50 Cent’s Early career 1996–2000:

In 50 Cent Career on April 14, 2009 at 6:57 am

50 Cent started rapping in a friend’s basement where he used turntables to record over instrumentals. He amassed a small fortune and a lengthy rap sheet. It was the late Jam Master Jay who took 50 Cent under his wing and taught him the trade. He was introduced to Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC in 1996 through a friend. Jay taught him how to count bars, write choruses, structure songs, and how to make a record. 50 Cent’s first official appearance was on a song titled “React” with the group Onyx on their 1998 album “Shut ’em down”. He credited Jam Master Jay as the power who helped him improve his ability to write hooks. Jay produced the first ever album of 50 Cent, unfortunately it was never released.

In 1999, after leaving Jam Master Jay, the platinum-selling producers Trackmasters spotted the great talent hidden in the struggling rapper and signed him for his Columbia Records. He was sent to a studio in New York where he delivered 36 songs in just two weeks. Eighteen of which were included in his unofficially released album, Power of the Dollar in 2000. He also started Hollow Point Entertainment with former G-Unit affiliate Bang ‘Em Smurf, which is not in operation anymore. See More….


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