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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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  • 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.

    Yesterday 4:08pm Reply
  • selacio

    MA MONEY IN MA MIND

    11 Dec 5:34pm Reply
  • NovalisZero

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

    9 Dec 9:24am Reply
  • brutalshoe

    What up gangstaaaaa???? :D

    8 Dec 5:01am Reply
  • bloody-origami

    very bad and overrated rapper .. [4]

    7 Dec 1:44pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Legendary rapper and he has a sick flow.

    6 Dec 10:24pm Reply
  • tinawacken

    great music and cool songs

    4 Dec 9:13pm Reply
  • strenesseclaudi

    just listening to this and love it

    4 Dec 9:08pm 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 9:30pm Reply
  • People20

    very bad and overrated rapper .. [3]

    29 Nov 3:43pm Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Hooks always on point. He's not bad or overrated. You should check your ears. [2]

    23 Nov 12:10am Reply
  • JoeyGeek

    check out 50's music video at -- mixley

    26 Oct 5:24pm Reply
  • lesspicturesque

    Twisted album version <3

    11 Oct 2:13pm Reply
  • MrDaNeShady

    He's not bad or overrated. You should check your ears.

    2 Oct 1:27pm Reply
  • Steel_Attack

    very bad and overrated rapper .. [2]

    15 Sep 11:49pm Reply
  • DJ40K

    nigga 50 > your favourite wackass rapper [3]

    9 Sep 5:28am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    very bad and overrated rapper ..

    5 Sep 7:24am Reply
  • kotyara33d

    huec, а вот и подтверждение моих слов подоспело.

    31 Aug 8:15am Reply
  • kotyara33d

    Музыка для быдла. Имхо.

    30 Aug 2:49pm Reply
  • DickBigems

    lol. You gotta love this guy.

    22 Aug 6:33pm Reply
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