Before he would drop the Birthday Anthem ‘In Da Club’ & his debut album 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'.
Before he would feud with Ja Rule, The Game, Rick Ross and pick a fight with industry as a whole with his early track ‘How To Rob.’
Before he dated Vivca Fox, Chelsea Handler and Ciara.
Before he was 2nd next to Jay Z on the 2007 Hip Hop Cash Kings list but then filed for Bankruptcy in 2015 – leaving everyone saying ahhhh 50 you must be playin!
Curtis Jackson began selling drugs at the age of twelve and was known on street corners as Boo Boo. He had taken after his mother who had him at 15, she too was a street hustling drug dealer who was killed when Curtis was just 8. After avoiding prison and instead sent to a military boot camp where he decided he would make it as a rapper and talked his way into a deal with Run-D.M.C.’s Master Jay.
Oh – ya and the dude survived getting hit by nine bullets at close range in 2000.
My name is Michael McCrudden documenting the life of 50 Cent prior to fame, here for you on Before They Were Famous.
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