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

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.

Eminem Is Ready For Collab Album With 50 Cent That Sht Would Be Crazy

Eminem Is Ready For Collab Album With 50 Cent: “That Sh*t Would Be Crazy”

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Eminem responds to a question about the 50 Cent collab album.

Icewear Vezzo On Meeting Eminem I Told Him It's All Love & Respect

Icewear Vezzo On Meeting Eminem: “I Told Him It’s All Love & Respect”

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Icewear Vezzo describes meeting Eminem at 50 Cent's show.

Nicki Minaj Teases New Collaboration With 50 Cent Send My Verse In Sir

Nicki Minaj Releases New “Beep Beep” Remix Feat. 50 Cent

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Nicki Minaj enlisted 50 Cent for the "Beep Beep" remix.

Nicki Minaj Teases New Collaboration With 50 Cent Send My Verse In Sir

Nicki Minaj Teases New Collaboration With 50 Cent: “Send My Verse In Sir”

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Nicki Minaj demands verse from 50 Cent for Pink Friday 2.

Rick Ross Takes Shots At 50 Cent After Being Mocked For Low Album Sales

Rick Ross Takes Shots At 50 Cent After Being Mocked For Low Album Sales

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Rick Ross and 50 Cent again mocks each other on social media.