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50 Cent’s biography and lifestyle


50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson) is an American rapper, actor, producer, and entrepreneur.

In 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released.


In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, signing associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.

50 Cent was a star in the underground mix-tape circuit for several years.

His first single, “Wanksta,” appeared on the soundtrack of the film 8 Mile.

In 2003, 50 Cent’s debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, topped the charts.

Critics predicted that 50 Cent would be the next hip-hop heavyweight.

50 Cent was raised by his grandmother, whom he adored.


By age twelve, he was dealing crack, a strong form of cocaine that is smoked.

50 Cent dropped out of high school and was spending most of his time in jail.

When his son Marquise was born, he decided to stop dealing drugs and start making music.

Eminem was born Marshall Mathers III in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 17, 1972.

By high school, he was skipping most of his classes and focusing his energies on his music.

He failed the ninth grade and dropped out of Osbourne High School.

50 Cent studied with Jam Master Jay, a member of rap group Run-DMC.

Jay signed a production deal with 50 Cent and agreed to promote him.

The songs 50 Cent produced were raw, and his lyrics were taken from his own life on the streets. 50 Cent quickly became a hit in the underground world of hip-hop.

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