Download PDF by Jeff Burlingame: 50 Cent. Hip-Hop Mogul

By Jeff Burlingame

The existence that fifty Cent used to be born into used to be something yet effortless. From growing to be up and not using a father, to drug dealing, to being shot 9 occasions and approximately wasting his lifestyles, 50 Cent needed to triumph over loads of struggles in his existence. yet this hip-hop biography won't in basic terms disguise these struggles, but in addition his upward thrust to changing into one of many largest and wealthiest names within the hip-hop international.

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That beast, 50 Cent, received five Grammy Award nominations in 2004, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album. Like many successful hip-hop artists before him, 50 Cent expanded upon his musical success with a line of other ventures. He created G-Unit Clothing Line, and began acting, starring in a film about his life, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, named after his recent hit album. He also wrote an autobiography titled From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens. Then he founded his own record label, G-Unit Records.

It kind of helped, though. It gave me a chance to take a step back and enjoy it from fans’ perspective. ” Image Credit: ©AP Images/Anthony Behar/Sipa USA In October 2013, 50 Cent appeared at the New York City premiere for the film Escape Plan in which he stars as the character Hush. The rapper will reportedly get back “in it” in 2014 with the release of his fifth and sixth studio albums, Animal Ambition and Street King Immortal. The latter originally was scheduled to be released earlier, but kept getting delayed for various reasons.

He told AOL Music, “You get shot nine times you feel like you here for a reason, ’specially when the guy shooting you is [right next to you]. ” Despite it all, 50 Cent didn’t give up on his dreams. Instead, he simply took a step backward. He returned to the streets, but this time it was with music on his mind. He had overcome too much adversity in his life to allow anything—even a near-fatal shooting—to stop him now. Chapter 2 Street Hustler From the beginning, it was evident life was not going to be easy for 50 Cent, who was born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975, in the South Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

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