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on 25 December 2014
Fantastic! Great quality item and super fast shipping!
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on 10 June 2014
"I'm tryna make it feel like the first time", says 50 Cent on 'Winners Circle', one of the standout tracks from his fifth studio album, and first in five years, Animal Ambition. Whereas some will, at first, interpret this line as him trying to make another Get Rich or Die Tryin', once listening to the album it is obvious that 50's aim was to bring back the hunger and energy he conveyed on tracks before becoming the major star he became. Furthermore, once listening to Animal Ambition it becomes evident that 50 has succeeded at achieving said aim.

Considering there is a five year gap between Animal Ambition and 2009's Before I Self Destruct, it shouldn't be surprising to hear that the two albums adopt two complete different approaches. For Animal Ambition, it appears that 50 has taken the smooth, comprehensive route, similar to that of The Massacre instead of the dark, destructively aggressive route of both the Curtis and Before I Self Destruct albums. It could even be said that Animal Ambition is the The Massacre's more successful, ambitious sibling.

The album starts off very strong with 'Hold On', a smooth, soulful, jazzy-lite song which is definitely one of the lyrically best offerings on the album, and from then on the album continues to supply great tracks with the pumped-up, club anthem 'Don't Worry 'Bout It', the album's title track 'Animal Ambition' which could easily have fitted in with the more up-tempo moments of Get Rich or Die Tryin', and 'Pilot', which perfectly flexes 50 Cent's fast flow and is one of the most Massacre-sounded tracks on the album. However, the album does take a slight dip with 'Smoke', as it sounds the most dated out of all the songs and is a bit of an anomaly, topic wise. Despite this the album picks back up immediately with 'Everytime I Come Around' and 'Irregular Heartbeat', which are both the most aggressive offerings from the standard track list, and standout tracks in their own right.
After the very glamorous, retro sounding 'Hustler', the album offers it's most ambitious, triumphant songs 'Twisted' and 'Winners Circle'. Whereas 'Twisted' is a smooth celebration of success and doing well, 'Winners Circle' is an utterly epic song about... Well... winning and making history and achieving greatness. In fact, the superb production and the topic matter combined with Gourdan Banks' amazing vocals would have made 'Winners Circle' a perfect closer to the album. However 'Chase the Paper', with it's Ty Fyffe production and assistance from Kidd Kidd, Prodigy and Styles P serves as a great closer to a great album.

In terms of reasons why to purchase the deluxe edition, the three bonus tracks are all the convincing you need. 'The Funeral', which in my opinion is one of 50 Cent's best songs in years, 'You Know' and the absolute banger 'Flip on You' are all great additions to the standard track list, in particular 'Flip on You' as the perfect combination of 50 Cent and ScHoolboy Q make for an incredible closing track.

All in all, Animal Ambition is an amazing album, and with the album's sub-title "An Untamed Desire to Win" being the central topic matter running through all the songs, it makes it the closest 50 has come to making a concept album. And despite there being no Eminem or G-Unit features, and being 50's shortest album with a run time of just over 48 minutes (including bonus tracks), Animal Ambition is arguably 50 Cent's best album since The Massacre and a refreshing change to what was becoming a formulaic pattern to 50 Cent albums.
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on 2 June 2014
For an album that was ORIGINALLY a mixtape it's got a nice mix to it. Happy purchase. 10 out of 10.
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on 16 July 2014
Unlike the raw early stuff, 50's latest albums feel rushed and purely done to generate income. This is average and repetitive. Like all major hip hop artists, they lose the "street" quality when the money gets to them. It's an ok album but nothing to get excited about.
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on 16 October 2014
Good Album, But to make a hit like "Get rich or Die tryin'" fifty needs to cut the songs like "Don't worry about it" or related songs. You need to connect to your listeners and not make them feel like you are so rich that you make them feel like trash. They want to hear from you about something that its raw "Irregular Heartbeat" could be a good example here and also songs like "Twisted" and "Winners Circle" are good and we need more stuff similar to that but improved. I am a big fan of 50 Cent but sadly this is not his best even though it does have good songs but I know 50 Cent can make something that will make him come back on the number charts.
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on 2 June 2014
Great album start to finish. Some amazing beats on here. If you like beats and rap, come here! 50 is still king of NY, maybe 2nd to Jay. Him Jay and NAS, GOAT.
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on 15 July 2014
One good song on the whole album, songs too soft and don't sound like they used to.
Should never have left Dr. Dre!!!
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on 5 October 2014
5 Stars, absolute beast of an album. Top drawer from Fifty... absolutely blows it out of the water... mega mega album, just ultra cool, on point. The tracks; like them all, have no favorites on this album they are all brilliant. If you like this album make sure you download G-units Beauty of independence seemlessly progresses from AA Vol 1
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on 4 June 2014
50 is back! this album for me is his best since the massacre good all round album great to see him putting out music he enjoys rather than what's just mainstream what a way to warm up for Street King Immortal!
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on 20 November 2014
Love this artist and love this album. I couldn't find it anywhere else to buy so was so glad when i saw it on Amazon and the price was fair. Thank you sooooo much!
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