Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, producer, and entrepreneur. 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.
|Full name at birth||
Curtis James Jackson III
|Claim to fame||
In Da Club
|Date of birth||
6 July 1975
|Place of birth||
South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Rapper, actor, businessman, entrepreneur, executive producer, investor
6' (183 cm)
Andrew Jackson High School (dropped out; GED)
Metropolitan Models - Paris
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