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50 Cent

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South Jamaica, Queens, New York (1996 – present)

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is a Grammy award nominated rapper, actor, singer, entrepreneur, author and founder of the hip hop group and label G-Unit.

After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he released his debut album Guess Who’s Back Again in 2002. He was discovered by Eminem and Dr. Dre and then signed to Interscope Records. He has since released Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003), The Massacre (2006), Curtis (2007) and Before I Self Destruct (2009).

50 Cent has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Jay-Z, Ja Rule, The Game, Cam’ron, Fat Joe, and Rick Ross. He has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2005, the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and Righteous Kill in 2008. 50 Cent is one of the richest hip-hop performers, having a net worth estimated at US $440 million in 2008.

Before 50 Cent ever inked a major deal, he built up a substantial fan base in New York through underground mixtapes. 50 Cent met up with Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC and was signed to his label to write all of Jay’s music. After he’d left JMJ, he signed to Columbia Records in 1996. On this label, he released Power of the Dollar, and the singles How to Rob and Ghetto Qua Ran. Columbia Records released him from the label after being shot on May 24th, 2000.

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  • JoseBlackJunior

    50 Cent o melhor rapper do Mundo!

    21 Mar 12:22am Reply
  • pontooo

    black = not nice

    21 Feb 9:03am Reply
  • ser-nick

    uuuuuu he is black....

    21 Feb 12:00am Reply
  • Dreamtronic

    classy

    17 Feb 8:42pm Reply
  • xxkasumixx

    Legendary rapper and he has a sick flow. [2] We Up (feat. Kendrick Lamar) that beat ♥

    2 Feb 7:16pm Reply
  • ThisIsShady

    maybe when you grow out of your edgy real rap phase you'll understand

    30 Jan 2:46pm Reply
  • IBlewCastles

    don't really get what's so good about this guy? every song sound the same, so monotone

    29 Jan 1:10am Reply
  • korchevsky

    в топе хуйня какая то

    21 Jan 1:35pm Reply
  • larm0

    черножопый негр

    14 Jan 3:40pm Reply
  • Keolia

    If I had a dime for every album of his i've listened to, i'd have 50 cent.

    4 Jan 4:33pm Reply
  • John__Lemon

    nothing off his new album is in his top tracks.. lol

    4 Jan 12:35am Reply
  • Suomirocker

    Конечно, некоторые комментарии здесь излишне суровы, типа там в Освенцим гнать надо, но тем не менее мне не нравится Цент. Именно его музыка и тексты оставляют желать лучшего. Выжил после 9 выстрелов - молодец, но если обсуждать музыку, то мне нравятся из рэпа Эминем, DJ Shadow, Ice T, 2pac, Лоурен Хилл. А слушать что-то там про кендишопы и лоллипопы - извините, не моё. Понтов и в обычной жизни дохрена, что уж там о музыке.

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • selacio

    MA MONEY IN MA MIND

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • NovalisZero

    Hooks always on point. He's not bad or overrated. You should check your ears. [3]

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • brutalshoe

    What up gangstaaaaa???? :D

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bloody-origami

    very bad and overrated rapper .. [4]

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Legendary rapper and he has a sick flow.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tinawacken

    great music and cool songs

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • strenesseclaudi

    just listening to this and love it

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ThisIsShady

    Lol at 50 being a bad rapper, he's the king of melodies and hooks, right after, if not tied with Nate Dogg

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
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