50 Cent

50 Cent

Biography

50 Cent (born Curtis James Jackson, 6.7.1975)
50 Cent is an American rapper whose albums Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and The Massacre have both achieved multi-platinum status.

Childhood: Curtis Jackson was born in the Queens suburb of New York to Sabrina Jackson, a drug dealer. She died when Curtis was 8, when he was sent to live with his grandparents. Despite a disadvantaged start in life, Curtis Jackson competed in the Junior Olympics as an amateur boxer in the mid-1980's. However, he began dealing drugs during the 1980's crack epidemic, aged 12.)Jackson was arrested in 1994 for selling cocaine to an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to three to nine years in prison but served only six months in an incarceration boot camp.

The nickname '50 Cent' was adopted as a metaphor for change. He took the name from a robber in the 1980s named Kelvin Martin, whose nickname was also 50 Cent.

In 2000, when he had quit dealing to pursue a music career, he was shot nine times.

Musical Career: 50 Cent started out rapping in a friend's basement. When he was introduced to Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC, Jay taught him to count bars, structure songs and record tracks.

Jay produced his first record, though it was never released. In 1999, though, best-selling producers Trackmasters became interested in 50 Cent and signed him to Columbia Records. They recorded 36 songs in two weeks, half of which became the unofficially released album Power of the Dollar (2000). The controversial song 'How To Rob' earned him a support slot on Nas' tour.

50 Cent was then picked up by US rapper Eminem, who introduced him to Dr Dre, (who went on to produce 50 Cent's music) and signed him to Interscope Records, after he heard 50 Cent's debut album, Guess Who's Back?

Helped by Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his next album, 50 Cent became on the best-selling rap artists in the world. A new track, 'Wanksta' was included on the soundtrack to Eminem's film, 8 Mile and he also signed to Chris Lighty's Violator Management and Sha Money XL's Money Management Group.

His first commercial album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' was released in 2003. The album debuted at number one in the Billboard 200 and sold 872,000 in the first four days alone.

Interscope Records granted 50 Cent license to set up his own label, G-Unit Records. G-Unit released tracks by Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck and later, rap veterans Mobb Deep. 50 Cent released his second commercial album in 2005. Entitled The Massacre, it sold 1.4 million copies in the first four days and again reached number one in the Billboard 200.

The third album by 50 Cent, Curtis was released in 2007. The album was said to be inspired by his life before becoming a famous rap artist. It debuted at number two in the Billboard 200 charts and his wealth was recognized by Forbes which placed him second behind Jay-Z in the rap industry.

Personal Life: 50 Cent has been involved in a well-publicised feud with rapper Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc. Records. Engaging in various 'disses' via the medium of their own mixtapes, 50 Cent claimed that the feud began when Ja Rule spotted 50 Cent with a man who had robbed him of his jewellery. Ja Rule, on the other hand, claimed that it stemmed from aa video shoot in Queens, because 50 Cent could not stand Ja Rule getting so much respect from the neighbourhood.

In 2005, 50 Cent went on to start a feud with G-Unit rapper The Game. He felt that The Game was disloyal for refusing to back G-Unit in their dispute with other rappers and was also trying to work with rappers that they were feuding with. 50 Cent dismissed the Game from G-Unit on Hot 97 radio. G-Unit attempted to enter the radio building and one of his associates was shot in the leg during the attempt. They eventually were reconciled, and many fans wondered if the whole debacle was a publicity stunt.

50 Cent now lives in Farrington, Connecticut in the former home of Mike Tyson. His son lives in Long Island with 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend. The Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut declared October 12 2007 "50 Cent Curtis Jackson Day."



Biography by Contactmusic.com

50 Cent Locked In War Of Words With Boxer


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The Australian professional was one of the first athletes the hip-hop star signed when he launched a boxing promotions company with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in 2012, and Dib told the Sydney Daily Telegraph this week (begs08Feb16) the deal "was possibly the worst career move that I've made in my life" because 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, "basically knew nothing about the sport of boxing."

He also claims he has only received a fraction of what he was owed by Jackson, which the rapper disputed in a lengthy rant on Instagram.com as he ridiculed Dib's boxing skills by bringing up his humiliating defeat against Russian fighter Evgeny Gradovich in 2013.

Jackson writes, "The truth is Billy Dib is an ungrateful fighter who was deemed unwatchable by premium networks like Showtime and HBO when I met him. Floyd was mad at me for signing him in the first place. With a record of 35-1 (21 KOs), Dib must have fought 21 cab drivers in Australia because Evgeny Gradovich with a record of 15-0 (8 KOs) beat the s**t out of him, despite taking the fight on a month's notice.

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50 Cent Scores Legal Victory In Boxing Contract Lawsuit


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The In Da Club star signed Gamboa to his SMS Promotions firm in 2012, but the fighter claimed company bosses failed to deliver on their promises to book him three bouts a year.

In legal papers filed in a Connecticut court in October (15), Gamboa revealed he fought just once in 2013 and twice in 2014. He alleged he approached SMS executives to discuss terminating the deal, but claimed his request was ignored.

He asked a judge to force SMS bosses to act or free him from his contract, but representatives for the boxing promotion company placed the blame on Gamboa himself, claiming his 2014 loss to Terence Crawford led to broadcasting disinterest in his fights.

