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50 Cent
Name at birth: Curtis Jackson
Date of Birth: 6 July 1975
Height: 6'
Born At: Queens, New York
Occupation: musician
Biggest Single: 'In Da Club' in 2003
Best Known As: Rapper of the hit album 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'

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Curtis Jackson, now the famous US rap singer '50 Cent' born in Queens, has made his mark on the American hip-hop music scene, writing and performing music that mainly reflection of his violent past. 50 Cent grew up as Curtis Jackson in New York, raised by his grandparents after his mother was murdered.

50 Cent released several hit CD's, and is one of the stars of the rap music. 50 Cent is today's thug life poster boy. 50 Cent's lifestyle leads, fueled by his past track record of crime, violence, as well as near-death experiences, and drug pushing so Cent molded him into today's favorite gangster rapper.

Only three months in the hip-hop limelight, and 50 has already been compared to West Coast hip-hop's legendary super-thug, the late Tupac Shakur. His lyrical style is mostly liked by hip-hop superhero Eminem in 2002, which turns into the million-dollar contract on a joint deal with Eminem's Shady Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. The deal, in turn, put 50's mug all over the music scene and has already earned him a popularity as one of rap's hottest commodities.

50 Cent had one of the most anticipated debut LPs in 2003 with the instant hit track 'In Da Club' and a few years underground with mix-tapes - all from a rapper who had been shot 9 times, stabbed, sold crack, and jailed.