Since February, 50 Cent has been riding high on the success of his solo debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The Queens, N.Y., MC will surely carry that momentum into the new year with "Beg for Mercy," th

Since February, 50 Cent has been riding high on the success of his solo debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The Queens, N.Y., MC will surely carry that momentum into the new year with "Beg for Mercy," the debut from his crew. Consisting of Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, the imprisoned Tony Yayo and 50 Cent, G-Unit shares more tales of street life over tracks from Dr. Dre, Hi-Tek and Midi Mafia, among others. Lead single "Stunt 101," produced by Denaun Porter, is the album's most radio-friendly song, with an infectious hook and lyrics about the good life. "Beg for Mercy" is not all gangsta posturing: The group's "softer" side is heard in "Wanna Get to Know You" (featuring Joe) and "Smile." While not as moving as 50's solo set, "Beg for Mercy" will keep the rapper and crew in fans' ears for another year.—RH

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