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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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FC-053 50 Cent - No Dough / Money / Never Gonna Leave / The Good Die Young album art 50 Cent No Dough / Money / Never Gonna Leave / The Good Die Young(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Trackmasters) FC-053 US 1999 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - Anything / Thug Love album art Jay-Z / 50 Cent Feat Destiny's Child Jay-Z / 50 Cent Feat Destiny's Child - Anything / Thug Love(7", M/Print, Unofficial) Beast Mode none Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
TL 001 50 Cent - Thug Love (UK Garage Remix) album art 50 Cent Featuring Destiny's Child 50 Cent Featuring Destiny's Child - Thug Love (UK Garage Remix)(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (50 Cent), Not On Label (Destiny's Child) TL 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
UNTD-006 50 Cent - Ain't Right / Jackin' For Jay-Z album art Sonya Blade* & Carl Thomas / 50 Cent Sonya Blade* & Carl Thomas / 50 Cent - Ain't Right / Jackin' For Jay-Z(12", Maxi, Unofficial) United Entertainment UNTD-006 US 2000 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - Da Heatwave album art 50 Cent Da Heatwave(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (50 Cent) none US 2001 Sell This Version
NAS 1287 50 Cent - Who U Rep With album art Nas / 50 Cent / Nature (4) Nas / 50 Cent / Nature (4) - Who U Rep With(12", Promo, Unofficial) New York DJ Service NAS 1287 US 2002 Sell This Version
TKK-1387 Missy Elliott Featuring 50 Cent / 702 Featuring Clipse Missy Elliott Featuring 50 Cent / 702 Featuring Clipse - Work It / Star(12", Unofficial) The Killah Kuts TKK-1387 US 2002 Sell This Version
50 Cent - In The Club / Bonnie & Clyde (Hi-Jack Remixes) album art 50 Cent / Jay-Z 50 Cent / Jay-Z - In The Club / Bonnie & Clyde (Hi-Jack Remixes) (Single) Not On Label (50 Cent), Not On Label (Jay-Z) UK 2003 Sell This Version
50 Cent - In Da Club album art 50 Cent In Da Club Money Studies Records US 2003 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - Many Men / 21 Question album art 50 Cent Many Men / 21 Question(7", Unofficial) Free Flow none Jamaica 2003 Sell This Version
50 Cent - Many Men (Sleng Teng Remix) album art 50 Cent Many Men (Sleng Teng Remix) Remix Factory UK 2003 Sell This Version
50 Cent / Missy Elliott 50 Cent / Missy Elliott - 21 Refix / Gossip Refix Not On Label (50 Cent), Not On Label (Missy Elliott) UK 2003 Sell This Version
50-1 50 Cent - Shorties Birthday Party album art It's 50* Shorties Birthday Party(12", Promo, Unofficial) Smokin' Joints (Not Joints To Be Smoked) Recordings 50-1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
50TR1 50 Cent - The Remixes album art 50 Cent The Remixes(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (50 Cent) 50TR1 US 2003 Sell This Version
FC 347 50 Cent - Bump Dat / No One On One album art 50 Cent Bump Dat / No One On One(12", Unofficial) Xclusive Records FC 347 US 2003 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - In Da Club / That Body album art 50 Cent / B2K 50 Cent / B2K - In Da Club / That Body(7", Unofficial) Free Flow none Jamaica 2003 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - Many Men / Snake album art 50 Cent / R. Kelly & Tiger 50 Cent / R. Kelly & Tiger - Many Men / Snake(7", Unofficial) 97 Crew none Jamaica 2003 Sell This Version
MYST BTY 004 Kelly Rowland / 50 Cent Kelly Rowland / 50 Cent - Stole (Drum & Bass Mix) / In Da Club (Drum & Bass Mix)(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Kelly Rowland), Not On Label (50 Cent) MYST BTY 004 UK 2003 Sell This Version
GO 6 50 Cent - No Way Back (In Da Club) / Fire album art 50 Cent, Adonis / Joe Budden 50 Cent, Adonis / Joe Budden - No Way Back (In Da Club) / Fire(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (GO Series) GO 6 UK 2003 Sell This Version
PEACH003 50 Cent In Da Club(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Peach Series) PEACH003 2003 Sell This Version
PROMO-0694935700 50 Cent - Remixes album art 50 Cent Remixes(12", Promo, Unofficial) Shady Records (2), G Unit (2), Aftermath Entertainment (2), Interscope Records (2), Violator Records (2) PROMO-0694935700 US 2003 Sell This Version
ECC 320 50 Cent - The World On Smash / Shine With Me / Riding Thru The Hood album art 50 Cent / Dr. Dre & Neptunes* 50 Cent / Dr. Dre & Neptunes* - The World On Smash / Shine With Me / Riding Thru The Hood(12", Unofficial) East Coast Connection ECC 320 US 2003 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - High All The Time / Fabulous album art 50 Cent / Jahiem* 50 Cent / Jahiem* - High All The Time / Fabulous(7", Unofficial) 97 Crew none Jamaica 2003 Sell This Version
50CCEP2003 50 Cent - The Collaboration Ep album art 50 Cent The Collaboration Ep(12", EP, Unofficial) Not On Label (50 Cent) 50CCEP2003 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none 50 Cent - Magic Stick / Where Is The Love album art 50 Cent / Black Eyed Peas 50 Cent / Black Eyed Peas - Magic Stick / Where Is The Love(7", Unofficial) Entertainment Inc. none Jamaica 2003 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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