50 cent- Curtis Jackson
Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. He was raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight years old. As 50 cent was growing up, he originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but eventually he gained interest in rapping. DJs around the area released two Best of 50 Cent mix CDs, before he had gotten signed to a major label. 50 Cent hit the scene with "How To Rob An Industry Nigga" and he's been on a rage ever since dealing with bootleggers, label back stabbing and other platinum selling artists trying to get at him physically. According to this website http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1265067/bio, this all changed in one night when Eminem said on a radio show that "50 Cent is definitely my favorite rapper right now, he's the only one keeping it real." The very next day a bidding war started on 50, ending when 50 signed to Eminem's very own label Shady/Aftermath. 50 Cent's fame has exploded, being produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem and finally making his debut album "Get rich or Die Tryin'." 50 has full access and advantage of the streets through mix-tapes; that's his forum because he controls it. 50 Cent is the most anticipated artist of 2003. It's well deserved because he's "been patiently waiting." Curtis Jackson recently announced the release of his new album 'Curtis' had been pushed back to September. The 31-year-old wrote on his official website: "I'm an international artist. My fans worldwide deserve to receive my album at the same time as my fans here in the US. Taking that into consideration, moving the album to September was a necessary course of action.
50 cent hasn’t just made it big into the industry; he also made it 5th as richest rappers in 2009 accumulating $20 million. He is known for making platinum albums. 50 Cent's résumé includes his own record label, clothing line, and his involvement in video games...
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