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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur and investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age Twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career and in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In 2002, after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back?, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. With the aid of Eminem and Dr. Dre (who produced his first major-label album, Get Rich or Die Tryin'), Jackson became one of the world's best selling rappers and rose to prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit (which he leads de facto). In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, signing his G-Unit associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. Ja... ()
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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.

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Movies with 50 Cent as Actor(39)

as Enson Levoux2019 Den of Thieves 2
as Levi Enson2018 Den of Thieves
as himself2015 Spy
as himself2015 Champs
as Jordan Mains2015 Southpaw
as The Pharmacy2014 The Prince
as Hush2013 Escape Plan
as Pimp Clate Johnson2013 The Frozen Ground
as himself2013 Last Vegas
as Malo2012 Freelancers
as Lamar2012 Fire with Fire
as Detective Hardwick2011 Blood Out
as Sonny2011 Setup
as himself2010 Morning Glory
as Rich2010 Gun
as Jimmy2010 13
as Lionel2010 Twelve
as Stan Green2009 Streets of Blood
as Thigo2009 Dead Man Running
as Clarence2009 Before I Self Destruct
as Spider2008 Righteous Kill
as Jamal Aiken2006 Home of the Brave
as himself2005 50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die
as himself2005 Beef III
as himself2004 Beef II
as himself2003 Beef
as himself2003 50 Cent - Shoot First

TV Shows/Series with 50 Cent as Actor(18)

Movies with 50 Cent as Crew(13)

Production/Producer2019 Den of Thieves 2
Production/Producer2013 The Frozen Ground
Production/Producer2012 Freelancers
Production/Producer2012 Fire with Fire
Writing/Writer2011 All Things Fall Apart
Production/Producer2011 All Things Fall Apart
Production/Producer2011 Setup
Writing/Writer2010 Gun
Production/Producer2010 Gun
Production/Executive Producer2010 Caught in the Crossfire
Directing/Director2009 Before I Self Destruct
Writing/Screenplay2009 Before I Self Destruct
Production/Executive Producer2003 50 Cent - The New Breed

TV Shows/Series with 50 Cent as Crew(1)

Directing/Director2014 Power

Additional Information

Full Name: Curtis Jackson
Born: Sunday, 07/06 1975 (July) in South Jamaica (current age: 44 years + 106 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Employer: Interscope Records, G-Unit Clothing Company
Member of: G-Unit
Record Label: Aftermath Entertainment, Caroline Records, Shady Records, G-Unit Records, Capitol Records, JMJ Records, Columbia Records, Interscope Records, Universal Records
Other names for 50 Cent (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Curtis James Jackson III"
"Curtis Jackson"
"Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson"
"Ferrari F-50" (Pseudonym)
50 Cent frequently works together with these people:
Randall Emmett (14x, Crew)
Jamie Foxx (10x, Actor)
Harry Shearer (10x, Actor)
George Furla (10x, Crew)
Alec Baldwin (9x, Actor)
Seth Rogen (9x, Actor)
Jay Leno (9x, Actor)
Daniel Radcliffe (8x, Actor)
Jack Black (8x, Actor)
Scarlett Johansson (8x, Actress)
Jennifer Garner (8x, Actress)
Janet Jackson (8x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2246, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/01/2019