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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
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Curtis James Jackson III, or "50 Cent", is an internationally well known rapper/hip-hop artist from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. As most rap enthusiasts will know, the is a civil divide between the West (mostly composed of rappers originating from California) and East Coasts (mostly composed of rappers originating from the state of New York). Being from New York, most would expect 50 Cent to support the side of the East Coast but it has been well documented that he associates mostly, with the exception of Mobb Deep and G-Unit (Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo), that he associates pro-dominantly with the West Coast, becoming good friends with artists such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and formerly, The Game.

Jackson's mother, Sabrina, was a cocaine dealer that was murdered when 50 Cent was only 8 years old after her drink was spiked, and she was left in her apartment with the gas turned on and the windows closed. After the death of his mother, 50 Cent moved in with his grandparents were he lived with eight aunts and uncles. 50 Cent's grandmother attempted to protect him from the truth of his mother's death but he soon realized what had actually happened and began to follow in her footsteps as a drug dealer on the streets of New York. He was first arrested when he was in high school, when drug money and a handgun were found in his bag. At this point he could no longer hide what we had been doing and admitted to his grandparents that he sells drugs, then moved out of their house, supposedly through shame and embarrassment. He was then arrested again when police found 10 ounces of cocaine and a gun in his apartment. He was sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison but only severed 6 months of his sentence when he achieved a GED award at a boot camp. When he was released, he decided that it was time for change and that he was going to per sue his dream of becoming a rapper.

He soon signed a record deal with Jam Master Jay Records and made his first professional appearances with cameo roles in the songs of other Jam Master Jay artists. 50 Cent soon caught the attention of Columbia Records and ventured into negotiations with them concerning a record deal. After 50 Cent released his underground single, "How To Rob", rapper Nas, who was impressed by the single, invited him to travel with him on his latest tour but two days before their departure, 50 Cent was shot. He was hit nine times receiving shots to the right hand, both left and right legs, chest, hip, arm and left cheek. Three weeks after the hit on 50 Cent, the man believed to have done the shooting was shot and killed. 50 Cent stated during a guest appearance on the Tyra Banks Show, that the motivation behind the shooting was due to rival artists competing for the same record deals as himself, trying to eliminate the competition.

50 Cent finalized the the contract negotiations with Columbia Records whilst he was still in hospital receiving medical attention for his wounds, but once they learnt that he had been shot, they terminated his contract. It was at this point 50 Cent fell into difficulty as he struggled to find another record deal, but continued to make songs in the meantime and putting together mix-tapes. 50 Cent's lawyer sent one of these mix-tapes to the infamous rap legend, Eminem. Eminem was impressed by the tape and invited 50 Cent to fly to California with him where he signed a deal with Aftermath Entertainment, owned by Eminem's close friend, Dr. Dre. Since signing with Aftermath, 50 Cent has established his own record label and released three albums; Get Rich Or Die Tryin', which peaked at number one in 7 of the 19 countries it was released, The Massacre, which peaked at number one in 2 of the 3 countries it was released and Curtis, which peaked at number one in 5 of the 17 countries it was released. He has also dabbled in business ventures outside of music and has established himself as an actor and successful entrepreneur.

50 Cent has recently received criticism about some of his later singles and feuds he's become involved in, primarily between himself and both former G-Unit members, The Game and Young Buck. The people making these critical comments about 50 Cent have (I assume) never met him, so have no more knowledge on the situation that they are told by the media and actually have no place commenting on his affairs. He deserves a lot more respect than at present he is given, largely due to all of his accomplishments and pure ability with the mic.
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson - One of the most popular rappers of our generation.
by G-Nate July 03, 2009
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A total wuss who ran away after being bottled at the Reading festival.
Look there's 50 cent ha ha ha ha
by Jesus March 23, 2005
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by krazyhommie February 22, 2008
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the mtv based rapper who is the reason why everyone says rap sucks. go look up rap or rap music and you will see all the examples involve 50 cent in some way. absolutely no flow, uses the same rhyming scheme, and he has a group named g unit (g-unot). his biggest mistake was kicking the game out of g unit because the game is raw and the only good thing in g unit. is proof that mtv is destroying the hip hop music. also hes made a career on the fact he got shot nine times. also he starts beef with everyone hmmm ja rule, fat joe, nas, jadakiss...all better rappers than him. he is ruining mainsteam rap along with ludacris, chingy, and all the other corporate mainstream shit. you see this man you shoot him no questions asked
50 cent sucks eminems dick for starting him up and he knows if he ever leaves shady aftermath records he will be killed in a real rap battle
by i wanna piss on you May 12, 2006
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Most people know 50 Cent as a whack ass poser and an amazingly bad rapper. The truth is if all u hardcore rap fans out there heard 50's early albums and mixtapes you'd see he has some talent. Listen to Ghetto Quaran, Power of the dollar, Im a Hustler, the good die young and other songs from power of the dollar and guess whos back
Jon: Yo 50 cent sux
Harry: If you'd listen to his old mixtapes u wouldnt be saying that
by aka maybe the truth November 08, 2006
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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975) is a rapper commonly known by his rap name 50 Cent and recognized by the nicknames Fifty Cent and Fiddy Cent. He rose to fame following the success of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. 50 Cent achieved multi-platinum success with both albums, selling around 22 million albums worldwide. He is known for his gangster image, and prides himself on having been shot nine times and surviving the ordeal.
ps: stop bein retarded n put a actual definition, not your opinion
50 cent is a mainstream rapper
by dwill91 September 24, 2006
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