Tuesday, October 23, 2007

NEWS: 50 Cent To Publish Biography

First 50 Cent releases a movie about his life, and now a book. The Daily News reports.

"Sales of 50 Cent's new album have been bested by those of his rap rival, Kanye West, but it's going to take more than marketing to kill this hip-hop king from Queens. Tuesday, he hits town with his latest venture, an intimate, illustrated autobiography that traces his climb from the street to the top of the charts. Starting with unrepentant tales of his early days in his first business, narcotics, the rapper, born Curtis Jackson, and a writer pal, Noah Callahan-Bever of Complex magazine, paint an unembellished picture of the years he spent pulling himself out of the troubled beginnings that gave him his material. '50 x 50: 50 Cent in His Own Words' is structured as a personal scrapbook that tells his story in photographs - including some seriously cute shots of a chubby-cheeked tyke in Queens."

The fact that the words "seriously cute" were uttered in this press release, in addition to the following, made me chuckle: 50 Cent will sign copies of "50 x 50" Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place. When will 50 do a collabo with Martha Stewart? To read an excerpt of the book go here.

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