50 Cent

Birthday: July 6, 1975 (New York City, U.S.)

Nick Names: Boo Boo, Fiddy

Last Album Released: Animal Ambition (2014)

About

 

50 Cent began selling narcotics at the age of 12 in the Queens community of South Jamaica during the 1980s crack epidemic. He begin his career in music in 2000, producing Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records; unfortunately, he was shot days well before the album’s scheduled release, and the CD never was released, only to be found later by Eminem.

50 Cent rose to popularity in the East Coast hip-hop scene with the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre who produced his debut major-label record Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

He formed G-Unit Records in 2003, enrolling his G-Unit allies Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. He also ventured in TV as executive-produced and acted in the tv series Power (2014-2020), and is set to create its spin-offs.

Unknow Facts

 

– The actual 50 Cent title was given to Curtis Jackson by Kelvin Martin, a Brooklyn robber in 1980.
– Outside of his grandmother’s home in Queens, New York, 50 Cent was shot nine times.
– His debut song, “How To Rob,” made fun of robbing the top musicians of the moment, including Mariah Carey, Master P, Timbaland, and Jay-Z.
– 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
– 50 Cent recorded 36 songs in just 18 days for Columbia from which he was dropped later.

Best Work

 

– Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
– The Massacre (2005)
– Curtis (2007)
– Before I Self Destruct (2009)
– Animal Ambition (2014)

Awards & Recognitions

 

Grammy Awards

– “Crack A Bottle”(with Eminem & Dr. Dre) – Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group (2010)

BET Awards

– 50 Cent – Best New Artist (2003)
– G-Unit – Best Group (2003)

BET Hip Hop Awards

– 50 Cent – Hustler Of The Year (2007)

 

50 Cent

Cam'ron Recalls Past Beef With Nas & 50 Cent; Says He Doesn't Understand Current Rap Feuds

Cam’ron Recalls Past Beef With Nas & 50 Cent; Says He Don’t Understand Current Rap Feuds

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Cam'ron speaks on past beef with Nas, and 50 Cent following ongoing rap feuds.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent & Eminem Featured In Grey's Anatomy Parody Skit On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent & Eminem Featured In “Grey’s Anatomy” Parody Skit On Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Eminem appear in Jimmy Kimmel Live skit.

Dr. Dre Announces Eminem Is Dropping His New Album This Year

Dr. Dre Announces Eminem Is Dropping His New Album This Year

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Eminem to drop his new album this year in 2024.

Eminem, 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg Presents Dr. Dre With Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

Eminem, 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg Presents Dr. Dre With Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

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Dr. Dre honored with his own Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

Nelly Says His Era Of Music Was Toughest In Hip-Hop Because Of JAY-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent & More

Nelly Says His Era Of Music Was Toughest In Hip-Hop Because Of JAY-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent & More

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Nelly looks back at hip-hop competition during his era of music.

Ja Rule Claims He Once Beat 50 Cent In One-On-One Fist Fight

Ja Rule Claims He Once Beat 50 Cent In One-On-One Fist Fight

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Ja Rule says his beef with 50 Cent is one-sided.

50 Cent Praise Andrew Schulz For Gay Jokes On Meek Mill This Guy Is Funny As Hell

50 Cent Praise Andrew Schulz For Gay Jokes On Meek Mill: “This Guy Is Funny As Hell”

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50 Cent takes a dig at Meek Mill over Andrew Schulz's gay jokes.

Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg & More Posts Birthday Wishes For Dr. Dre

Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg & More Posts Birthday Wishes For Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre celebrates his 59th Birthday.

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