Call me 50, yeah call me Ferrari, call me New York
My alias, my name change; nigga I ain't playin games
New York, for short call me N.Y.
50 Cent is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor from New York City, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’, has been certified eight times platinum. 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the de facto leader. Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world’s highest selling rappers.