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On this day 16 years ago, 50 Cent released his debut album, which went on to become one of the most successful hip hop records of all time. That same year, Fifty and the Black Eyed Peas ruled radio. The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.83 — and we thought George W. Bush would be the worst President this nation has seen.

But that’s not all that was going down in ’03. Hit the flip for a trip down memory lane.

Here’s What Else Was Going On In 2003 When 50 Cent Released ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin”  was originally published on

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