Beg for Mercy
our score: 2.0 out of 5.0
50 Cent returns,
crew in tow, to dish out more of the same gangsta shit that brought
him huge success in 2003. It's easy to see why 50 was the one
chosen to have the solo career from G-Unit. While as a group they
still maintain some of that "the thug everybody hates to
love", most of it is lost somewhere between the poor flows
and overabundance of digitized gunfire and Glock cocks.
to find humor in "My Buddy," an urban version of the
late 80's commercial theme for a doll, updated to be about their
weapons. "Wanna Get to Know You" smoothes things out
a bit and shows G-Unit's sensitive side, which apparently is "to
make her feel special I let her call me by goverment name."
How nice of him.
to admit "Betta Ask Somebody" is a cool cut. Each member
put thought into their lyrics and how they will pair up with the
fat and funky bassline. "Smile" carries some of that
playa feel from 50's album Get Rich or Die Tryin', and
is the last track really worth mentioning.
Most of the
time I find myself ignoring most of the versus and singing along
with the choruses. And thus my conflict of interests is exposed
on an album like this. It's not very good, but for some reason
I tolerate it and at times enjoy it.
liked Beg for Mercy...
2. Poppin' Them Thangs
3. My Buddy
4. I'm So Hood
5. Stunt 101
6. Wanna Get to Know You
7. Groupie Love
8. Betta Ask Somebody
10. Eye for Eye
12. Baby You Got
13. Salute U
14. Beg for Mercy
15. G'd Up
16. Lay You Down
17. Gangsta Shit
18. I Smell Pussy