On yesterday afternoon in Hollywood, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
50 cent has been making music since 2000, when he was supposed to release his debut album, but he was shot and the album was never released. The 50 cent we know today rose to prominence under rapper Eminem and rapper/producer Dr. Dre. 50 released the hit album Get Rich or Die Tryin' under Aftermath Entertainment and the rest is kind of history from there. It was only right for the two of them to join him at his star ceremony.
He said, "I don't think my career would've been what it was without Dr. Dre and Eminem's support. Dre is a mentor for the whole squad. He was a mentor for the whole squad because he could guide us in different ways without even him knowing it."
50 began his career in Hollywood in 2005, when he played the main role in the film, Get Rich or Die Tryin', named after his debut album. He has went on to play roles in 27 other films. He was made appearances on TV shows as himself, however we all know his most popular role on tv; Kanan on Starz's Power. Power has been on tv since 2014 and will wrap up its final season next Sunday, February 9th. Even with Power ending, 50 will still be in creation mode, as he signed a four year deal with Starz to develop new scripted and unscripted projects.
On top of Dr. Dre and Em, other famous friends in attendance at the ceremony included Michael Blackson, Top Dawg of TDE, Power co-stars Lala and Joseph Sikora to name a few.
Congrats 50! Much deserved. We can't wait to see what else comes from your creativeness. If you would like to see the ceremony, click here.