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50 Cent, popular gangsta rapper, was born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6th, 1975 in Jamaica section of Queens, New York. Although his childhood was spent immersed in the drug trade in Queens with his mother being shot and killed in a drug deal when he was only eight, the rapper was able to rise above it to become one of today's most successful rappers, topping 22 million in album sales worldwide.
50 Cent's music was heard by Eminem, who brought it to Dr. In February of 2003, 50 Cent released "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'", which was certified platinum in it's second week. Dre's attention, and the rapper was signed by Interscope Records. The album became 7x platinum, selling over 11 million copies world wide and 7 million in the US.
Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC met up with 50 Cent and the rapper was signed to his record label. After surviving being shot 9 times in May 2000, the rapper's debut album "Power of the Dollar" was shelved and 50 Cent left Columbia Records shortly after. After parting company with Jam Master Jay, 50 Cent was signed by Columbia Records in 1999.
In March of 2005, the rapper released "The Massacre". His first two singles from the album, "Disco Inferno" and "Candy Shop" scored hits and the third single, "Just A Lil' Bit" peaked at #3 on the Billboard 100.
50 Cent has a long-standing dispute with former friends Bang 'Em Smurf and Domination over internal conflicts. On the song "Love Me" off the 8 Mile soundtrack, 50 Cent criticized Lil' Kim for having breast implants and discusses why he refused her request to be in a video clip for her single "Magic Stick", which he refused to record with her, citing that the song was originally entitled to Miami rapper Trina.
50 Cent also had a feud with Jay-Z. 50 Cent and Jay-Z eventually squashed their beef, and they toured together in 2003. Jay-Z did not take too kindly to 50 Cent's mention of him on "How to Rob" and responded with a line in his song "It's Hot". Jay-Z and 50 Cent even appeared in a Reebok commercial together and are planning on working with rapper Freeway's sophomore album.
In 2005, it was followed by the sophomore album The Massacre. He scored a hit with the album's first two singles, "Disco Inferno" and "Candy Shop". It was originally entitled St. The third single, "Just A Lil' Bit" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2003, Interscope granted 50 Cent his own label, G-Unit Records. 50 Cent appointed his manager Sha Money XL as the president. The label signed on Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck as the established members of G-Unit. In 2004, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent had signed The Game under a joint venture. 50 Cent also signed Olivia, Spider Loc, M.O.P., and Mobb Deep to G-Unit Records in 2005. He plans to sign Mase of Bad Boy Records. 50 Cent has expressed interest in working with other rappers outside of G-Unit such as Freeway of Roc-A-Fella Records.
50 Cent starred in the poorly received semi-autobiographical 2005 film Get Rich or Die Tryin' directed by Jim Sheridan, and co-starring Joy Bryant and Terrence Howard. 50 Cent released a memoir about his life up to his success entitled From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens; the book was released on August 9, 2005. There are other books planned for release in 2007.
Controversy with Ja Rule and Murder Inc. Records
Before even signing to Eminem's and Dr. Dre's label, 50 Cent was engaged in a well-publicized dispute with rival rapper Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc. Records. The rappers engaged in numerous mix tape "disses," but have since ended the conflict. The conflict stemmed from the rapper's alleged robbery of Ja Rule's jewelry, which led to a confrontation and 50 Cent's stabbing. Before the release of Get Rich Or Die Tryin, Murder Inc alongside The Source began a smear campaign against the rapper. A restraining order document was floating around the Internet stating that 50 Cent had placed label CEO Irv Gotti and rapper Black Child in the document forging a belief that 50 Cent is a "snitch" or a police informant. Although 50 Cent dismissed the claims of not talking to police, the bad publicity continues to be a tool used by various rappers who have rivalries with G-Unit.
This was one of the most well known feuds in hip-hop history. 50 Cent accused Ja Rule of "singing" instead of rapping. Ja Rule retaliated, accusing him of insulting other rappers to gain fame. Ja Rule eventually tried to squash the beef with 50 Cent by using Louis Farrakhan in a televised interview. Ja Rule soon lost credibility when the interview was done a day before his album Blood In My Eye was released, leading 50 Cent to dismiss the interview as a blatant publicity stunt. The FBI is probing Murder Inc.'s ties to drug-kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff who is possibly involved in the murder of Jam Master Jay.
According to website The Smoking Gun, a 2003 search warrant affidavit for the Manhattan offices of the Murder, Inc. record label showed that McGriff was still trying to kill 50 Cent and that he "communicates with Murder Inc employees concerning the target." An excerpt of the affidavit reads:
"The investigation has uncovered a conspiracy involving McGriff and others to murder a rap artist who has released songs containing lyrics regarding McGriff's criminal activities. The rap artist was shot in 2000, survived and there after refused to cooperate with law enforcement regarding the shooting. Messages transmitted over the Murder Inc Pager indicate that McGriff is involved in an ongoing plot to kill this rap artist, and that he communicates with Murder Inc employees concerning the target."
50 Cent currently has an escalating feud with The Game. The Game, who was previously co-signed to G-Unit, was booted by 50 Cent. Fans mostly believed that 50 Cent and The Game were bonding at the time of The Documentary's release. The Game's major debut album was surrounded by controversy. Right after its release, 50 Cent felt that the rapper was disloyal for saying he wanted to work with artists G-Unit were feuding with and he formally dismissed the rapper. 50 Cent also claimed that he was not getting proper credit for the debut of the album. During that dispute, a member of The Game's entourage was shot and wounded after confrontation at Hot 97. After the situation between them escalated, 50 Cent and The Game decided to hold a press conference to announce their reconciliation. Many fans felt that the supposed feud, and particularly the incident at the radio station was a publicity stunt designed to boost the sales of the two albums the pair had just released. Nevertheless, even after the situation had apparently deflated, 50 Cent and G-Unit continued to feud with The Game, denouncing his street credibility in the media and claiming that without their support, he will not score a hit from his second album. The Game during a performance at the Summer Jam launched a boycott called "G-Unot".
After the performance at Summer Jam, The Game responded with a hard hitting diss titled "300 Bars And Runnin'", which directly addresses 50 Cent and G-Unit. 50 Cent has mixed feelings towards the diss, but nevertheless responded through his "Piggybank" video, which features The Game dressed as a Mr. Potato Head and parodies many other rivals. After numerous songs aimed at G-Unit, 50 Cent had responded to the The Game's
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