50 Cent

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With G-Unit ft. Kidd Kidd, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck. Presented by Power 99.

OPENING ACT(s): Quilly , NAAM BRIGADE

Fri 2/13

8:30pm
Electric Factory
— $49.50 - $55 | All Ages

Biography

The rapper known as 50 Cent is living proof that hip-hop is as much a lifestyle as it is a type of music. He was a star in the underground mix-tape circuit for several years, but the rest of the world did not hear about him until 2002, when his first single, "Wanksta," appeared on the soundtrack of the film 8 Mile. In 2003, 50 Cent's debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin' topped the charts and broke sales records. This was not a "studio gangsta," meaning a musician who makes up stories about drugs, violence, and murder in order to sell records; 50 Cent was the real deal. By the end of 2003, Get Rich or Die Tryin' had sold more than 6.4 million copies, which made it the best-selling CD of the year. It was also recognized as the biggest number-one debut by a new artist on a major record label. 50 Cent was nominated for five Grammy Awards (one of the highest achievements in the music industry) and won five World Music Awards. 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the de facto leader. 50 Cent released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition on June 3, 2014, and is also reported to be working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal, which is set to be released in December, 2014.

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