The South Jamaica, Queens mogul turns 46 today.
"It's your birthday, go shawty," Happy Birthday Fif
Today, July 6, is the birthday of Queens-bred rapper, actor, producer and mogul Curtis Jackson, better known to the hip-hop world as 50 Cent. The rap superstar now turns 46.
Curtis James Jackson III, also known as 50 Cent, was born July 6, 1975, He was born in Queens, New York City. The rapper’s compilation album, Guess Who’s Back?, led to his discovery by Eminem and Dr. Dre. He later released his debut studio album, Get Rich or Die Tryin'. 50 Cent founded G-Unit Records in 2003. The rapper is the executive producer of the Starz series, Power. He has starred in Power and the film, Get Rich or Die Tryin'. He is one of the best-selling rappers with several awards, including a Grammy, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and more. Happy Birthday, 50 Cent!
As 50 Cent continues to grow, his television empire—with award-winning shows like Power—continues to expand with his upcoming series Black Mafia Family.
The G-Unit head honcho is producing the series for Starz, the same network he partnered with to air his popular drama series Power.
50’s BMF series is inspired by the true story of brothers “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who rose from the streets of southwest Detroit in the late ’80s and created one of the most influential crime families in the US.
According to Starz, the series will tell a story about “love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.”
A longtime passion project for Jackson, the drug trafficking drama is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country. It revolves around brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who together took their vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop. The drama, per Starz, will tell a story about love, family and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.