Two Five, born Michael Francis, hails from the streets of Southside Jamaica Queens. Being born and raised in the same house as his superstar cousin, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, has been both a gift and a curse for the 22 year old rapper. Two Five credits the inheritance of his talent as a reflection of being the direct protege of his cousin. Neither had siblings, which led their relationship to be compared to that of brothers moreso than cousins. Given his moniker by G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, Two Five was able to learn the ins and outs of the music industry which has allowed him to stay one step ahead of the craft that takes most entertainers years to learn.

In early 2004, Two Five and his music were featured by on-air personality Wendy Williams on her radio show along with 100,000 downloads of Two Five’s street single “Illest Turned Iller” on . Despite being made a lucrative offer by his cousin’s enemy, The Game, and his BWS Imprint, Two Five chose to continue pursuing his own career and spotlight without the help or controversy surrounding his cousin.

With his single “Whats Good” as his introduction to the hip-hop game, Two Five has been “burning up” the mixtape circuit nationally. Two Five has been coined the Prince of New York who is ready to take his crown by any means necessary.

Edited by S-Kayos on 1 May 2008, 21:51

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