50 cent - Oak Grove College
By William Long
Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 cent is a rapper ,actor ,
He was born in July 6, 1975 he is 39 years old he was
born at south Jamaica , Queens, new York , U.S .
He grew up without a father and was raised by his mother, Sabrina, who gave birth to him at the age of fifteen.
Sabrina, a cocaine dealer, raised Jackson until the age of twelve, when she was murdered in
1988, she was twenty-seven at the time, she became unconscious after someone drugged her
drink. She was then left for dead after the gas in her apartment was turned on and the windows
After her death, Jackson moved into his grandparents' house with his eight aunts and uncles. He
recalls, "My grandmother told me, 'Your mother's not coming home. That's when I started adjusting to the streets a little bit".
50 cent 1st album was Get rich or die tryin. It was released on February
6,2003 by Aftermath Entertainment, under a joint venture with Shady
Records and distributed by Interscope Records and he made a film
called Get rich or die tryin that was released on November 9, 2005
It was 50 Cent's first film as an actor and was known as Locked and
Loaded during production. Similar to the 2002 Eminem film 8 Mile,
which it used as a template, the film is loosely based on 50 Cent's own
life. It was directed by 6-time Academy Award-nominee Jim Sheridan.
On April 24, 2000, Jackson was attacked by a gunman named Darryl "Hommo" Baum. outside his
grandmother's former home in South Jamaica, Queens He went
into a friend's car, but was asked to return to the house to get
jewellery Upon returning to the back seat of the car, another
car pulled up nearby. An assailant then walked up to Jackson's
left side with a 9mm handgun. He was shot 9 times. In the hand
(a round hit his right thumb and came out of his little finger),
arm, hip, both legs, chest, and left cheek The face wound resulted in a swollen tongue, the loss of a wisdom tooth, and a small
slur in his voice. And the shooter was killed three weeks later.