50 Cent. Hip-Hop Mogul by Jeff Burlingame

By Jeff Burlingame

The existence that fifty Cent used to be born into used to be whatever yet effortless. From turning out to be up with out a father, to drug dealing, to being shot 9 instances and approximately wasting his existence, 50 Cent needed to conquer loads of struggles in his existence. yet this hip-hop biography won't simply conceal these struggles, but in addition his upward push to changing into one of many greatest and wealthiest names within the hip-hop international.

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For myself, I’m asking myself, ‘What did you expect, bro? Your fans got it when it was available, at the first available opportunity,’ ” he said on Sirius Satellite Radio. “For me this album is a prequel—it’s full circle. ” The relatively poor showing of Before I Self Destruct came during a down period in 50 Cent’s life, a time where he said he lost several million dollars in the stock market during America’s Great Recession. He even had to put his nineteen-bedroom, thirty-seven-bathroom Connecticut mansion—once owned by boxer Mike Tyson—up for sale.

Curtis was named after his grandfather who, along with his grandmother, Beulah, played the most pivotal roles in his rearing. That is because his mother, Sabrina Jackson, was a hustler who often could be found on the streets doing whatever it took to make money for herself and her child, including selling drugs. She was only fifteen years old when Curtis was born. No one knew who Curtis’s father was. “My mother never told me who my father was,” 50 Cent wrote years later in his book, 50 X 50, “and I don’t even know that she knew.

50 Cent donated some of that money to charities. Most notable among those was the G-Unity Foundation, which 50 Cent created to help serve children and others living in urban communities such as the area of Queens he was raised in. A large portion of 50 Cent’s money could have gone to the mother of his son, had she won a court case she filed in 2008. Shaniqua Tompkins sued the rapper for $50 million, saying that he had promised to take care of her for life if he became a star. The lawsuit eventually was dismissed, but 50 Cent said his ex was bitter and would not let him see his Marquise, then eleven years old, as much as he had been.

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