50 Cent – A Brief Biography

50 Cent (aka Curtis James Jackson) has been an explosive figure in the hip hop market since his significant label debut in 2003. Regardless of a tough childhood and youth, he has managed to pull himself out of the streets with unique rhymes and an ear for finding other rap talents.

50 Cent became rap’s golden boy when he was signed for a reported one particular million with Eminem’s Shady/Aftermath label. Emininem and rap superstar Dr. Dre constructed upon 50’s currently present talent to produce the monster single “In Da Club.” This 50 Cent song was featured on his 1st main label album “Get Wealthy or Die Tryin'” which was released in 2003. The 50 Cent video for the song incorporated appearances by each Eminem and Dr. Dre, which catapulted his success.

Right after the good results of the album, Interscope records granted 50 cent with his personal record label G-Unit Records. He right away signed Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, childhood pals, for the label. He joined these artists in a group referred to as G-Unit, which released “Beg for Mercy” in 2003. Later additions the label incorporated Young Buck, Olivia, Mob Deep and Young Hot Rod. 2008 saw a second album from the G-Unit group referred to as “T.O.S: Terminate on Sight”.

At the identical time, he started perform on his second studio release entitled “The Massacre.” The album sold 1.14 million copies in the 1st four days. The 50 Cent videos for “Candy Shop,” “Disco Inferno” and “How We Do” helped spot these 3 songs within the top five Billboard singles in the same week.

50 Cent’s good results is driven by his want to overcome his rough childhood and the shooting in May 2000 that place his rap profession on hold. He was born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York to a teenage mother. He was raised by his grandparents after his mother’s murder when he was eight. By 12, 50 Cent was promoting crack on the streets and taking guns to school. After many arrests for the duration of his late teens, he began to grow to be interested in music.

For the duration of the late 1990s, he appeared on many records by other artists and was signed to Columbia records in 1999. He recorded thirty-six songs in two weeks and was ready to release “Power of the Dollar” when he was shot. 50 Cent was attacked outside of his grandparent’s home and was shot nine occasions. His shooter was never ever officially charged but was killed in the streets 3 weeks later. In 50 Cent pictures ahead of and soon after the shooting, one particular can see the slight damage to his left cheek from the shooting.

Columbia records dropped the artist immediately, taking into consideration him also risky. However, this did not quit his need to turn out to be a rap star. Whilst 50 Cent was recovering, he recorded thirty songs for rap mix tapes, which helped him construct his reputation. It was on a single of these mix tapes exactly where Eminem initial heard his music.

In addition to his wide discography, 50 Cent teamed with Reebok in 2003 to distribute G-Unit Sneakers. He also has a G-Unit Clothes firm. He produced his way into the video game world with the 2005 release of 50 Cent: BulletProof. A comply with up to the game, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, was released in early 2009. He has also appeared in the films “Get Wealthy or Die Tryin'”, “Residence of the Brave” and “Righteous Kill”.

50 cent’s third album Curtis was released in September of 2007 and sold 691,000 copies in the first week. His fourth album, Just before I Self Destruct is anticipated for a spring 2009 release.