His hustler mother Sabrina Jackson died when he was merely eight years old, while his father left the family, leaving his grandmother to parent him.Losing those closest to him at an early age and encouraged by his desire for things would drive him to get involved in drug dealing at the age of twelve.Fox also says she wouldn’t mind getting back with the rapper, as long as it starts out with FRIENDSHIP.She then says that she’s happy the two have rekindled that part of their relationship.He was arrested again three weeks later, when police searched his home and found heroin, ten ounces of crack cocaine and a starting pistol.Although Jackson was sentenced to three to nine years in prison, he served six months in a boot camp and earned his GED. The name was inspired by Kelvin Martin, a 1980s Brooklyn robber known as "50 Cent"; Jackson chose it "because it says everything I want it to say. I provide for myself by any means." In 1999, after Jackson left Jam Master Jay, the platinum-selling producers Trackmasters signed him to Columbia Records.
Born on July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, Queens in New York, he grew up in a broken home family.Jackson had similar commercial and critical success with his second album, The Massacre, which was released in 2005.He released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, in 2014 and is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal.His break came soon thereafter upon meeting Jam Master Jay of Run DMC through a friend who instead of only taught him how to count bars, write choruses, and structure songs, passed over a tape of beats and asked him to rap over it.
Getting the man impressed, he was signed to his label, JMJ Records.
On May 24, 2000, Jackson was attacked by a gunman outside his grandmother's former home in South Jamaica.