50 Cent was born Curtis James Jackson on July 6, 1975 in New York City.
50 Cent is a hip hop artist and businessman who became famous for his streetwise raps and rags-to-riches life story.
After an early life of crime, drugs and violence, he turned to rap, rocketing to stardom with the album Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2003 and 'The Massacre' (2005).
50 Cent was shot 9 times by a low level drug dealer and of the many effects that this had on him, he has a slur in his voice which can sometimes be heard in his music.
Eminem helped Jackson in 2002, after the release of his album 'Guess Who's Back?'
Jackson took on the stage name 50 Cent and has become one of the world's highest selling rappers.
From Pieces to Weight is his life story.
50 Cent starred in a movie called Southpaw.
also starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o and Rachel McAdams in which he played a promoter who is part of Gyllenhaal's central character's entourage.
Book Review:50 Cent - From Pieces to WeightThis is 50 Cent's story in his own words, the way he wants to tell it. No holds barred.
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