50 Cent

Overview

50 Cent's patha to success has been long and tough. The rap superstar grew up in a world of drugs and violence. Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, wanted something more for himself, though. To reach his goals, Curtis turned to making music. After being discovered by rap stars eminem and Dr. Dre, 50's career took off and the rest is history.

50 Cent is about how a boy from new York grew up to become one of the new kings of hip-hop. Read about the hard life of one of ...

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Overview

50 Cent's patha to success has been long and tough. The rap superstar grew up in a world of drugs and violence. Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, wanted something more for himself, though. To reach his goals, Curtis turned to making music. After being discovered by rap stars eminem and Dr. Dre, 50's career took off and the rest is history.

50 Cent is about how a boy from new York grew up to become one of the new kings of hip-hop. Read about the hard life of one of hip-hop's biggest stars and how 50's life on the streets drove his music.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
Curtis James Jackson III, known in the music world as 50 Cent, is not a good role model for young people and this biography magnifies it. Orphaned at eight years old when his drug-dealing mother was murdered, Curtis grew up in a violent environment. He turned to selling drugs at age eleven, seeking the wealth produced. Drugs and violence ultimately led to Curtis’s arrest and confinement in a six-month, military-style boot camp. It was not until the birth of his son, Marquise, that Curtis was able to find a different way to support himself. Curtis immersed himself in his favorite type of music: gansta rap. Jam Master Jay and Eminem helped 50 Cent succeed in the world of rap where he found his new life. It took over a decade before the popular musician was able to put drugs and violence behind him and begin helping others. Controversy still hovers over him. This book is written in short, choppy, and poorly constructed sentences and lacks professional style. Although this author has written and published many books, the grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation in this book is mediocre. Part of the “Superstars of Hip Hop” series. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy; Ages 12 up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422225097
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Superstars of Hip-Hop Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Get Rich or Die Trying! 7

2 From the Streets to Standom 13

3 Rap Superstar 23

4 Putting the Fear Behind Him 29

5 Rapping into the Future 35

Time Line 42

Discography 44

Find Out More 45

Index 46

About the Author 48

Picture Credits 48

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