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  50 Cent, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
By the time of his third album (Curtis, 2007), however, 50 Cent faced a formidable backlash, particularly among hip-hop purists, who were displeased by his turn toward crossover pop-rap and thus away from street-level credibility.
During the successive months, 50 Cent worked closely with Eminem and Dre, who were both credited as executive produced on his upcoming debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', each of them producing a few tracks for the highly awaited album.
The fallout from 50 Cent's overexposure was evident via the singles from the film soundtrack ("Hustler's Ambition," "Window Shopper," "Best Friend," "Have a Party"), which failed to gain much traction in the marketplace, charting modestly relative to past singles.
www.emusic.com /artist/11486/11486608.html   (1639 words)

 50 Cent- G-Unit
G-Units 50 Cent, was born July 6, 1976 is a New York rap artist who has uprose to effortless status in the area of the hiphop community at the beginning of 2003...
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  Rock On The Net: 50 Cent
50 Cent grew up as Curtis Jackson in New York, raised by his grandparents after his mother was murdered.
50 Cent was arrested for gun possession in New York.
A performance in San Francisco by 50 Cent had to be cancelled after thousands of fans without tickets showed up outside the concert hall.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-f/50cent.htm   (1138 words)

 50 Cent - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Watch the 50 Cent and G-Unit live performance.
Kanye vs. 50 Cent: Whose Side Are You On?
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 Kanye poised for victory over 50 Cent - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Last month, 50 didn't think of West as much of a competitor: "It's great marketing on Def Jam's part, by putting us out there at the same time and make like we can actually be compared on some level," he told The Associated Press.
Once they realized 50 was scheduled to release his album on Sept. 11 as well, Reid asked West if he wanted to push his album so it wouldn't compete.
50 routinely trash-talked West, but it seemed to be in good fun: The pair appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards and BET's 106 and Park together, and on the cover of Rolling Stone.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2007-09-18-kanye50_N.htm?csp=34   (833 words)

 50 cent Haircut ~ Americana Rock & Roll ~ free mp3 downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
When the barbershop around the corner began advertising "50 cent haircuts," the fledgling band knew it had found its name.
Thank you, 50 Cent Haircut, thank you for reaffirming that great music is being made despite the best efforts of Blink 182...
Swelling with three chord swagger, tube amps and slide guitar, 50 Cent Haircut is part of a third wave of alt-country bands crashing ashore.
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 50 Cent MP3 Downloads - 50 Cent Music Downloads - 50 Cent Music Videos
In many ways the ideal East Coast hardcore rapper, 50 Cent endured substantial obstacles throughout his young yet remarkably dramatic life before becoming in early 2003 the most discussed figure in rap, if not pop music in general.
The crack trade proved lucrative for 50, until he eventually encountered the law, that is, and began making visits to prison.
Not much resulted from the deal, though, and 50 affiliated himself with Trackmasters, a commercially successful New York-based production duo (comprised of Poke and Tone) known for their work with such artists as Nas and Jay-Z. Trackmasters signed the rapper to their Columbia sublabel and began work on his debut album, Power of the Dollar.
www.mp3.com /50-cent/artists/339954/summary.html   (2700 words)

 GameSpy: 50 Cent: Bulletproof
In 50 Cent: Bulletproof, 50 Cent gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses, and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld.
Teaming up with his G Unit crew, 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications.
50 Cent: Bulletproof features album tracks and new songs from 50 Cent recorded exclusively for the game, as well as more than a dozen 50 Cent and G Unit videos along with new original hot beats and scoring from Sha Money XL (G Unit Exec Producer).
xbox.gamespy.com /xbox/50-cent-bulletproof   (361 words)

 United Press International - NewsTrack - Entertainment - 50 Cent not ready to concede sales battle
NEW YORK, 15 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent says he is not prepared to concede his personal contest with fellow U.S. entertainer Kayne West over sales of their newly released CDs.
While 50 Cent trails West by six figures in sales of the rappers' newest albums, the "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" artist maintains the race is still in its early stages, Billboard reported Friday.
The new stance by 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, comes after the rapper claimed he would retire if his new album "Curtis" did not sell better than West's new "Graduation" album.
www.upi.com /NewsTrack/Entertainment/2007/09/15/50_cent_not_ready_to_concede_sales_battle_/9880   (340 words)

