On this day 15 years ago, 50 Cent released his debut album, which went on to become one the most successful hip hop records all time. That same year, Fifty and the Black Eyed Peas ruled radio. The average cost a gallon 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.

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