Power of the Dollar

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Power of the Dollar is an unreleased, but heavily bootlegged, album from rapper 50 Cent. It was supposed to be his debut album with Columbia Records.[1]


The album is often considered 50 Cent's "purest" hip-hop album, as he was still heavily involved in the criminal scene during its recording.

The album's underground hit, "How to Rob", mentions many prominent figures in the music industry, and comically explains how he would rob them. Several rappers including Jay-Z, Big Pun, DMX, and Wu-Tang Clan affiliates The American Cream Team replied to the song.[2] The track was intended to be released with "Thug Love" featuring Destiny's Child, but two days before he was scheduled to film the "Thug Love" video, 50 Cent was shot and had to be confined to a hospital due to his injuries.[3] The track, "Ghetto Qu'ran", has been speculated to be the reason for his shooting.[4]

While in hospital, 50 Cent signed a publishing deal with Columbia Records. However, he was later dropped from the label after they found out he had been shot.[5]

Track listing

  1. "Intro" - 1:11
  2. "The Hit" – 3:41
  3. "The Good Die Young" (Produced By Al West) – 4:02
  4. "Corner Bodega" – 1:36
  5. "Your Life's on the Line" (Ja Rule diss) (Dudley/Jackson) (Produced By Terrence Dudley) – 3:41
  6. "That Ain't Gangsta" – 3:25
  7. "As the World Turns" (feat. Bun B) – 4:19
  8. "Ghetto Qu'ran (Produced By Trackmasters) – 4:34
  9. "Da Repercussions" – 3:28
  10. "Money by Any Means" (feat. Noreaga) (Produced By Trackmasters) – 4:03
  11. "Material Girl 2000" (feat. Dave Hollister) – 4:35
  12. "Thug Love" (feat. Destiny's Child) (Jackson/Koerulf/Schwartz/Smith) (Produced By Rashad Smith, Co-Produced By Joshua Michael Schwartz And Brian Koerulf) – 3:16
  13. "Slow Doe" (Produced By Trackmasters) – 3:54
  14. "Gunrunner" – 2:10
  15. "You Ain't No Gangsta" (Clervoix/Jackson)" (Produced By Sha Self) – 3:37
  16. "Power of the Dollar" – 3:26
  17. "I'm a Hustler" (Elliot/Jackson/Jacobs/Moore/Philips/Spivey/Styles) (Produced By DJ Scratch) – 3:55
  18. "How to Rob" (feat. The Madd Rapper) (Angelettie/Barnes/Casey/Jackson/Olivier) (Produced By Trackmasters) – 4:25


  • "The Glow" - 3:16
  • "Piece By Piece" - 1:23
  • "Get Money" - 3:36
  • "Rules" - 3:00

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