50 Cent Biography
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 released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition on June 3, 2014, and is also reported to be working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal, which is set to be released on September 16.
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'Get witch or die tryin'' is the strapline for the Jimmy Kimmel parody
- Jun 6, 2014
Rapper says he will 'whoop comedian's ass' if he keeps telling the same joke
- Jun 5, 2014
Rapper jokes about his failed first throw at a New York Mets game
- Jun 4, 2014
Rapper missed his target during game against the Pittsburgh Pirates last night
- May 28, 2014
Headphone manufacturer Sleek won a case against the rapper
- Apr 9, 2014
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- Aug 30, 2007
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- Oct 13, 2003
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- Mar 21, 2003
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- Mar 21, 2003
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