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50 Cent's G-Unity Business Lab Proves To Be A Success, '66 Of My 75 Kids Have A Job Now'

Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is putting the youth in the city of Houston on game.

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 7, 2021

How Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson Went From Filing For Bankruptcy To A $40M Empire

When one thinks about the modern Hip-Hop industry, few artists — if any — have had the success of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. His infamous story of getting shot nine times — and surviving — has become part of a larger mythos that belies his success in nearly every aspect of the business he’s ever pursued. From being the head of his own record label to building a television and film empire, 50 Cent is in a class of his own. While many rappers have gone on to become actors — like LL Cool J, Will Smith, and Ice-T — few have stepped behind the camera and become successful at it. But 50 Cent did exactly that. When he re-launched the previously-defunct G-Unit Films, he partnered with a legend in the film and television industry, and subsequently created a whole new television series that has earned its place in the annals of history. Hit series “Power” and its subsequent spin-offs — which was followed up by “BMF” — are proof that the best advice the rapper got was advice he should have...