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Curtis James Jackson III
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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). Both albums achieved multi-platinum success, selling over eleven million copies combined.

Born in South Jamaica, Queens, 50 Cent began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot nine times in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre — who produced his first major commercial successes — he became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.

50 Cent has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, The Game (2), Fat Joe and most recently 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.
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50 Cent - React album art Onyx React (Radio Edit) Onyx - React (Single) Def Jam Recordings, JMJ US 1998 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Woo (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Various Let It Be Various - Woo (Music From The Motion Picture) (Comp, Album) Epic US 1998 Sell This Version
XPCD2282 50 Cent - Still Smokin' 3 A Black Music Sampler album art Various Let It Be Various - Still Smokin' 3 A Black Music Sampler(2xCD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Epic, Columbia XPCD2282 UK 1998 Sell This Version
50 Cent - What'd You Come Here For? album art Trina & Tamara What'd You Come Here For? (Remix) and 2 more… Trina & Tamara - What'd You Come Here For? (Single) C2Records US 1999 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Shut 'Em Down album art Onyx React Onyx - Shut 'Em Down (Album) JMJ, Rush Associated Labels Russia 1998 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Trina & Tamara album art Trina & Tamara What'd You Come Here For (Remix) Trina & Tamara - Trina & Tamara (Album) C2Records Japan 1999 Sell This Version
44 79336 50 Cent - K.O.B.E. album art Kobe Bryant Thug Poet (A Cappella) and 2 more… Kobe Bryant - K.O.B.E.(12") Columbia 44 79336 US 1999 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Tell Em Why U Madd album art Madd Rapper How To Rob Madd Rapper - Tell Em Why U Madd (Album) Columbia Europe 1999 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Bring It All To Me album art Blaque Ivory* Bring It All To Me (Remix) Blaque Ivory* - Bring It All To Me (Maxi) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Track Masters, Track Masters, Track Masters Europe 1999 Sell This Version
CL 17 99 04 50 Cent - Vol.19 Da Hot Summer 99 album art DJ Siens Let It Be (as 50 Cents) DJ Siens - Vol.19 Da Hot Summer 99(Cass, Mixed) Compose Le 17 CL 17 99 04 France 1999 Sell This Version
HTFF02 50 Cent - Future Flava's Vol. 2 album art Various Bouncin (Accapella) (as Fifty Cents) and 1 more… Various - Future Flava's Vol. 2(12", Promo) Hot 97FM HTFF02 US 1999 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Bring It On Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Various Bring It All To Me (Remix) Various - Bring It On Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album, Comp) Epic, Sony Music Soundtrax, Play-Tone Canada 2000 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Welcome II Nextasy album art Next (2) Jerk Next (2) - Welcome II Nextasy (Album) Divine Mill, Arista US 1999 Sell This Version
ARPCD-3848 Next (2) Jerk Next (2) - Welcome II Nextasy - Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Arista ARPCD-3848 US 2000 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - I'm Tired Of Being Broke album art The Product G&B I'm Tired Of Being Broke (Clean) and 3 more… The Product G&B - I'm Tired Of Being Broke(CDr, Single, Promo) Columbia, Refugee Camp All Star Records none US 2000 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Wifey album art Next (2) Jerk (TV Track) and 2 more… Next (2) - Wifey (Single) Arista US 2000 Sell This Version
DJUNT-1001 50 Cent - You Know What's Up (Millenium Rapdown Remix) album art Donell Jones You Know What's Up (Club) and 3 more… Donell Jones - You Know What's Up (Millenium Rapdown Remix)(12", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) LaFace DJUNT-1001 US 2000 Sell This Version
ARDP-3838 50 Cent - Jerk album art Next (2) Jerk (Acappella) and 2 more… Next (2) - Jerk(12", Promo) Arista ARDP-3838 US 2000 Sell This Version
39 50 Cent - What's The Flavor? Vol. 39 album art DJ Poska Tired Of Being Broke DJ Poska - What's The Flavor? Vol. 39(Cass, Mixed, Promo) Funky Maestro Entertainment 39 France 2000 Sell This Version
SAMP051 50 Cent - Introducing Hot Joints From Shaft The Movie Soundtrack / Next - Welcome II Nextasy album art Various Jerk Various - Introducing Hot Joints From Shaft The Movie Soundtrack / Next - Welcome II Nextasy(CD, Promo, Smplr) BMG Nederland BV SAMP051 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
CAT 46529 Kobe Bryant Thug Poet (Snippet) Kobe Bryant - Visions (The Album)(Cass, Smplr) Track Masters CAT 46529 US 2000 Sell This Version
38 50 Cent - What's The Flavor? 38 album art DJ Poska Thug Poets DJ Poska - What's The Flavor? 38(Cass, Mixed, Promo) Funky Maestro Entertainment 38 France 2000 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Cheatin' On Me album art Kandi Cheatin' On Me (Track Masters Remix) and 1 more… Kandi - Cheatin' On Me (Single) Columbia US 2001 Sell This Version
50 Cent - What About My Life album art Self (21) aka Eddie Whispers (2) War Story Self (21) aka Eddie Whispers (2) - What About My Life (Album) Lethal Records (2) US 2001 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - Hev E. Components #3 - Kiss Da Game Goodbye! Pt. 1 album art DJ Clue Project's 2 Hot DJ Clue - Hev E. Components #3 - Kiss Da Game Goodbye! Pt. 1(Cass, Comp, Mixed) MasterTapes none Germany 2001 Sell This Version

