- Fri Jul 7, 2017, 2:01 AM GMT
Eminem recorded a personal video, which saw him rapping Fif's verse on 'Places to Go', for a birthday tribute to his labelmate.READ MORE
It was hard in his early life, but Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 Cent finally made it to become a renowned popular African American hip hop artist the world ever has. Born on July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, Queens in New York, he grew up in a broken home family. His hustler mother Sabrina Jackson died when he was merely eight years old, while his father left the family, leaving his grandmother to parent him. Losing those closest to him at an early age and encouraged by his desire for things would drive him to get involved in drug dealing at the age of twelve. Eventually encountering the law and making visits to prison, 50 pursued his dream of becoming a heavyweight boxer, but finally fell back on rapping.
Taking rapping seriously, it was in the mid '90s that the young man stayed away from crime and began making music. His break came soon thereafter upon meeting Jam Master Jay of Run DMC through a friend who instead of only taught him how to count bars, write choruses, and structure songs, passed over a tape of beats and asked him to rap over it. Getting the man impressed, he was signed to his label, JMJ Records. Unfortunately, the deal didn't result much which prompted 50 to leave the label and quickly signed another deal with Columbia Records, thanks to the platinum-selling producers Trackmasters who noticed his rapping skill. Beginning working on his debut album, he produced thirty-six songs in two and a half weeks, eighteen of which were included on his unofficially released album, "Power of the Dollar [Unreleased]" in 2000.
The 41-year-old rapper/actor has taken to Instagram to share his review on Jigga's latest release, dubbing the set 'golf course' and 'Ivy League' music.READ MORE
Rappers Ice-T and Fat Joe as well as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan also stepped out to pay their respects at Prodigy's funeral that was held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel.READ MORE
The 41-year-old rapper/actor has taken to Instagram to reveal that he got a massive crush on the British actress after their flirty photos went viral.READ MORE
The co-founder of Cash Money Records wants to work together with the 'In Da Club' hitmaker amid his feud against Lil Wayne.READ MORE
The 37-year-old rapper formed a dream team with the hip-hop superstars to perform several hit songs on his set at the music festival.READ MORE