1975 - Born on July 6th in South Jamaica, Queens, New York .Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. 1999 - He was signed by Columbia Records and recorded an album, "Power of a Dollar". It was heavily bootlegged and Trackmasters/Columbia never released it. Supposedly, Trackmasters weren't comfortable with him being caught up in the streets and getting shot three days before filming the video for "Thug Love".
2000 - He was famously shot nine times in front of his grandmother's house, and Columbia quietly canceled his contract while he was recovering. 2003 - Someone tried to shoot 50 Cent in September, but missed. - He was considered as the most anticipated artist of the year. 2005 - Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know". - Re-released "The Massacre" with an additional DVD of music videos for each song.
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