50 Cent: Rap Star
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He’s the winner of 13 Billboard Music Awards, a Grammy Award, and six World Music Awards. His dark and edgy lyrics portray his life as a gangster, a criminal and a survivor of drugs. His music reflects the hardship he went through to become what he is now…an influential figure in Hip Hop culture.
With a successful eighth studio album released last December in 2014, 50 Cent’s position at the top of the hip hop game is set to continue.
Get the inside story of a Hip Hop legend…50 Cent.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur.
Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age 12 during the 1980s crack epidemic.
In 2002, after 50 Cent released the mixtape Guess Who’s Back?, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, signing his G-Unit associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. He underwent musical changes by his fifth album, Animal Ambition (2014), and is currently working on his sixth studio album.
On October 13, 1996, Jackson’s girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, gave birth to son Marquise Jackson.
Tompkins later sued Jackson for $50 million, saying he promised to take care of her for life. The suit, with 15 causes of action, was dismissed by a judge who called it “an unfortunate tale of a love relationship gone sour.”
The two have bickered for years, and have even taken their feud to social media many times.
It’s on my back, though, so it’s all behind me”.