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jussumen

jussumen

February 7, 2016
I like 50 1 Not everybody is a NAS or KRS-ONE or Rakim-Still Curtis lyrics are on point and with a strong beat he can spit fire. Is is his unique, rather limited vocal delivery that works for him, Check the G-UNIT mixtaßes ot his recent THE KANAAN mixtape, that really hit haard. Besides that he is clever and cares about his employoes making sure everybody can eat. Like Vube hit real talent is in the movies business-Kust watch that jail macimum security/GULAG with both american heroes (movies) Arnold Schwartenegger + Sylvester Sly Stallone escaping from that hell hole. Curtis maybe a side characterhere but he was the star next to Robert Dinero and on countless other block busters. He even got his own movie company GORILLA Enrtertinment.
I like that he is straight, doesn't derink, doesn't smoke and concentrates on the business side of things. Working with DRE showed him the way to make millions of dollars. Not bad for a stick up id and notorious street gangster !
5555mrzombiekilla

5555mrzombiekilla

July 29, 2015
50 cent is my favourite rapper, he is talented and releases good music. Get rich or die tryin' is his best album and is one of the best rap albums out there in my opinion. His beats are some of the best rap beats in the world and his lyrics are good
5555mrzombiekilla

5555mrzombiekilla

July 29, 2015
50 is one of the best rappers out there
his beats are great, lyrics are good!
noizyme

noizyme

March 3, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
I actually agree with mrdominic. when "50" was first in tracks (that I've ever heard), he was actually good (in a Notorious BIG song/remix). his flow was actually on target and he had a message...a rather bland message, but still a message. and now, people just hand him $50,000 bills and say, "that's a good song, 50" without listening to them. they obviously should like a lot of the music (produced by famed Dr. Dre), but if it wasn't for Dre and/or Eminem's fame, 50 would probably still be selling rocks. You can only spit rhymes outta that bullet-riddled head of yours for so long (with has become more or less a mumbling cavern of bragging-rites and profanity for shock value). Not a fan anymore.
mrDominic

mrDominic

January 11, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
I may well be lambasted for this comment, but there is something that has never quite "sat right" about this artist for me. It's not the content of his lyrics - all sorts of different musical styles have embraced the gangster lifestyle - it's more the way he makes words rhyme simply by pronouncing them the same, rather than by choosing words that actually rhyme.

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