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50 Cent (born July 6, 1976) is a New York City rapper who rose to great prominence within the hip hop community in early 2003. He was born in the neighborhood of south Jamaica in Queens, New York with the name Curtis Jackson.

The former protege of Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay, 50 Cent has just released his debut album "Get Rich Or Die Tryin", which featured the singles "In Da Club" and "Wanksta". This was produced by Eminem and Dr. Dre.

50 Cent had previously released underground albums, but did not gain exposure to a mainstream audience until he was discovered by Eminem, who was impressed by his talents and signed him to a joint deal between Shady and Aftermath Records.

Later that year, he performed at the MTV 2003 Movie Awards[?]. He is touring with Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and Sean Paul[?] for the "Roc The Mic Tour." He has also been featured in magazines, MTV, and BET.



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