50 Cent: Biography and music career

Published At: 04 March 2020 , 12:24 PM

Biography 50 Cent

50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson) (1975) - rap artist, entrepreneur, actor.

Curtis was born on July 6, 1975, in New York. His childhood in the biography of 50 Cent passed in Queens, mostly with his mother's parents - Sabrina Jones. When his mother died, James stayed with his grandmother. At the age of 11, he went in for sports - boxing, and at the age of 12, he began to sell drugs. In 1994, he was detained by the police and sentenced to three years. Having achieved early release, he took the pseudonym "50 Cent".

Since then, 50 Cent has taken pride of place in life. Having met in 1996 with Jay Mast Jay (owner of the Jam Master Jay Records label), he began to record, structure, and improve his songs. For the first time, his voice officially sounded in the song of the band "Onyx."

And in 1999, 50 Cent signed with Columbia Records, and the following year released the first unofficial album. The song "How to Rob" significantly increased the popularity of the artist, not only among listeners but also in musical circles. In May 2004, an attempt was made in Curtis's biography: eight bullets hit him. The rapper survived but was hospitalized. The official debut album of 50 Cent was released in 2003 - "Get Rich Or Die Tryin", became very successful. The second album, "The Massacre," was released in 2005, the third "Curtis" - in 2007.

50 Cent also finds time for business: he signed a contract with Reebok, voiced the heroes of video games. Curtis also wrote a book, memoirs, starred in an autobiographical film. In 2009, his album "Before I Self Destruct" was released.