Curtis James Jackson, better known under the name 50 Cent, is one of the most prominent rap artists of today. He is talented, adventurous and has its own unique style, which, in fact, made it a real star. At present, the famous "Fifty" is on top of success. He is a frequent speaker on the stage, as well as pleases fans of his talent and bright notable roles in movies. But can we say that the way to the heights of popularity was given to him simply and easily? Of course not. After all, the fate of the famous rapper was a lot of strength tests.

Curtis James Jackson was born on July 6, 1975. His home became a poor New York City neighborhood of Queens, who at all times was not the best place for a child. At the time of the appearance of the son of his mother he was only fifteen years old. She was selling crack, and therefore spent most of his life on the street. In the education of their child, she almost did not participate, but feeling guilty about it, I am constantly trying to make amends with money.

One day she did ever left the life of her young son. Deciding to give up the old business, she fell out of favor with former friends, so soon died under very questionable circumstances. From this point Curtis was in the care of her grandmother. From the earliest years in the life of the rap artist was only two main passions - music and boxing. With eleven years he began to engage in sports, and also took a lot of time to devote to music lessons. However, the latest craze soon faded into the background, when the life of our today's hero first appeared drugs. According to some reports, as well as once his mother, Curtis was selling narcotic drugs since the age of twelve. For a long time, "boxing" and "crack" was the key word in his life. But at some point in the life of the musician after all there was a change. In 1994, he was arrested for drug possession and was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison. In prison, Curtis James Jackson spent only part of the due date, and for some time later, was able to get parole. Again returning to freedom, the young musician decided to finally make all the difference in my life. He gave up the drug trade, began again to compose music, and took the name 50 Cent is in honor of the famous gangster past.

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In 1996, the year Curtis James Jackson met with Jam Master Jay'em musician who greatly helped the young boy in the early stages of his work. He taught 50 Cent's work in the studio, feeling the beat, the right to build intonation. Together they were to record their first album, Curtis James, but release plate for unknown reasons failed.

Musician's debut album was released only in 2000. Unofficial album «Power of the Dollar», immediately became quite popular in certain circles in the United States, but because very soon, 50 Cent began often act "opening act" together with other rap artists. Rapid ascent to the top was interrupted because of the attempt on the life of a musician, what happened May 24, 2000-year. Right on the street rapper was shot nine times in the face and chest. A few days later he was on the border between life and death, but in the end, still managed to get out. The episode gave the musician strength and confidence, and very soon he began to work with renewed vigor. In 2002, he began to cooperate fruitfully with Eminem and his support recorded an album with the symbolic name «Get Rich or Die Tryin '». The album was a huge success, and for some time later, the geography of concert tours musician spread throughout America. Subsequently, the hero of our today released four successful albums, each of which was warmly received by the public. Major hits "fifty dollars" have become a real classic of the genre and earned him numerous awards and prizes. The total circulation of albums was nearly five million copies. Thus, already in the mid-2000s, 50 Cent has become one of the most popular artists in the United States.

CAREER In other industries, filmography
In parallel with the musical career of our today's hero also steadily been building a career in the film industry. Over the years, he starred in twenty-three films, many of which are surely well known to lovers of contemporary cinema. So, one of the most notable films include tapes is "Get Rich or Die," which, in fact, is the autobiography of a musician, as well as such films as "Home of the Brave", "frozen ground", "Righteous Kill," "Twelve." It is noteworthy that many of the actors' work musician received very high praise from critics. In addition, it is also worth noting that on the creation of some films ("Before I Self Destruct", "frozen ground") and the musician has also worked as a producer and / or writer. Special mention should also writing career 50 Cent. Currently, his bibliography includes about a dozen books. And it is impressive.

In addition to everything else as a model musician often participates in various advertising campaigns, as well as working as an organizer of boxing matches.

Novels and hobbies musician is rarely made public. The details of his personal life Curtis James Jackson usually keeps to himself. It is known only that in 1997, the famous rap artist born son - Marquis Jackson. Mother of the child was a girl named Shanigava Tompkins.

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In January 2014 Jackson said he planned to release Animal Ambition in the first quarter of the year, followed by Street King Immortal. [77][78] On February 20 he left Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope, signing with Caroline Records and Capitol Records. [79] According to Jackson, although he owed Interscope another album he was released from his contract because of his friendship with Eminem and Dr. Dre: "I'm a special case and situation. It's also because of the leverage of having the strong relationships with Eminem and Dr. Dre. They don't want me to be uncomfortable. They value our friendship to the point that they would never want [to jeopardize] it over that little bit of money. "[80] That day, he announced that Animal Ambition would be released on June 3[81] and released its first track. The song, "Funeral", was released with a video on Forbes. com. Produced by Jake One, it is a continuation of "50 Bars" from a previous album; two more tracks were scheduled for release on March 18. [82] At South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, Jackson performed "Hold On" from the new album. [83] That song and "Don't Worry 'Bout It" were released with accompanying videos on March 18. [84] According to Jackson, prosperity would be a theme of the album: "This project, I had to search for a concept, a really good concept, in my perspective, and that was prosperity. I outlined all the things that would be a part of prosperity, positive and negative [for Animal Ambition]. " [85]