Reproduced by permission. The rapper known as 50 Cent is living proof that hip-hop is as much a lifestyle as it is a type of music. He was a star in the underground mix-tape circuit for several years, but the rest of the world did not hear about him until , when his first single, "Wanksta," appeared on the soundtrack of the film 8 Mile. As a result, the young rapper was constantly in the press, and his life became an open book. This was not a "studio gangsta," meaning a musician who makes up stories about drugs, violence, and murder in order to sell records; 50 Cent was the real deal.
The song that changed his life
Curtis James Jackson III born July 6, ,  better known by his stage name 50 Cent , is an American rapper, actor, television producer, and entrepreneur. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens , Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career and in he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records , but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In , after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back? Dre 's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. With the aid of Eminem and Dr. Dre who produced his first major-label album Get Rich or Die Tryin' , Jackson became one of the world's best selling rappers and rose to prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit which he leads de facto. Jackson had similar commercial and critical success with his second album, The Massacre , which was released in He released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition , in and as of is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal. He executive produces and stars in the show Power , which airs on Starz.
The first album that 50 Cent purchased
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Curtis Jackson, known as 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 One of the leading figures in early 21st-century "gangsta" rap, with side projects including the hip hop group G-Unit, investments in soda water companies and video games, 50 Cent has since branched out to become an actor and businessman. His career has been littered with feuds with other rappers, arrests and legal and financial difficulties, while his recent recording output has been sporadic.