50 Cent (musician)

50 Cent (musician)

50 Cent is the stage name of American rapper, Curtis James Jackson III. 50 Cent was discovered in 2002 by Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, where he quickly became on of the highest selling rappers, with his albums Get Rich or Die Trying and The Massacre.

About 50 Cent (musician)

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent (pronounced 'fitty cent'), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, record producer, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His album Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. Born in the South Jamaica of Queens, New York City, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers.