Trying to measure the impact of 50 Cent’s colossal debut is almost impossible. Sure, you can tally the worldwide sales, which hover around 12 million units, or you could track the album’s singles on Billboard. Or just calculate the tour money earned behind the LP before figuring in the publishing dollars it generated. But to truly understand the influence of Get Rich or Die Tryin’, you’d have to examine the DNA of just about every rapper who released music after February 6, 2003.
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