  50 Cent
In April of ‘00 50 was shot 9 times, including a.9mm bullet to the face, in front of his Grandmothers house in Queens.
But it was different this time, rather than create new songs as they had before, 50 decided to showcase his hit making ability by retouching first class beats which had already been used.
With several huge hits already under his belt, 50 Cent is poised to be the artist to beat next year.
www.ejams.com /50_cent.htm   (993 words)

  50 Cent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before signing with Interscope, 50 Cent was engaged in a well-publicized dispute with rival rapper Ja Rule and his label Murder Inc. Records.
Although 50 Cent dismissed the claims of not talking to police, the bad publicity continues to be a tool used by various rappers who have rivalries with G-Unit.
After the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, 50 Cent defended the president when being criticised for his slow response in assisting the victims of the Gulf Coast region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/50_Cent   (2424 words)

 American Pop Culture Encyclopedia - About 50 Cent - Plus 50 Cent Posters and T-Shirts.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
50 Cent is the biggest rapper to hit the scene since Tupac.
As if 50 Cent isn't spreading his word large and far enough through his music, he is currently making the rounds with New York publishers attempting to sell the rights to his life story.
A recent 50 Cent show was canceled in the little big city when thousands of ticketless fans congregated outside the venue blocking on-coming traffic.
www.americanpopcultureencyclopedia.com /50_cent.htm   (872 words)

 50 Cent: 50 Cent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interscope marketed 50 Cent as the "real deal", and his appearance on the 8...
50 Cent released a memoir about his life up to his success entitled From...
50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson 26 years ago, is the real deal, the genuine article.
www.01up.com /50-cent/2006/03/50-cent-wikipedia-free-encyclopedia_21.htm   (153 words)

 50 Cent: Bulletproof - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
50 Cent: Bulletproof is a video game which is currently available on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox platforms.
The game was reworked into a PlayStation Portable version and titled 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition, with a top-down perspective.
50 Cent claims that Bulletproof is education[2], teaching young children how gang life really is, in order to decrease it, despite the game having an ESRB rating of "Mature" meaning that young children should not be allowed to play it or even buy it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/50_Cent:_Bulletproof   (546 words)

 GameSpy: 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition Preview
A modern day fairy tale, 50 Cent is gunned down, surviving nine gunshot wounds and living on to exact revenge and endorse his own sneakers and clothing line.
After recuperating, thanks to a diet of lime green jello and Formula 50 vitamin water, 50 Cent embarks on a heroic journey, shooting up anyone in the streets crazy enough to cross his path, be they Triad, gangbanger, or Mafioso.
This PSP version of 50 Cent: Bulletproof appears to be falling into the same trap of trying to be more of an advertising tool for 50 Cent's varied commercial endeavors than a game.
psp.gamespy.com /playstation-portable/50-cent-bulletproof/703035p1.html   (749 words)

 VIBE.com: 50 Cent - Introducing Curtis Jackson
50 Cent is arguably the most controversial and known figure in hip hop today.
50 Cent: You got people who are trying to capture what actually goes on in their environment.
50: Yeah, when I’m leaving the house toward the end of the film and my grandparents are asking what’s going on with me. My grandmother really used to say that to me. She would hear things about me in the streets and not see that in me at home.
www.vibe.com /news/online_exclusives/2006/01/50_cent_introducing_curtis_jackson   (956 words)

 50 Cent, 50cent - Lyrics / Pictures / Biography / Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Couple his true-life hardship with his knack for addictive, syrupy hooks, it's clear that 50 has exactly what it takes to ride down the road to riches and diamond rings continue to the 50 Cent Biography...
On the eve of 50 Cent’s debut in 2003, everyone was falling all over him.
While I never became a 50 Cne thater (nor was I ever a 50 lover), I can’t argue that he didn’t become a lazy shell of his former self (and he isn’t the greatest lyricist to begin with).
www.stagestars.net /50cent   (393 words)

 universalurban.com :: 50 Cent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
By 2000, 50 was dropped from his recording deal with Columbia Records, spending the next few months in recovery.
However, 50 will be the first to tell you that he was not supposed to make it out his 'hood alive.
Yet, as release of The Massacre proves, 50 Cent is first and foremost an artist blessed with that rare ability to combine balls-out-realness with a heartfelt candidness that speaks directly to the underdogs of the world.
universalurban.com /50cent/index.php   (1537 words)

