50 Cent lived the life most rappers only rap about.
At just eight years old, his mother was murdered, his father left shortly after, and he was put in the care of his grandmother. Once reaching his teenage years, he followed in his mother’s footsteps and began selling drugs. After spending most of the year 1994 getting in and out of trouble with the law, he got into hip hop.
Bad luck seemed to follow Curtis James Jackson II. In 2000, even after leaving the drug game, he was struck by nine bullets in a shooting and lived to tell the tale.
Overcoming his rough and dangerous start, 50 Cent became one of the best selling rap artist of all time. He has a Grammy, thirteen Billboard Music awards, and four BET Awards to his name.
His story is an inspiring one about giving your life a complete 180 and using your past to make yourself successful in the future. I want to see it on the big screen.