Crack open the CD case for G-Unit’s latest release and you’ll find a pair of black hands cupped together as though holding Holy Communion. But, instead of offering the path to salvation, they offer dozens of bullets with the ominous caption, “it is better to give than to receive.” G-Unit’s Terminate on Sight (T.O.S.) is the nightmare of your childhood bully come to torment your adult existence bearing threats of violence that are so fantastically brutal one just has to ask, what’s there to like about these bad guys?
Well, they spend more money than you’ll ever see. They’ll dismiss more dimes than you’ll ever have the courage to approach. And they’ll watch you stand star struck as they make their way into the club’s VIP section in denim, white tees and sneakers as you nervously try to figure out how you’re gonna pay for your designer outfit, drinks and parking.

Just admit you love the G-Unit. Their music fuels the modern male’s latent misogynistic desires; makes the women swoon like Axe body spray; and brings out the aggression necessary for such activities as say, playing Madden or working out. Similar to an adolescent girl wrestling with body image issues as she peruses a stack of fashion mags, the current state of gangster rap thrives off of male insecurity. Men fear and ladies love the uberthug, so if you’re not aspiring to be one of ‘em you’re a loser.

And the G-Unit (50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo) aren’t at a loss for words when driving this point home. From the blaring intro of “Straight Outta Southside,” featuring threats of RIPs in advance, to “I Like The Way She Do It,” which details their superhuman sexual exploits and proclivities, the G-Unit beat it into listeners’ heads that it’s them who you truly want to be. “Piano Man” finds our trio, featuring Young Buck, moving Tony Montana units of drugs while “Casualties of War,” “T.O.S.” and “You So Tough” are spinning death threats. The chorus of “No Days Off” illustrates why kids can’t even get into a good old fashioned fight these days (if you can’t beat ‘em/don’t join ‘em/jump ‘em/fuck ‘em).

But beneath their macho exterior, lies the weakness of the G-Unit’s T.O.S.. The album lacks the soul and introspection that endear audiences to even the most hardened villain. There’s no remorse here; no second guessing themselves. Just day in, day out thugging, slinging, shooting and screwing. The members of G-Unit have elected to portray themselves as inhumane to the nth degree. And for the opportunity, they’d like to thank God.

- Adam Roussell

Comments

  • Shaun P

    You broke it down, so let it be broke! These cats are so gangsta that its borderline corny now at this point, all that fighting, shooting and uffing, and no battle scars to prove it, besides fifties gunshot wounds. Their fates are sealed, look at the first week sales.

  • Digable23

    G-Unit’s reign of terror over the airwaves is officially over…they’ve become the new definition of “played out”, following the footsteps of the (finally over!) Reggaeton days. Thank you Kanye for getting the ball rolling.

  • CanOx

    These cats ain’t gangster. if they met a real gangster they’d shit in their pants.

  • Rob Proper

    there gangster….ok….
    i missed how that makes music better

  • imhotep1

    The G Unit is terminated on site. Nobody cares anymore about their inflated stories of falsified gangsta hood that they so well portray….. Now that the cards have been thrown out there for the world to see 50 and his sons Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo were shock value…..The shock is over boys!!!!! it was supposedly nice while it lasted……

  • avenger XL

    humanity is the new weakness son. You got to be down do body anybody for the slightest thing. Like some kind of human pitbull at a mike vick training camp. Your are designed to fight and kill constantly without mercy and then fuck random women without love at all because you reserve all your love for you pack who you fight and kill with(Nullus)

  • lynx765

    T.O.S., literally…i don’t knowo anyone who bought that album…or limewire

  • R3Q

    impressive review

  • rip sean bell

    this album is nice

    they got a stragiht of compton remake, where they kill po-po in retaliation for the sean bell murder

    50 Cent is on EVERY track, with a flow much nastier then on Curtis.

    good shit but nothing I’m really playing over and over again

    50 Cent fans should eat this up though

  • hate mail for Adam Roussel

    Where do they get these reviewers?

    Objectivity people. Jesus…

  • AllItis

    no battle scars? 50 went to war with one of the biggest black drug dealers in his prime, and got 9 bullet holes for it. Banks was shot twice, yayo was in jail for how long?

    album was good especially if you like the hard rap but yeah I agree if they would have shown they were having fun with it like on Beg For Mercy, it would have been a great album.

  • E.A.Solanoa@hotmail.com

    LOL these guys are a joke.

  • “AHAHAHAHA”

    “I’m Laughing Straight to the Bank”- 50 Cent

    for the guy who said these guys are a joke, they already made a song about you

  • Tell The World My Name

    This album was intolerably wack & disappointing considering how good the 2 mixtapes prior to this release were.

  • YeahhH

    G-Unit is fucking horrible,
    the only member with any singular talent is lloyd banks and most of his mainstream stuff blows