You’ve heard the story – the myth, if you will. Born and raised in Queens without a father, Curtis Jackson was only eight years old when his drug-dealing mother was murdered. Taken in by his grandparents, the future rapper and entrepreneur amassed a rap sheet in his teens for selling drugs. Then, the now-legendary, defining moment of his life A– getting shot nine times – slowed Jackson’s (now known as 50 Cent) progress as an aspiring rapper. He survived to become one of this generation’s most popular cultural icons.

If you think this sounds like a movie, then you’re partially right. Taking the “8 Mile” route A

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