After Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back?
in 2002, he was discovered by Eminem and signed by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. 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).
Taking rapping seriously, it was in the mid '90s that the young man stayed away from crime and began making music.
His break came soon thereafter upon meeting Jam Master Jay of Run DMC through a friend who instead of only taught him how to count bars, write choruses, and structure songs, passed over a tape of beats and asked him to rap over it.
During a recent phone call, finances weren't up for discussion but 50's comments on , fatherhood and future career plans only emphasize his belief that the underdog will rise yet again.50 Cent Calls AT&T 'Racist,' Tells 'Power' Viewers to Change Cable Providers Eminem was originally slated to star in , and I’m looking at him like, "What the fuck? I’m not going to call myself fat -- I was cuddly during this film, because I was playing the manager. [When I was] 11 or 12, there was a place in [Queens] that had a ring and bags and everything set up in there.
He executive produces and stars in the show Power, which airs on Starz.It’s rare that most of those guys in hip-hop achieve having those things, acquiring those things.50 Cent Testifies About Finances in Sex-Tape Lawsuit What advice are you going to give your 3-year-old son, Sire, about defending himself? Karate will teach you discipline and morals at the same time. known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, 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.Although he left drug-dealing to pursue a musical career, in 2000 he was shot nine times.