Curtis Jackson (born July 6, 1975, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA) is an American rapper, actor, writer, boxing promoter and producer, known under the stage name 50 Cent. Fame came to him with the release of albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. 50 Cent achieved success with both albums, selling more than 40 million copies worldwide.
Born in the poor black district of South-Jamaica (Queens, New York), Curtis Jackson at the age of 12 began to trade cocaine. After he throws a cocaine trade to devote himself to a musical career, he was shot nine times in 2000. After the release of Guess Who's Back?, 50 Cent notes Eminem and signs a contract with Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced it, the first major commercial success comes to him: he becomes one of the best-selling performers in the whole world.
In 2003, he founded the G-Unit Records label, which is signed by the group G-Unit, as well as solo members - Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.
50 Cent had many conflicts with other rappers, including Ja Rule, Game, Fat Joe and Rick Ross.