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Quincy Jones Threatens To Quit As Oscars Presenter


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The Oscar-nominated songwriter/producer claims he was asked to present with Pharrell Williams and rapper Common at the ceremony on 28 February (16) but he plans to withdraw if he cannot address the absence of black acting nominees onstage.

He said during a TV industry question-and-answer session in Miami, Florida he would be returning to Los Angeles to speak with the awards show bosses, and he plans to say to them, "If you don't let me speak on the lack of diversity, I'm not going to do it."

He adds, "I've been involved in the Academy longer than I care to remember... I was the first black board member, the first black conductor - I hate 'first black' because that means 'only'. I want the young African-American kids to know that the door is open."

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Chris Rock Under Pressure To Step Down As Oscars Host In Diversity Row


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Oscars host Chris Rock is coming under increasing calls to boycott the awards ceremony in the aftermath of the controversial nominations last week, in which none of the 20 acting nominations went to a black or ethnic minority actor.

#OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsStillSoWhite have kept the furore going on social media since the announcement of the major acting and directing categories happened a week ago, and now a number of celebrities including Furious 7 star Tyrese Gibson are arguing that Rock ought to step down as host.

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Meek Mill Challenges 50 Cent To Match $50,000 Water Donation To End Social Media Feud


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The two rap rivals traded shots on social media over the weekend (16-17Jan16) after Meek released the track Gave Em Hope, on which he poked fun at 50 for filing for bankruptcy last year (15).

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, responded to the jab by posting a photo of Meek's face in a poop emoji and dragging his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, into the dispute.

"Hey s**thead, your career is already over," he captioned the image. "you better focus on geting (sic) Nicki pregnant so you can at least get child support girl."

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50 Cent Tells Rap Rival Meek Mill To Get Nicki Minaj Pregnant So He Can Pick Up Child Support


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The two hip-hop hitmakers first fell out after Meek released a track in which he poked fun at 50 for filing for bankruptcy last year (15).

The In Da Club star shot back online over the weekend (16-17Jan16) by posting a photo of Meek's face in a poop emoji and adding the caption: "Hey s**thead, your career is already over. you better focus on geting (sic) Nicki pregnant so you can at least get child support girl."

50 also posted a video of him slapping Meek and another of Meek crying. He added, "Hip Hop's first retarded MC. This nut make (sic) Philly look bad."

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Copyright Case Against 50 Cent Dismissed


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A copyright suit filed against the rapper over his 2007 hit I Get Money was dismissed on Friday (15Jan16).

Tyrone Simmons, aka Young Caliber, filed papers against 50 and the song's producer William Stanberry in 2010, claiming they had infringed on his rights to use the instrumental for I Get Money.

Simmons also named Universal Music Group, Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment as defendants.

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Rick Ross: 'I Still Admire 50 Cent'


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The two rappers have been embroiled in a feud for years, and most recently, 50 Cent launched a $2 million (£1.3 million) lawsuit against Ross for sampling In Da Club on his mixtape Renzel Remixes.

The star recently lost a legal battle with Ross' ex-girlfriend, Lastonia Leviston, who accused 50 Cent of leaking a sex tape of her online in order to get back at Ross. He was ordered to pay her $5 million (£3.3 million) in damages, and another $2 million in punitive damages.

Ross and 50 Cent have not resolved their issues, but the Everyday I'm Hustlin' star admits he admires the 40 year old for staying strong through all his troubles.

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50 Cent Arrives At Los Angeles International Airport

50 Cent , Curtis Jackson - Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th January 2016

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50 Cent Wants Judge To Cut $7 Million Payout


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Last year (15), the rapper lost a legal battle with Lastonia Leviston after she accused him of leaking a sexually explicit clip she made with her then-boyfriend online in 2009 as part of a spoof video.

A judge ordered 50 Cent to hand her around $7 million (£4.7 million), but he has now filed a request asking for the payout to be cut to $1.6 million (£1.1 million).

The request was filed at a court in New York City on Wednesday (06Jan16), and Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten scolded the star's legal team for leaving the motion so late, saying, "(This issue) is being raised not at the 11th hour but at the 11:59 hour."

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50 Cent's Ex Posts Loved-up Photos Of Herself And Jason Derulo Online


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Joy recently dismissed reports suggesting she was dating the Talk Dirty singer after he posted a photo of them together during a night out in London in November (15) on Instagram.

The image was quickly deleted, but a source told Eonline.com the pair were dating.

Daphne, who is the mother of rapper 50 Cent's three-year-old son Sire, took to Twitter.com to dismiss the romance rumours, writing, "...being at the same place and time doesn't mean your (sic) an item..."

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Rock 'N Roll Wine Amplified 2015

50 Cent - Rock 'N Roll Wine Amplified 2015 - Day 2 at Las Vegas Village - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 10th October 2015

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2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day - Arrivals

Curtis Jackson /50 Cent/ - 2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day - Arrivals - New York, United States - Friday 11th September 2015

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2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day - Arrivals

Curtis Jackson /50 Cent/ - 2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 12th September 2015

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50 Cent Signs His Studio Mastered Sound Headphones

50 Cent , Curtis James Jackson III - 50 Cent signs his Studio Mastered Sound Headphones by Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson at Adorama in New York City - Manhattan, New York, United States - Thursday 10th September 2015

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50 Cent and Curtis James Jackson Iii
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50 Cent

Date of birth

6th July, 1973

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




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