When he was underground he was one of the best rappers alive next to 2pac and Notorious B.I.G.. Most people don't understand him because they don't listen to his albums completely. The best album that never got released in the late 90's when he was underground is "Power of the Dollar". Listen to this album in Youtube or through Limewire and you'll notice he used to be king of hip hop. Got shot in 2000 nine times, in the hand (a round hit his right thumb and came out of his pinky), arm, hip, both legs, chest, and left cheek. He got dropped off Columbia Records after the shooting. Soon Eminem introduced 50 Cent to Dr. Dre because Eminem listened to his mixtape "Guess Who's Back" and heard 50's talent was incredible and was surprised. Soon he released the album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" which went platinum 7x and 872,000 copies in the first four days. Soon Interscope Records granted 5 his own label "G-Unit Records" which he signed Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Young Buck. The Game (also known as "The Lame" or "The Shame") was later signed under a joint venture with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. After the departure of The Game, 50 Cent signed singer Olivia and rap veterans Mobb Deep to G-Unit Records. Spider Loc, M.O.P., and Young Hot Rod later joined the label. In July 2007, Kanye West changed the release date of Graduation, his third studio album, from September 18, 2007, to the same release date as Curtis, September 11, 2007. This forced the albums to go head-to-head and compete for higher sales against each other. 50 Cent claimed that if Graduation sold more records than Curtis, he would stop releasing solo albums. However, he later dispelled his comments. When asked again about his threat to retire, 50 Cent stated that, if he were to lose, he will release an album every time a major Def Jam artist releases an album. Although Graduation topped the Canadian, UK, United World Chart, and US album charts, Curtis debuted at number one on the Irish and Swiss album charts, claiming the top spot on the European Top 100 Albums chart. Curtis also topped the Australian and New Zealand album charts (however, Graduation was not released in time to compete on the Australian chart). Graduation's first week sales of 957,000 and Curtis' first week sales of 691,000 meant that the competition resulted in only the second time ever (since Nielsen SoundScan began collecting data in 1991) that two albums sold more than 600,000 in a week in the United States. The first occurrence of such an event was in 1991, when Guns N' Roses released Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, selling 685,000 and 770,000 copies, respectively. The first week sales totals of Graduation and Curtis have outsold the first week sales totals of Guns N' Roses' two albums. 50 Cent lost against Kanye West and then he stopped making albums, his album "Before I Self Destruct" that was suppossed to be released in 2008 got cancelled.
Fan #1: Ay dawg, you ever heard the underground album "Power of the Dollar" from 50 Cent?
Fan #2: Schyea homie, that shit was tight as fuck! 50 should of made albums like that!
Fan #1: Yo! I know! For real but he aint wack though and I respect 50, lame or not!
Fan #2: I feel ya cuz. Never flip flop from rapper to rapper. Makes you a flow digger.
Fan #1: (Laughs) Yea and I hate that type.
by Mad Klip November 12, 2007
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the latest throway hip poper who has been exploted by greed and power rather than talent and originality
50 Cent is going to cry when he realises he can't pay back his multi million dollar advance.
by realist April 23, 2003
Its just two quarters
ey, lemme borrow 50 cent
you mean 50 cents dumbass
by ChinesePowah August 12, 2005
A stupid rapper. If you buy anything related to 50 Cent, you are sucking corporate dick. He sucks ass, and those who hate him are cleary educated
and of sound mind.
(50 Cent doing a rap)

someone in audinece: you suck!
rest of audience: YEAH!
(riots, destruction, 50 Cent is sued and sentenced to death.)

The fantasy I hope comes true!
by wakalakalover45 March 28, 2005
A terrible mainstream rapper. Uses the same lyrics in every song, especially a combo of berretta/ chetta and good/hood.
Furthers mainstream rap on its shitty path with his most recent song "Candy Shop", which is nothing short of atrocious.
"I'll take ya to the candy shop, I'll let ya lick the lolly pop..."

Wow, Mainstream rap has hit an all-time low.
by Justin March 05, 2005
1) (noun) A rap star whose body is fit, though looking at his face (especially during that little half smile thing) gives you the impression that he may suffer from mental retardation.

2) (verb) To be thought very cool when first discovered only to reveal how sadly untalented you really are after about a month.
1) 50 Cent and Ja Rule have a lot of differences, but if they could both just stop and realize that neither of them are talented, the radio would be a much less annoying place.

2) Dude, this girl wants to come over tonight, and she thinks I'm cool. Do not 50 Cent this up for me, please.
by Paul March 18, 2005
the worst music artist ever

he got famous for being shot 9 times. that is what mede him so famous. the thing about being shot nine times is bullshit. hes not street at all
50 cent is a bullshit fake "gangsta"
by WHITE MIKE March 21, 2005
Bad rapper, great businessman.

made up the 50/game beef to fuel his album sales

sold 1.1 in 4 days.
"I've got a sick vendetta, to get this chedda" - 50 Cent in How We Do. He even admits that the beef was fake.

anyone who bought the Massacre, you got PLAYED by 50
by EazY-E March 27, 2005

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