 50 Cent - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: In many ways the ideal East Coast hardcore rapper, 50 Cent endured substantial obstacles throughout his young yet remarkably dramatic life before becoming in early 2003 the most discussed figure in rap, if not pop music in general.
The crack trade proved lucrative for 50, until he eventually encountered the law, that is, and began making visits to prison.
Unsurprisingly, it sold extremely well, rode the top of the album chart for a while, spawned numerous hits, and kept the 50 Cent train a-rollin' mighty fine amid all the requisite controversy and plentiful paper-stacking.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/100/024/0/1000240.html   (1322 words)

 50 Cent
The South Jamaica, Queens 26 year old native, 50 cent, is grinding hard to be at the top in his field.
50 is so hot, that DJ’s have taken it upon themselves to release two Best of 50 Cent mix CD’s, before he had even signed to a major label.
50 has full access and advantage of the streets through mixtapes because that’s his forum because he controls it.
www.mainlinemusic.com /50_cent.htm   (438 words)

 IGN: 50 Cent: Bulletproof Review
50 Cent is the latest to undertake this sort of project with an alternate take on his life with 50 Cent: Bulletproof.
There are a lot of things to like here, like the overall presentation, especially with regards to the amount of 50 Cent and G-Unit content you're able to unlock, but the actual gameplay itself unfortunately falls quite a bit flat.
Firstly, there is a whole slew of exclusive 50 Cent tracks herein, and along with the vast number of remixes, instrumental-only versions of some tracks, the videos and such, the game features a literal ton of reasons for 50 Cent fans to play through the game.
ps2.ign.com /articles/668/668358p1.html   (914 words)

 50 Cent: Bulletproof (ps2: 2005): Reviews
In 50 Cent's video game, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld.
Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications.
The streets are watching as 50 Cent blasts his way to the truth.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/ps2/50centbulletproof   (998 words)

 Posts from the 50 Cent Category at TMZ.com
TMZ has learned that 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is suing an Internet advertising company for over $1 million for creating a "game" that allowed players to "shoot" at a character based on his likeness.
Sources tell TMZ that 50, Ciara and the posse of ten rolled up to upscale Westside haunt Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge in a fleet of cars, including a Lamborghini that 50 was driving.
Back in September, 50 Cent was pulled over in a Lamborghini in New York City for making an unsafe lane change, and was also cited for driving with an expired license.
www.tmz.com /category/50-cent   (2399 words)

 50 Cent faces big hurdles - CNN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Still, despite all the setbacks, 50 isn't about to cede his position as rap's reigning sales king, to Kanye or anyone else.
Looking at those names on a 50 Cent disc, some might wonder whether the man whose trademark is gritty anthems punctuated by the sound of gunshots had gone too pop.
Ever the businessman, 50 strategizes about the dwindling recording industry and how he's adjusting to an imploding market: "I don't think I can ever actually, legitimately have expectations of selling 12 million records again, and that window is closing as we go," he says with a chuckle.
www.cnn.com /2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/11/music.50cent.ap/index.html?eref=rss_showbiz   (1063 words)

 50 Cent
Born Curtis James Jackson, III in South Jamaica, Queens on July 6, 1975, 50 Cent has eclipsed his mentor Eminem as the pre-eminent gangsta’ rapper of the day.
Vividly describes 50 Cents’ obstacles and victories as a rapper.
50: They believe the possibilities of me doing something wrong are higher, because they’ve had references to rappers being in shootouts, or being shot in situations, but they don’t realize that these people still live in the environment where this goes on.
aalbc.com /reviews/50_cent_interview.htm   (1469 words)

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