Before 50 Cent was one of the biggest stars in the music business he had to make his way to the top. Like the name of the album, 50 Cent was intent on getting rich or die trying. He was born July 6, 1975, as Curtis James Jackson III to a single mother who was 15 and a drug dealer at the time 50 was born. 50 Cent was born and raised in South Jamaica, Queens. After his mother was murdered he went to live with his grandparents. 50 has said he started selling crack when he was 12 years old, also the height of the inner-city crack epidemic. When he first arrived in the mainstream, 50 Cent garnered attention due to the fact that he was shot nine times. The first 50 Cent Album was Power of the Dollar, which was unreleased. In 2002 50 Cent released the compilation album Guess Who’s Back? on the independent label Full Clip Records. Working on the album were DJ Clark Kent, Sha Money XL, Red Spyda and Terence Dudley. Guess Who’s Back? would go on to peak at #28 on the Billboard 200, but more importantly caught the attention of Eminem, who was instrumental in 50 Cent signing with Interscope Records.
Eminem, along with one of the godfathers of rap as well as Eminem’s mentor Dr. Dre, released Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003. With hit singles like In Da Club, 21 Questions, and “If I Can’t” Get Rich or Die Trying would be one of the biggest commercial hits of the decade. He embarked on the Up in Smoke Tour with Eminem and Dr Dre and ever since 50 Cent tickets have always been hot for hip hop fans. Right now he is getting ready to rock audiences across the country with the 50 Cent Invitation Tour,
Grammy Award winning rapper and actor has released some of the biggest hip hop albums of recent history. They include Get Rich or Die Tryin’, released in 2003, The Massacre, released in 2005, Curtis, released in 2007, Before I Self Destruct in 2009, and Black Magic, scheduled to be released in the summer of 2010. 50 Cent is a multi-platinum artist with more than twenty-six million copies sold. It is estimated that 50 Cent is worth more than $440 million. See one the biggest stars in the music industry and get your 50 Cent tickets right now.