Close To Me (Album Version (Explicit))
Label: G-Unit Records
After 50 Cent's artistically and commercially disappointing last album, Curtis, no one wanted an unfocused album bloated with appearances from affiliates like Mobb Deep, Hot Rod and M.O.P. Apparently 50 agreed, limiting mic time to original members Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and (recently ousted) Young Buck. The result is a cohesive blend of belligerence and lyrical mayhem that resembles stellar material from the group's acclaimed mixtapes. Songs like "Straight Outta Southside," "Piano Man" and "You So Tough" won't get much airplay, but they'll go a long way in restoring the G-Unit brand.