The album that soundtracked a generation This May, we present a 15th anniversary orchestral rendition of 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'. 15 years after the album's release, we're incredibly excited to be inviting some of our favourite musicians, string players and vocalists to perform 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' in full. The gun-toting, drug pushing gangsta rap villain loved by everyone, 50 Cent burst into the public conscience in 2003 with his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Released on Eminem and Dr. Dre's Shady and Aftermath labels, 50 gained the backing of two of hip hop's most prominent figures. The results showed with the album selling over 12 million copies in its first year to become 2003's best-selling album, a world-conquering piece of music history.