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

Drake Makes His Forbes Five Debut Among Richest Hip-hop Stars


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Publication editors annually rank the top-earning hip-hop superstars for The Forbes Five, and Drake has made his debut among the top flight for the first time in his career.

His net worth is estimated at $60 million (£41 million), thanks to his music and touring revenue, as well as endorsement deals with Nike, Apple and Sprite, placing him at five on the new survey.

However, Drake, who is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label, still has way to go before he climbs further up the poll.

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50 Cent Apologises To Airport Janitor After Mocking Him In Social Media Video


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The hip hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, posted a video of 19-year-old janitor Andrew Farrell pushing a cart of cleaning supplies through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Instagram last Sunday (01May16), and when the employee failed to respond to the musician, 50 accused him of being high on drugs.

He said in the clip, "Look at him. What kind of s**t do you think he took before he got to work today? He high as a motherf**ker right here in the airport. Pupils dilated - the new generation is f**king crazy."

The video went viral before the rapper took it down after realising he had been insensitive when Andrew's stepfather, Ken Kramer, revealed the teen suffers from social anxiety disorder and hearing impairment.

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50 Cent Angrily Slammed For Mocking Janitor With Social Anxiety Disorder At Airport


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Rapper 50 Cent has provoked outrage online after he posted a video online in which he poked fun at an airport janitor for being high on drugs, when in fact he suffers from severe social anxiety.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, posted a video to his Instagram – which he has since deleted – in which he can be heard insulting the cleaner at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky airport, who is pushing a trolley as he walks past ignoring the rapper as he asks his name, taunting him for looking like he was “high”.

“Look at him, look at him, what kind of s*** do you think he took before he got to work today," Jackson says, pointing his phone camera at Farrell. "He is high as a motherf***** right here in the airport. Pupils dilated and everything. The new generation is f***ing crazy!”

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50 Cent Threatened With Lawsuit Over Airport Video


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The hip hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, posted video of 19-year-old airport janitor Andrew Farrell pushing a cart of cleaning supplies through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Instagram on Sunday (01May16).

After the employee failed to respond to Jackson, the 40-year-old rapper accused him of being on drugs, saying, "Look at him. What kind of s**t do you think he took before he got to work today? He high as a motherf****r right here in the airport. Pupils dilated - the new generation is f***ing crazy."

The video has since gone viral and Andrew's stepfather Ken Kramer has come forward to explain the teen suffers from social anxiety disorder and hearing impairment. His mother has also demanded the In Da Club star apologise for his comments.

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50 Cent Slammed By Family Of Janitor He Accused Of Drug Taking


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The hip hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, posted a video on Instagram on Sunday (01May16) of 19-year-old airport janitor Andrew Farrell pushing a cart of cleaning supplies through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

After the airport employee failed to respond to Jackson, the 40-year-old rapper accused him of being on drugs, saying, "Look at him. What kind of s**t do you think he took before he got to work today? He high as a motherf****r right here in the airport. Pupils dilated - the new generation is f***ing crazy."

However after the video went viral, a former classmate of the teenager identified the airport worker as Andrew and stated that he had difficulties with social interaction.

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50 Cent Opens Resort In Morocco


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The In Da Club star, real name Curtis Jackson, has partnered with entrepreneur Olivier Da Silva to open Fiesta Beach, a club, hotel and restaurant located in Marrakesh.

According to reports, the establishment was slated to open on Friday (29Apr16).

The news emerges a year after the 40-year-old uploaded a video to Instagram.com, showing workers completing construction on a new mansion in Africa.

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Dj Whoo Kid Arrested


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The DJ, who is signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, was pulled over by police in New York City in the early hours of Tuesday after failing to use his headlights while cruising around Manhattan.

When officers ran his details through their system, they discovered his driver's license had been suspended due to a previous incident in 2014, and there was a warrant out for his arrest as he had failed to show up for a court date.

He was subsequently taken into custody, but was released hours later after paying a fine.

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50 Cent's Representative Denies Third Son Claim


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The In Da Club star told fans on social media over the weekend (23-24Apr16) that he met his third son, a 10-year-old boy named Davian, at a meet-and-greet in New York earlier this month (Apr16).

"My life is full of surprises," 50 Cent wrote alongside a picture of him with the boy. "This little guy is my son DAVIAN. He started crying, I was thinking why you crying i gotta pay for this s**t."

However, his representative has now issued a statement insisting 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, isn't Davian's father and he has simply decided to become a mentor to Davian.

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Riddle As 50 Cent Introduces 'Third' Son


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The In Da Club star posted a picture on Instagram and Facebook over the weekend (23-24Apr16) showing him posing with a young boy, who is crying, at a meet-and-greet in New York earlier this month (Apr16).

"My life is full of surprises, this little guy is my son Davian," he writes. "He started crying, I was thinking why you crying I gotta pay for this s**t. Lmao (laughing my a** off)."

Many fans have speculated on social media that 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, was performing an elaborate prank and is still only father to Marquise,18, and Sire, three.

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50 Cent Submits Repayment Plan To Bankruptcy Judge


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The In Da Club hitmaker, real name Curtis Jackson, filed for bankruptcy in a Connecticut court last year (Jul15) and he reportedly owes a string of creditors a total of over $30 million (£21 million).

Last month (Mar16), the 40-year-old allegedly reached a deal with creditors to pay around 74 per cent of what he owes, and he has now submitted that agreement to a bankruptcy judge.

According to TMZ.com, 50 Cent will pay $23 million (£16.1 million) over the next five years. Bosses at Sleek Audio will get $17.3 million (£12.1 million), while executives at SunTrust Bank will receive $4.9 million (£3.4 million). Meanwhile, Lastonia Leviston, who successfully sued the star for leaking footage from her sex tape and won $7 million (£4.9 million) in damages, has reportedly settled on $6 million (£4.2 million).

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50 Cent And Jeremih Perform At Drais Nightclub

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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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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

Date of birth

6th July, 1973

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.83




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