Curtis James Jackson III, better known to public with his stage name 50 cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur and investor based out of New York.
Jackson’s early life in New York City borough of Queens led him to deal drugs at an age of twelve. He course-corrected quickly and began pursuing a rap-career. After several low-profile collaborations and solo efforts, Jackson’s fortune shined when Eminem discovered him and signed him up with Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records.
“The importance of ‘Dream School’ is monumental. Helping to inspire these students to reach their potential is personally gratifying.”
“I had to overcome challenge after challenge in order to take my life from nothing to living my dreams.”
“People who actually have money don’t want to talk about it. They want to talk about everything else.”
“Just be confident. I think confidence is the most attractive part of a person.”
“When you’ve been in life-threatening situations, you become aware that life is not for ever.”
Dr. Dre and Eminem helped him release his first album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003 and there was no looking back ever since. The album has been certified platinum six times.
Jackson sold more than 30 million records worldwide and won several honors like Grammy, Billboard Music Awards, World Music Awards, American Music Awards and BET Awards.(Famous Success Quotes)
Jackson also featured in several major movies like Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Home of the Brave and Righteous Kill.
Jackson was declared as the number one rap artist of the 2000s by the Billboard magazine. The same magazine ranked his debut album as the twelfth best album of the 2000s. His latest release is a 2014 Animal Ambition and his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal, is slated to release on September 16, 2014. (Best Quotes From Entertainer)
The story of 50 Cent truly reflects how change is possible even the grimmest of circumstances. Personal trauma, childhood in the boroughs, getting shot 9 times- did not stop this man from becoming one of the most admired names in contemporary music.