Celebrity News : Curtis James Jackson III, better known as 50 Cent, is a rapper, actor, entrepreneur, executive producer, and singer. He was born on July 6, 1975, in Queens, South Jamaica, New York, United States. He has a net worth of $ 15 million
He was born in the poor and marginal suburbs of New York City. Her mother, Sabrina Jackson, was only 15 years old when she was brought to the world and murdered by a drug settlement when he was just eight. After that, his maternal grandparents took care of him. It is said that his father never knew him.
His beginnings were given in 1996 when he met DJ Jam Jay who taught him the secrets of Hip Hop.
With the mentioned DJ records his first disc, whose edition is continuously delayed until finally it is left side when the rapper receives an attack to its life in the year 2000. Its automobile is shot and saved by a miracle, receiving “only” A shot in his leg and another shot in his face.
50 Cent’s success begins when Nas listens to his song “How To Rob” and invites him to his promotional tour of the album “Nostradamus”, which included the song alongside “Thug Love”.
With little time to have signed with Columbia Records is expelled and blacklisted. As a result, he could not find a place to record in the United States, he decided to move to Canada recording several songs with his manager Sha Money XL and were taken to New York clandestinely, increasing its popularity.
Their first LP had a normal edition that titled “Guess Who’s Back?” Which was released in 2002 under the label Full Clip and G-Unit.
According to the success by this album receives the sponsorship of the own Eminem who persuaded him to sign for his own label. Thanks to Eminem he meets Dr. Dre and records “Get Rich or Die Tryin” which was released in early 2003 and was an immediate success, reaching the top spot on the Billboard 200.
For the year 2003, he founded his own record label called G-Unit Records, which signed several rappers like Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.
In 2005 he released his album “The Massacre”, collecting 1.14 million copies in just four days, becoming the first artist to have three tracks on the Billboard Top 5 in a single week with “Candy Shop”, Disco Inferno and ” Ho We Do “.
For September of 2007 releases its album inspired by experiences collected in his own life. It ranks # 2 on the Billboard 200 with more than 690,000 sales in the first week after Kanye West’s “Graduation.”
For September 2011, he launches a song entitled “Street King Energy Track # 7”, to promote its energy drink Street King. He also continued to release songs for Street King, to be compiled in a mixtape named “Street King Energy 2011”.
In January of 2013, his album “Street King Immortal” appears in this one collaborates artists like Alicia Keys, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, among others.
In 2014 he leaves Interscope Records, Shady Records, and Aftermath Entertainment to sign a contract with G-Uni Records for a distribution deal with Caroline Records and recording with Capitol Records.