yeah some verses are the same stuff over and over but the “Business Mind” and “Be My B*tch” type tracks are different something that we don’t get from 50 very often.
7.5 OUT OF 10