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50 Cent News

50 Cent to pay more than £9m for copying headphone design

Headphone manufacturer Sleek won a case against the rapper

  • Apr 9, 2014

50 Cent pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

The rapper was ordered to stay away from his ex-partner in court in Los Angeles earlier today

  • Aug 5, 2013

50 Cent cancels appearance at Birmingham branch of Argos after domestic violence arrest

The rapper was due to visit the store on Union Street today (July 8) to promote his range of headphones

  • Jul 8, 2013

50 Cent denies domestic violence charges

Rapper accused of attacking his ex girlfriend and trashing her home in Los Angeles

  • Jul 5, 2013

50 Cent charged with domestic violence after attacking ex girlfriend

If convicted, the rapper could face up to five years in prison

  • Jul 4, 2013

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50 Cent Music Videos

Chris Brown, 50 Cent: les chanteurs les plus sexy au cinéma ! Play Video

Chris Brown, 50 Cent: les chanteurs les plus sexy au cinéma !

50 Cent en bad boy torse nu ? Nous non plus en ne s'en plaint pas ! Retrouve une sélection des plus beaux chanteurs au cinéma ! Âmes sensibles s'abstenir ! - KassDED : La chaine du hip-hop ! Abonne-toi :...

Pilot Play Video

Pilot

Watch the official Pilot video by 50 Cent in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Don't Worry 'Bout It Play Video

Don't Worry 'Bout It

Watch the official Don't Worry 'Bout It video by 50 Cent in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Hold On Play Video

Hold On

Watch the official Hold On video by 50 Cent in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Major Distribution Play Video

Major Distribution

Watch the official Major Distribution video by 50 Cent in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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50 Cent Reviews

50 Cent Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

50 Cent Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

Ayo Technology

  • Aug 30, 2007

50 Cent : P.I.M.P

Mega-bling rapper lives up to cheapskate name on monolithic single...

  • Oct 13, 2003

50 Cent : New York Uniondale Nassau Coliseum

Meet the future of hip-hop.

  • Mar 21, 2003

50 Cent : In Da Club

...in his hands this party anthem is lifted into the realms of the truly spectacular...

  • Mar 21, 2003

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50 Cent Biography

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor from New York City, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin, has been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the de facto leader.

Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Jackson 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 at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson 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.

Throughout his music career, Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. 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. 50 Cent was ranked as the sixth-best artist of the 2000s by Billboard magazine. The magazine also ranked him as the fourth top male artist and as the third top rapper behind Eminem and Nelly. Billboard magazine also ranked him as the sixth best and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s and as the number one rap artist of the 2000s. Billboard ranked his album Get Rich or Die Tryin' as the twelfth best album of the 2000s and his album The Massacre as the 37th best album of the 2000s. 50 Cent is currently working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal, which is to be released in 2014.

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