50 Cent

Birthday:

07/06/1975

Place of birth:

Queens, New York City, New York, USA:

Biography:

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.



Credits

Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
as Hush
Den of Thieves (2018)
as Levi Enson
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
as Himself
50 Cent: Rap Star (2016)
as Himself
Southpaw (2015)
as Jordan Mains
Spy (2015)
as 50 Cent
Champs (2015)
as Himself
Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story (2015)
as Himself
The Prince (2014)
as The Pharmacy
Last Vegas (2013)
as 50 Cent
Escape Plan (2013)
as Hush
The Frozen Ground (2013)
as Pimp Clate Johnson
Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry (2012)
as Himself
How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)
as Himself
Fire with Fire (2012)
as Lamar
Freelancers (2012)
as Malo
Setup (2011)
as Sonny
Blood Out (2011)
as Detective Hardwick
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
as Deon
Twelve (2010)
as Lionel
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
as Tino
Gun (2010)
as Rich
13 (2010)
as Jimmy
Morning Glory (2010)
as Himself
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
as Clarence
Streets of Blood (2009)
as Stan Green
DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 (2009)
as
DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd (2009)
as
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
as Navy Seal Commander (voice)
Dead Man Running (2009)
as Thigo
Righteous Kill (2008)
as Spider
Home of the Brave (2006)
as Jamal Aiken
Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop (2006)
as Himself
Beef III (2005)
as Himself
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
as Marcus
The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent (2005)
as 50 Cent
50 Cent: Who Dares Wins (2005)
as Himself
Beef II (2004)
as Himself
Beef (2003)
as Himself
Born To Ball (2003)
as Himself
50 Cent - Shoot First (2003)
as Himself
50 Cent - The New Breed (2003)
as Himself
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Producer
Fire with Fire (2012)
Producer
Freelancers (2012)
Producer
Setup (2011)
Producer
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Producer
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Writer
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Executive Producer
Gun (2010)
Producer
Gun (2010)
Writer
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Director
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Screenplay
50 Cent - The New Breed (2003)
Executive Producer