Curtis How's this for an ironic twist: The CD that inspired 2007's hottest pre-release debate has turned out to be one of the year's least remarkable.… Curtis How's this for an ironic twist: The CD that inspired 2007's hottest pre-release debate has turned out to be one of the year's least remarkable.… 2007-09-11 50 Cent Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Curtis (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 11, 2007; Lead Performance: 50 Cent; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

How's this for an ironic twist: The CD that inspired 2007's hottest pre-release debate has turned out to be one of the year's least remarkable. 50 Cent's third solo effort goes through the familiar commercial-rap motions — knee-jerk threats of violence, the icky objectification of women — with more zest than anything he's released since his 2003 debut. Still, 50's lost any trace of artistic ambition, any interest in originality. In the end, Curtis is nothing more or less than a competent corporate product. B-
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Originally posted Sep 14, 2007 Published in issue #955 Sep 21, 2007 Order article reprints
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