Artist Name: 50 Cent

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50 CentCurtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is a Grammy award nominated rapper, actor, singer, entrepreneur, author and founder of the hip hop group and label G-Unit.

After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he released his debut album Guess Who's Back Again in 2002. He was discovered by Eminem and Dr. Dre and then signed to Interscope Records. He has since released Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003), The Massacre (2006), Curtis (2007) and Before I Self Destruct (2009).

50 Cent has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Jay-Z, Ja Rule, The Game, Cam'ron, Fat Joe, and Rick Ross. He has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005, the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and Righteous Kill in 2008. 50 Cent is one of the richest hip-hop performers, having a net worth estimated at US $440 million in 2008.

Before 50 Cent ever inked a major deal, he built up a substantial fan base in New York through underground mixtapes. 50 Cent met up with Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC and was signed to his label to write all of Jay’s music. After he’d left JMJ, he signed to Columbia Records in 1996. On this label, he released Power of the Dollar, and the singles How to Rob and Ghetto Qua Ran. Columbia Records released him from the label after being shot on May 24th, 2000.

Around this time, Eminem had heard one of 50 Cent’s demo tapes and expressed a huge interest in him on MTV, as did Dr. Dre. Shortly after this, 50 Cent officially signed to Interscope Records. He was the first rapper to sign to the joint label owned by Dr. Dre and [artistEminem[/artist]. The first song he released on this record was entitled Wanksta and was featured on the 8 Mile soundtrack.

In its first week of release, his debut ”Get Rich Or Die Tryin’” sold 872,000 units - easily reaching Gold status. Within the second week it went Platinum (1 mil) and on April 12th, 2004 the RIAA certified it six times Platinum.

In 2005 he followed the success of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ with a new release - The Massacre (originally called St. Valentines Day Massacre until the release date was pushed back). The first single released off this, Disco Inferno, was a huge hit - he followed this hit up by the release of Candy Shop and then again with Just a Lil Bit.

In 2003 Interscope Records allowed 50 Cent to have his own label - G-Unit Records. He first signed Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck as the established members of G-Unit Records. In 2004, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent had signed The Game under a joint venture.


Top Track of Atist: 50 Cent

In Da Club - 50 Cent

In Da Club

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Candy Shop - 50 Cent

Candy Shop

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P.I.M.P. - 50 Cent

P.I.M.P.

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Just A Lil Bit - 50 Cent

Just A Lil Bit

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If I Can't - 50 Cent

If I Can't

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Disco Inferno - 50 Cent

Disco Inferno

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21 Questions - 50 Cent

21 Questions

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Ayo Technology - 50 Cent

Ayo Technology

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Many Men (Wish Death) - 50 Cent

Many Men (Wish Death)

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What Up Gangsta - 50 Cent

What Up Gangsta

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Back Down - 50 Cent

Back Down

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High All The Time - 50 Cent

High All The Time

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Patiently Waiting - 50 Cent

Patiently Waiting

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Wanksta - 50 Cent

Wanksta

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Window Shopper - 50 Cent

Window Shopper

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Get In My Car - 50 Cent

Get In My Car

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I Get Money - 50 Cent

I Get Money

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Piggy Bank - 50 Cent

Piggy Bank

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Heat - 50 Cent

Heat

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In da Club (dirty) - 50 Cent

In da Club (dirty)

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Outta Control - 50 Cent

Outta Control

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Amusement Park - 50 Cent

Amusement Park

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Intro - 50 Cent

Intro

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In My Hood - 50 Cent

In My Hood

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Poor Lil Rich - 50 Cent

Poor Lil Rich

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I'll Still Kill - 50 Cent

I'll Still Kill

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Hustler's Ambition - 50 Cent

Hustler's Ambition

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U Not Like Me - 50 Cent

U Not Like Me

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Best Friend - 50 Cent

Best Friend

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This Is 50 - 50 Cent

This Is 50

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Position Of Power - 50 Cent

Position Of Power

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Don't Push Me - 50 Cent

Don't Push Me

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Get Up - 50 Cent

Get Up

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My Life - 50 Cent

My Life

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Blood Hound - 50 Cent

Blood Hound

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God Gave Me Style - 50 Cent

God Gave Me Style

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Ski Mask Way - 50 Cent

Ski Mask Way

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Places to Go - 50 Cent

Places to Go

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The Good Die Young - 50 Cent

The Good Die Young

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Like My Style - 50 Cent

Like My Style

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Ryder Music - 50 Cent

Ryder Music

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OK, You're Right - 50 Cent

OK, You're Right

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Gunz Come Out - 50 Cent

Gunz Come Out

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