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50 Cent Bio

In 50 Cent Personal on April 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

Check out 50 cent bio, featuring all those personal insights you wana know about your dynamite icon!

• Birth Name: Curtis James Jackson III
• Date of Birth: 6 July 1975
• Birth Place: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
• Nickname: Interscope, Fiddy, Boo Boo
• Height: 6′ (1.83 m)
• Zodiac Sign: Cancer
• Profession: Rap artist, actor, entrepreneur, executive producer

50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) has been declared the hottest thing in hip hop. Growing up on the streets in Jamaica, Queens, 50 Cent was raised without a father, lost his mom at the age of 8. Raised by his grandparents, 50 Cent became victim of the drugs and violence surrounding him.

Jackson began boxing around the age of eleven. At the age of twelve, he began dealing narcotics when his grandparents thought he was at after-school programs. He also took guns and drug money to school. In the tenth grade, he was caught by metal detectors at Andrew Jackson High School.

In 1994, Jackson was arrested when police searched his home and found heroin, ten ounces of crack cocaine, and a starter gun. He was sentenced to three to nine years in prison, but managed to serve six months in a shock incarceration boot camp where he earned his GED. Jackson said that he did not use cocaine himself, he only sold it. He adopted the nickname “50 Cent” as a metaphor for “change”. The name was derived from Kelvin Martin, a 1980s Brooklyn robber known as “50 Cent”. Jackson chose the name “because it says everything I want it to say. I’m the same kind of person 50 Cent was. I provide for myself by any means.
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