American rapper, actor, television producer, and businessman Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is from the United States. Jackson, who was up in Queens’ South Jamaica neighborhood, started his musical career in 2000 by producing Columbia Records’ Power of the Dollar.
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Who is 50 Cent?
Jackson was born on July 6, 1975, in the Queens district of New York City, and was raised there by his mother Sabrina. Sabrina was a heroin dealer who reared Jackson until the age of eight, when she perished in a fire. Jackson stated that his mother was a lesbian in an interview. Jackson was raised by his grandparents when his mother died and his father left.
He started boxing around the age of 11, and when he was 14 a neighbor started a boxing gym for kids in the neighborhood. Jackson started selling drugs at the age of 12 while his grandparents believed he was enrolled in after-school activities. He also smuggled weapons and drug money to school. He was discovered by metal detectors at Andrew Jackson High School in the tenth grade.
Jackson was detained on June 29, 1994, for giving an undercover police officer four vials of cocaine. Three weeks later, when police searched his residence, they discovered heroin, ten ounces of crack cocaine, and a starter pistol. He was then detained once more. Jackson was given a sentence of three to nine years in prison, but while serving his boot camp time, he completed his GED.
Jackson adopted the nickname “50 Cent” as a symbol of transformation. The name was chosen by Jackson “because it says everything I want it to say,” and it was influenced by Kelvin Martin, a “50 Cent”-style Brooklyn robber from the 1980s. I embody the same personality traits as 50 Cent. I make a living for myself however I can.
Curtis Career Information
Jackson started out rapping over instrumentals on turntables in a friend’s basement. Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC, who was starting Jam Master Jay Records in 1996, was introduced to him by a friend. He learned from Jay how to produce records, write choruses, organize songs, and count bars. Jackson made his debut on the song “React” on Onyx’s 1998 album Shut ‘Em Down. Jackson praised Jam Master Jay, who also produced Jackson’s debut (unreleased) album, for helping him get better at writing hooks.
Jackson’s lawyer, who was collaborating with Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager, sent Jackson’s Guess Who’s Back? CD to the rapper in 2002. Impressed, Eminem gave him the go-ahead to visit Los Angeles and brought him to Dr. Dre. Jackson released No Mercy, No Fear after inking a $1 million record deal.
It was revealed in 2020 that Jackson was creating two television shows for Starz, a biographical drama about sports agent Nicole Lynn and a hip hop anthology.
In the Super Bowl LVI halftime show on February 13, 2022, 50 Cent made an unexpected appearance. For the performance, he was given a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) in September.
How Tall is 50 Cent?
50 Cent stands 1.83 meters, or 6 feet, tall. The rapper/actor is a little bit taller than the typical height for a male Hollywood celebrity.
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