50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III AKA 50 Cent

Educational Background and Location

Andrew Jackson High School, South Jamaica, New York City, NY

Brief Personal Bio

50 cent endured an early life of crime, drugs and violence. His mother worked as a drug dealer and died in an unexplained fire, 50 cent began selling drugs when he was 12 and was arrested and sent to a bootcamp where he got his GED.

These are a Few of Their Favorite Things

  • Favorite Book‎--‎The 50th Law

  • Favorite Food‎-- ‎Pizza, Pork and beans

  • Favorite Color‎-- ‎Blue

  • Favorite Song (of his own)--In Da Club

Common Literary Elements/Structure/Themes in their Work

50 cent's music especially the song "In Da Club" is "energetic, but cool...the beat pretty much reflects the image that 50 Cent wanted to project...for the people who know how to make instrumentals, pay attention to the start of the song".

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Literary Value

50 cent's music can often be described as "energetic but cool" and often involve a strong beat to accompany his lyrics.

List of Albums / Artist Spotify Link

Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Animal Ambition, Street King Immortal


Social Handles (Links)

twitter: @50cent, instagram: @50cent