Encyclopedia > 50 Cent

  Article Content

50 Cent

Larger photo
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.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Grateful Dead

... and also reflected a sense of adventure and a continuous quest for the "musical unknown"; more often than not, exploration and a search for continual newness were the ...

This page was created in 27 ms