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50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. His album The Massacre has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA and has sold 11 million copies worldwide. Born in South Jamaica, Queens, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. Jackson has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Cam'ron, Rick Ross, and former G-Unit members The Game and Young Buck. He has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005, the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and Righteous Kill in 2008. 50 Cent was ranked as the sixth best artist of the 2000–2009 decade by Billboard magazine. The magazine also ranked him as the fourth top male artist and as the third top rapper behind Eminem and Nelly. Billboard magazine also ranked him as the sixth best and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000–2009 decade and as the number one rap artist of the 2000–2009 decade. Billboard ranked his album Get Rich or Die Tryin' as the twelfth best album of the 2000–2009 decade and his album The Massacre as the 37th best album of the 2000–2009 decade. He is currently working on his fifth studio album, Black Magic, which currently has no official release date but is expected to be released later in 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article 50 Cent, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 6, 1975 In Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Boneyard
Latest Project:
Movie Den of Thieves 2: Pantera 2024
Known For
Poster of DJ Juice: The King is Back Mixtape Blend DVD Vol. 70
Poster of Beef III
Poster of Beef II
Poster of CD:UK
Movie Boneyard Chief Carter 2024
Movie Den of Thieves 2: Pantera Enson Levoux 2024
Movie Skill House 2024
Movie Expend4bles Drew 'Easy Day' Farrell 2023-09-15
Movie You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage) 2021-12-03
Movie LA Originals Self 2020-04-10
Series Power Confidential 2019-08-26
Movie Escape Plan: The Extractors Hush 2019-06-20
Movie Escape Plan 2: Hades Hush 2018-06-05
Movie Den of Thieves Levi Enson Levoux 2018-01-18
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 50 Cent 2016-06-03
Movie Spy 50 Cent 2015-05-06
Movie Champs Self 2015-03-13
Movie Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story Himself 2015-03-05
Movie Southpaw Jordan Mains 2015-03-24
Movie The Prince The Pharmacy 2014-08-22
Series Power Kanan 2014-06-07
Movie Escape Plan Hush 2013-10-09
Movie Last Vegas 50 Cent 2013-10-31
Movie The Frozen Ground Pimp Clate Johnson 2013-07-11
Series The Finder Unknown 2012-01-12
Movie Freelancers Malo 2012-08-10
Movie How to Make Money Selling Drugs Self 2012-09-07
Movie Fire with Fire Lamar 2012-08-31
Movie Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry Himself 2012-11-24
Movie All Things Fall Apart Deon 2011-03-05
Movie Blood Out Detective Hardwick 2011-04-25
Movie Setup Sonny 2011-10-17
Movie 13 Jimmy 2010-03-12
Movie Gun Rich 2010-06-10
Movie Twelve Lionel 2010-07-30
Movie Caught in the Crossfire Tino 2010-07-13
Movie Morning Glory Self 2010-11-10
Movie DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd Self (archive footage) 2009-03-19
Movie Dead Man Running Thigo 2009-01-29
Movie DJ Juice: The King is Back Mixtape Blend DVD Vol. 70 Self (archive footage) 2009-07-06
Movie Streets of Blood Stan Green 2009-07-13
Movie Before I Self Destruct Clarence 2009-11-16
Movie Live! Himself 2008-01-23
Movie Elvis: Viva Las Vegas Self 2008-09-16
Movie Righteous Kill Spider 2008-09-11
Movie 50 Cent - Live in Concert 50 Cent 2007-08-10
Movie Hoodz: Big Beef Actor 2007-10-02
Movie Home of the Brave Jamal Aiken 2006-12-15
Movie Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop Himself 2006-06-27
Movie The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent 50 Cent 2005-03-08
Movie Letter to the President Self 2005-03-29
Movie 50 Cent: Who Dares Wins Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Beef III Self 2005-11-15
Movie 50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die Self (archive footage) 2005-12-09
Movie Get Rich or Die Tryin' Marcus 2005-11-09
Movie Live 8 Self 2005-11-07
Series Top of the Pops Reloaded Unknown 2005-09-17
Movie Hip-Hop Honeys: Las Vegas Self 2005-07-05
Movie Beef II Himself 2004-08-30
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Beef Himself 2003-08-03
Series Top of the Pops Saturday Unknown 2003-09-20
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie 50 Cent - The New Breed Himself 2003-04-15
Movie Born To Ball Himself 2003-07-15
Movie 50 Cent - Shoot First Himself 2003-04-22
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Series Making the Video Unknown 1999-07-11
Series CD:UK Unknown 1998-08-29
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 1964-01-01