"50 cent" redirects here. For the currency amount, see 50 cents. For the 1980s Brooklyn-area robber known as "50 cent", see Kelvin Martin.
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50 Cent at the CES 2012 - International Consumer Electronics Show Background information
Birth nameCurtis James Jackson III
Born July 6, 1975 (age 38)
OriginSouth Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
OccupationsRapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor
Aftermath, Shady, G-Unit, Interscope (current)
Jam Master Jay, Columbia, Violator(former)
Associated actsG-Unit, DJ Whoo Kid, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Sha Money XL
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (200…
This article is about an American hip-hop group. For other uses, see D12 (disambiguation).
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D12 at the Anger Management tour in 2005
Also known asThe Dirty Dozen
OriginDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
GenresHip hop, hardcore hip hop, horrorcore
Years active1996–present LabelsShady
Associated actsObie Trice, B-Real, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre
Past membersBugz (deceased)
D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, is an American hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. D12 was formed in 1996, and achieved mainstream success after Eminem rose to international fame. D12 released the album Devil's Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004, spawning numerous hits such as "Fight Music", "Purple Pills", "My Band", "How Come&qu…
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and more recently Snoop Lion, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor. Snoop has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on Dre's solo debut The Chronic, and on the theme song to the feature film Deep Cover.
Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle became certified 4× platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. His second album Tha Doggfather (1996), also debute…
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage nameEminem (stylized as EMINƎM) and by hisalter egoSlim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem, along with his solo career, is a member of his group D12, and also one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, with Royce da 5'9". Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best-selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stonemagazine which ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.The same magazine declared him TheKing of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 42 million tracks and 49.1 million albums in the
Meek Mill had 2012 on lock, and he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Only days into the new year, the Maybach Music rapper is already hard at work on his next project.
Meek has been in the studio recording Dreamchasers 3, the third installment in his Dreamchasers series. He took to Instagram to reveal the cover art, which features a photo of himself with Rick Ross and DJ Drama behind him.
Released in May, Dreamchasers 2 spawned the Big Sean-assisted
After premiering the video for “Get Right” earlier in the day, Young Jeezy keeps ‘em coming with another street banger called “How It Feel” featuring Lil Lody aka Lody Lucci.
“Trappin’ ain’t a hobby, it’s a skill, ni**a,” raps the Snowman in his raspy
Rapper Lil Phat Found Murdered In Georgia:
Ugh! So sad! Rapper Lil Phat of Trill Entertainment has been shot dead outside of a Sandy Springs, Georgia hospital at just 19-years-old.
His body was found in a car parked in a lot near Northside Hospital Woman’s Center with multiple bullet wounds.
Police are currently on the hunt for “two black males… seen running from the location at the time
Mac Miller went in the studio last night and whipped up a new song called “Day One: A Song About Nothing” off his fictional album Never Thought I’d Be Standing Here With 3 Chains On, which he doesn’t plan to ever release. He produced the beat and recorded the laid-back track in one take, sharing it moments later with his Twitter followers.
"It's not about publicity. It's about wanting that respect," Eve told BET, commenting on Lil' Kim's stance in the epic cat fight. "I think maybe that's where Kim is coming from, like, you're doing your thing right now and no one can take that away from you, Nicki -- we all see it. But at
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Fashion is an essential aspect of an entertainer's artistic package. Just like their music is analyzed, so is the way hip-hop and R&B stars dress. Whether it's red carpet attire or casual wear, there's always a wardrobe component to ogle over.
In this guessing game, The BoomBox gives you three
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As HipHop DX reports, Nicki Minaj has revealed the tracklist for her forthcoming sophomore effort, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.' In addition to the plethora of characters she'll no doubt voice herself, the ever-zany, increasingly Gaga-esque Queens MC will team with some of the biggest names in the game.
The album's standard edition boasts 19 tracks, two of which, 'Sex in