Abel Tesfaye's dark, twisted album is at odds with the glossy pop world he's been thrust into
50 Cent : In Da Club
...in his hands this party anthem is lifted into the realms of the truly spectacular...
Recently it's been Ja Rule (with whom 50 Cent has 'issues') who's felt this, but 'In Da Club' showcases a talent able to eclipse even hip-hop's current, and slightly retro, fascination with 'beef'. In the tradition of New York MCs from [a][/a] to JAY-Z, 50 Cent simply has an incredible delivery - in his hands this party anthem is lifted into the realms of the truly spectacular, and makes the thug life finally sound like the good life once again.
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Oxford's finest flit between gnarly rock and frustrating slickness on an often-brilliant fourth album