50 Cent Information
Curtis James Jackson III is better known for his performing stage name, 50 Cent. The American rapper is one of the most recognized names in the rap industry and his fame has skyrocketed since the release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Following the success of this album, in 2005 he released his second album titled Massacre which was also a huge success in the market. Both albums reached multi-platinum status, selling over twenty-one million records world wide.
50 Cent was discovered by rap star Eminem, who then helped him sign on with Interscope Records. Eminem and Dr. Dre were both instrumental in aiding 50 Cent with the production of his first album. After becoming one of the highest paid rap artists in the world, he founded his own record label and called it G-Unit Records. Some successful artists under his label include Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
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