Power of the Dollar is the unreleased debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent. A music video for this song was released, which was also the only song with a music video of the whole album. The song would later be. Money By Any Means, 11. Buy whole album with 10% discount - ONLY 0.64€.
|Power of the Dollar|
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|Released||July 4, 2000|
|Studio||Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York|
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Power of the Dollar is an unreleased studio album by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent. The album was originally set to be released as his major-label debut in 2000 by Columbia Records. However, the album's release was cancelled after Columbia discovered that 50 Cent was struck by nine bullets in a shooting that took place two months before the album was set to release. After the shooting, Columbia dropped 50 Cent from the label. Subsequently, the album was heavily bootlegged. There are currently no plans to release the album on compact disc.
The album features guest appearances from Destiny's Child, Noreaga, Dave Hollister, Bun B and The Madd Rapper. The album's production was handled by Trackmasters, Red Spyda, Sha Self, DJ Scratch and Erick Sermon, among other producers.
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'.
50 Cent Power Of The Dollar Album Tracklist
The lead single, 'Thug Love' featuring Destiny's Child, was released on September 21, 1999. Days before 50 Cent was scheduled to film its music video, he was attacked by a gunman in the infamous shooting incident that left him with nine gunshot wounds and gave him his dimple scar; an event that 50 Cent often references in his lyrics. While hospitalized, he signed a publishing deal with Columbia Records. However, he was dropped from the label after it was discovered that he had been shot. The track, 'Ghetto Qu'ran (Forgive Me)', has been speculated to be the reason for the shooting.
The third and final single, 'Your Life's on the Line', was released in 1999. The song was produced by Terrence Dudley, and was perceived as a diss song to Ja Rule, which would begin their highly publicised feud on records. 50 mocks Ja's famous catchphrase 'Murdaa!', on the chorus of the song, rapping 'Murdaa, I don't believe you/Murdaa, Fuck around and leave you/Murdaa, I don't believe you/Murda Murda, your life's on the line'. A music video for this song was released, which was also the only song with a music video of the whole album. The song would later be included as a bonus track on 50's officially released debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
|2.||'The Hit'||Randy Allen||3:41|
|3.||'The Good Die Young'||Al West||4:02|
|4.||'Corner Bodega (Coke Spot)'||L.E.S.||1:36|
|5.||'Your Life's on the Line'||Terence Dudley||3:38|
|6.||'That Ain't Gangsta'||Trackmasters||3:25|
|7.||'As the World Turns' (featuring Bun B)||Ron Francois||Red Spyda||4:20|
|8.||'Ghetto Qu'ran (Forgive Me)'||Trackmasters||4:34|
|9.||'Da Repercussions'||Kurt Gowdy||3:28|
|10.||'Money by Any Means' (featuring Noreaga)||4:03|
|11.||'Material Girl' (featuring Dave Hollister)||Trackmasters||4:35|
|12.||'Thug Love' (featuring Destiny's Child)||3:16|
|14.||'Gun Runner' (featuring Black Child)||Trackmasters||1:55|
|15.||'You Ain't No Gangsta'||Sha Self||3:37|
|16.||'Power of the Dollar'||Trackmasters||3:26|
|17.||'I'm a Hustler'||DJ Scratch||3:55|
|18.||'How to Rob' (featuring The Madd Rapper)||Trackmasters||4:25|
|2.||'I'm a Hustler'||DJ Scratch||3:46|
|3.||'Da Heatwave' (featuring Noreaga)||Erick Sermon||3:56|
|4.||'Your Life's on the Line'||Terence Dudley||3:44|
|5.||'How to Rob'||Trackmasters||4:24|
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- ^ ablinkAll Music Guide review of Power Of The Dollar. Accessed Aug 17, 2008.
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- ^Admin (December 9, 2002). 50 Cent - Teflon MCArchived 2010-01-02 at the Wayback Machine. Sixshot. Accessed May 21, 2008.
- ^Jonah Weiner, April 2005. Dear Superstar: 50 CentArchived 2008-12-18 at the Wayback Machine. Blender. Accessed May 21, 2008.
- ^Surveilling 50 CentArchived 2007-05-09 at the Wayback Machine. The Smoking Gun (September 6, 2005). Accessed May 21, 2008. In 2003 50 Cents mixtape 24 shots was released, which includes 8 tracks from the Power of the Dollar LP.
LeBron James’ depth and passion for music has always been an urban legend for a long time, but that became more than a legend after he A/R’d the latest 2Chainz album ‘Rap or Go To The League.’
But 2Chainz isn’t the only person in the music industry impressed by LeBron’s musical knowledge. 50 Cent, who began his career as a rapper but has evolved into a business and entertainment mogul, posted a photo on Instagram yesterday of he and Nas on the 25th anniversary of Nas’ iconic album ‘Illmatic.’ In the comments of the post, LeBron urged 50 to re-release the mixtape ‘Power of The Dollar,’ which is an underground classic.
“Re release “Power of A Dollar”! Straight flames!!!!!” James commented. 50 Cent was taken aback by LeBron’s music knowledge, saying “@kingjames Damn boy you real be knowing this music sh** for real.”
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‘Power of The Dollar’ was supposed to be 50 Cent’s studio debut, but he was dropped from his record label weeks before the release after they received word 50 was shot nine times. That, of course, became a part of 50 Cent’s legend. The mixtape included features from Destiny’s Child and Bun B. So if you see it show up on your favorite streaming platform, perhaps you’ll have LeBron to thank.