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50 Cent

50 Cent


Famous as :

Hardcore rapper

Birth Name :

Curtis James Jackson III

Birth Date :

July 06, 1975

Birth Place :

Queens, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Get Rich or Die Tryin" (2003)


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.

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Eminem Enlists Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, 50 Cent and More for 'Southpaw' Soundtrack

June 27, 2015 04:58:11 GMT

has enlisted some of his famous pals for the "" soundtrack which he executive produces. According to the official tracklist posted on the rapper's official website on Friday, June 26, the project will feature contributions from , and among others.

Videos: 50 Cent Mocks P. Diddy Over Arrest

June 23, 2015 04:58:14 GMT

didn't even need one day to come up with ideas to make fun of his fellow music mogul Sean "" Combs after he was arrested for alleged assault with deadly weapon. The "You Know" rapper posted two hilarious videos on Instagram on Monday, June 22, to mock the "Check Me Out" rapper.

'Power' Renewed for Third Season by Starz After Record-Breaking Season Premiere

June 11, 2015 02:29:24 GMT

"" has scored an early renewal from Starz, just days after its second season debuted on June 6. The hit drama starring and executive produced by Curtis "" Jackson is picked up for a 10-episode third season by the network.

50 Cent's Oft-Delayed 'Street King Immortal' Album to Arrive in September

June 03, 2015 09:20:09 GMT

's long-awaited album "" is now scheduled for release later this year. While hitting the red carpet at the premiere of season two of his TV show "" on Tuesday, June 2, the rapper announced that he's putting out the LP in September.

50 Cent Shares His Thoughts on Jay-Z's Tidal, Says He Could've Made It 'More Interesting'

June 01, 2015 09:03:44 GMT

is among a bunch of artists unimpressed with Tidal. The rapper recently shared what he really thought about the -owned music streaming service in an interview with Letty and DJ Damage for their "The Realest" segment during a visit to Los Angeles' radio station REAL 92.3.

50 Cent Dodges Sex Tape Suit With Bankruptcy Filing

May 27, 2015 07:50:56 GMT

dodged a potentially costly sex tape lawsuit by filing for bankruptcy just minutes before the trial in Manhattan Court was scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 26. The "In Da Club" rapper was previously sued by ' baby mama Lestonia Leviston for posting on his website a sex tape she recorded with her boyfriend.

50 Cent's Entourage Accused of Assault and Jewelry Robbery

May 11, 2015 09:34:31 GMT

's entourage was accused of assaulting a jeweler named Robert Marin before robbing his jewelry and fleeing in Las Vegas on Saturday night, May 2. The jeweler claimed that the apparent defendants stole a golden watch and chain which were worth $250K.

50 Cent Wants to Sign Zayn Malik to His Record Label and Mentor Him

March 16, 2015 07:57:08 GMT

will "happily" help launch his solo rap career. The hip-hop mogul expressed his desire to make the hottie his protege as he recently talked to British newspaper The Sun.

Video: Chris Brown Brings Out 50 Cent and G-Unit During Brooklyn Concert

February 18, 2015 06:19:18 GMT

gave fans a special treat when he and brought their "Between the Sheets" joint tour to Brooklyn, New York on Monday night, February 16. During his set, the R&B singer excited the crowd at the Barclays Center when he welcomed and his crew to the stage.

50 Cent Trashes Grammys, Disagrees With Kanye West's Comment on Beck's Win

February 12, 2015 07:36:25 GMT

weighs in on 's antics at the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, February 8. The G-Unit rapper shared his thought on his former rival's rant against Album of the Year winner as he discussed his underwear line FRIGO in a new interview with PEOPLE.

Chris Brown and Tyga's 'Fan of a Fan' Album to Feature 50 Cent, T.I. and More

January 26, 2015 01:53:46 GMT

After revealing the official album cover and release date of their long-awaited "Fan of a Fan", and unveiled its tracklist. According to the list surfacing via iTunes, the project features 16 songs including the two stars' collaborations with the likes of and .

'Empire' Stars Respond to 50 Cent's Criticism

January 08, 2015 21:40:43 GMT

and are aware of 's criticism of their new show "". They have responded to the rap star after he slammed their FOX series which has similar premise to his Starz show "Power" and accused Lee Daniels and his team of being a copycat.

50 Cent Hints at Collaboration With Chris Brown and Tyga

January 05, 2015 04:57:37 GMT

Another collaboration featuring some of the biggest names in the game is apparently in the works. A day after revealed that there's a collaboration between him, , and coming out "soon," was pictured with pals and in a studio.

50 Cent's Bank Account Frozen After Failing to Pay $17 Million to Sleek Audio

December 02, 2014 09:26:09 GMT

reportedly cannot draw any money from his bank account after it was frozen. According to TMZ, he had his personal account frozen because the rapper failed to pay $17.2 million in judgment to Sleek Audio after he lost a lawsuit against the company earlier this year. A source additionally said the rap mogul still had access to his business accounts.

