Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, entrepreneur,
investor, and actor from New York City, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich
or Die Tryin' and The Massacre.
Curtis James Jackson III
July 6, 1975 ( age
South Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
Rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor
G-Unit, DJ Whoo Kid, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Sha Money XL
a hustler, who passed away when he was 8 years old
in 1996 after meeting Jam Master Jay (of Run-D.M.C.), who gave him a tape of beats and asked him to rap over it
Stabbed at the Hit Factory studio on West 54th Street in Manhattan
On May 24th, 2000, he was shot nine times with a 9mm pistol
Siging with Shady/Aftermath and releasing the singles "Wanksta" and "In da Club" from "Get Rich or Die Tryin'"
He worked with Glacéau to create a vitamin water drink called Formula 50. In 2007, Coca-Cola purchased
Glacéau for US$4.1 billion. Forbes estimated Jackson, who owns a stake in the company, earned $100 million from
the deal after taxes
2005 - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
(semi-autobiographical film playing the lead Marcus)
2008 - 50 Cent: The Money and the Power
2014 - Power (produced by 50 Cent - airing on Starz)
50 Cent Quotes
"The only thing that I'm scared of is not livin' up to the expectations of Dr. Dre and Eminem."
Don't much good come from me, but my music
Is a gift given from God so I'm gonna use it."
"Everyone else is just mad 'cause I came from the bottom wthout them."
"Hate it or love it, the underdogs come out on top."
"You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house and if you got a glass jaw, you should watch yo mouth: cause I'll break yo face."
50 Cent Awards
ECHO Music Award (German Grammy) for Künstler/Künstlerin/Gruppe des
Jahres international "The Massacre"
BRAVO Otto - "HipHop
International" Silver Otto
American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (The Massacre)
best international breakthrough artist (2004)
ECHO Music Award (German Grammy) for Hip Hop
/ R&B "Get Rich Or Die Trying"