Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Get Off My Lawn!

The kids are not alright. Not if Pioneer Press music reviewer Ross Raihala can be believed.

The rapper 50 Cent performed at Target Center in Minneapolis yesterday. Before the show started, the 8,000 fans (or "worshipers" as Raihala calls them) who showed up were treated to a series of promotional videos. Including.....

Most prominent was the trailer for the film "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," a loosely fictionalized take on 50's life - ghetto childhood, drugs, getting shot nine times - that's likely to drive the 30-year-old rapper further into the mainstream.

Back in my day, a life of drugs and indiscriminate violence didn't get you driven to the mainstream. It got you driven to federal prison! And we liked it!

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