G-Unit Premieres 50 Cent-Directed Music Video for 'Changes'

October 06, 2014 08:42:55 GMT

has debuted the official music video for their track "Changes". Directed by the group's own , the clip features the rappers donning dapper suits while they reflect on the changes they've made.

50 Cent Buys Son Miniature Car for His Birthday

September 02, 2014 07:38:32 GMT

bought his son a miniature motorized Mercedes ML450 SUV for his second birthday. He took to Instagram on Monday, September 1 to share a photo of himself and his son posing with their respective car.

50 Cent Responds After Floyd Mayweather Bragged About His Money

August 25, 2014 05:55:56 GMT

and 's beef continues. On Saturday, August 23, the rapper responded to the boxing champ's Twitter post in which he bragged about his money. Uploading a photo of his two checks, Mayweather captioned it, "Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless."

50 Cent Will Donate $750,000 If Floyd Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

August 22, 2014 01:55:24 GMT

is the latest celebrity who took part in fundraising activities for charity. While many celebrities, athletes and public figures have joined the ALS ice bucket challenge by making donations or spreading awareness to the degenerative disorder by dumping icy water on their head, the rapper mentioned an unusual challenge to to read a page of "Harry Potter" novel.

Video: 50 Cent Joins Drake and Lil Wayne Onstage During Connecticut Gig

August 14, 2014 09:24:07 GMT

and brought out a surprise guest when they made a tour stop in Connecticut on Wednesday night, August 13. Taking the stage at Hartford's XFINITY Theater, the duo was joined onstage by for a live performance of his hit single "In Da Club".

50 Cent's Bodyguard Under Investigation for Allegedly Attacking Fans

August 07, 2014 08:37:14 GMT

's bodyguard is in hot water after allegedly attacking a father and his son who attempted to shoot a video of the rapper on Sunday, August 3. The bodyguard is now under criminal investigation, law enforcement sources tells TMZ.

First 'The Prince' Trailer Reveals Bruce Willis as Villain

June 26, 2014 01:55:29 GMT

lands an atypical role in the upcoming action thriller "". First trailer of the film directed by Brian A Miller reveals him as the villain who kidnaps the protagonist's teenage daughter.

Video: 50 Cent Spoofs Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent'

June 06, 2014 18:25:03 GMT

poked fun at the latest Disney blockbuster "". The rapper channeled his inner witch in a parody called "Malefiftycent". He wore horns and dark outfit similar to the ones donned by in the fantasy film.

50 Cent Releases 'Animal Ambition' Music Video

June 04, 2014 03:25:17 GMT

celebrated the release of his new album, "", by dropping the official music video for the LP's title track on Tuesday, June 3. Directed by Eif Rivera, the clip mostly features the rapper spitting his verses while being surrounded by some ladies who show off seductive moves in front of the camera.

Artist of the Week: 50 Cent

June 02, 2014 06:29:45 GMT

has proven that he's still one of the biggest rappers in the game despite not being signed to major labels. After leaving Universal Music Group's Interscope Records and 's imprint Shady/Aftermath earlier this year, he showed that being independent allowed him to do many different things with his music and drop his new projects anytime he wanted.

50 Cent Denies Bad Pitch at Mets Game Was a Publicity Stunt

May 31, 2014 04:28:48 GMT

has an explanation for his embarrassing first pitch at a Mets game on Tuesday, May 27. During his appearance on "" on Friday, the rapper argued, "I'm not a professional pitcher. I make music."

50 Cent Performs 'In Da Club' and New Songs on 'GMA'

May 31, 2014 04:22:30 GMT

graced the stage of "" Summer Concert Series in Central Park on Friday morning, May 30. Bringing out a couple of special guests, the rapper performed old and new hits during his appearance on the show.

50 Cent Premieres 'Irregular Heartbeat' Ft. Jadakiss and Kidd Kidd

May 07, 2014 08:53:17 GMT

Shortly after dropping his "Irregular Heartbeat", gives the and Kidd Kidd-assisted track a proper music video. Arriving on Vevo on Tuesday, May 6, the three-and-a-half-minute visuals was directed by Eif Rivera.

50 Cent Releases 'Everytime I Come Around' Ft. Kidd Kidd

April 29, 2014 07:06:25 GMT

has previewed his upcoming album "" with a new track titled "Everytime I Come Around". Arriving on Monday, April 28, the song features guest vocals from G-Unit artist Kidd Kidd.

50 Cent Reveals 'Animal Ambition' Album Tracklist and Collaborators

April 26, 2014 02:06:49 GMT

After teasing his "" with several new tracks and music videos, finally revealed the full tracklist of his upcoming album on Friday, April 25. The standard edition of the record will feature 11 tracks including "Chase the Paper", the rapper's collaboration with , Kidd Kidd and which was released earlier this week.

50 Cent Calls Kanye West's 'Yeezus' 'Weird'

April 25, 2014 08:42:18 GMT

reveals that he is not a fan of 's "". The "In Da Club" hitmaker recently shared his thoughts on West's latest album in an interview with MTV News U.K. "He's obviously a talent within our culture and is one of the driving forces of it, but some of that s**t is weird to me," 50 said.

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