I remember my very first listen to Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (GRODT). I was in a pretty pissy mood that January and I chose my leaked copy of 50 Cent‘s debut album as my preferred mood music of the moment. Breezing right along, I was loving all of the aggressive content (as 50 calls it) of the album, and I knew that GRODT would be a classic before it even hit shelves.Then I reached track 14, “21 Questions”.
Immediately, the beat reminded me of LL Cool J‘s “Luv U Better”, which had come out the summer before so I assumed it was a Neptunes beat (Dirty Swift of Midi Mafia). But more importantly, what the hell was this track that was clearly made for the ladies doing around all this aggressive content?!
A syrupy Nate Dogg hook.
Simplified lyrics from 50.