Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It’s your Birthday! We gonna party like it’s your Birthday! Yeah! He gave us that new cool birthday song. He should have been dead considering his past being shot 9 times in front of his house. But now we all wish we had his life filled with new successes and he is not done yet. He is even feeding the children in depressed countries. He is Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent. He is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre.

I like this guy because he knows the value of a dollar. He respects money and spends it wisely on investments unlike other famous men mostly sports heroes who embarrass themselves by quickly becoming penniless by spending all their money on bling, women, fast cars and big homes with big parties. Sure all that is fun but not an investment in anything but bad behavior that you end up regretting once sober in the bright lights of the morning.

Well this guy just happens to be a Millionaire businessman who is right at home rappin’ in the club but these days he is also just as comfortable on QVC. Recently he sold $300,000 of headphones in less than 10 minutes there. He has been on both sides of the street already. He has been super poor and now super rich. He was a former drug dealer who got arrested for his crime and also sold over 32 Million albums. He made his most money by investing in water. I refer to him a lot as he because I can’t bring myself to calling someone a coin.

Curtis saw the energy water wave coming so in 2004 he invested in a company called Vitaminwater that later Coca-Cola bought and a few years after that, his money flowed like water. It is estimated that he made $60 Million dollars off that deal alone. All this is remarkable when you consider this guy’s past.

Never knowing his father and his single Mom being a drug dealer, Curtis had a rough childhood. Mom died when he was 8 years old and the grandparents who raised him were poor people. So, at age 12, Curtis was selling drugs. He saw music as his way out from that life and by 2000 he had a record deal and a new rapper name. He wasn’t able to escape being shot 9 times in front of his grandmother’s garden.

Since then he has had numerous business opportunities from clothing to books and on to movies. Writing, producing and acting alongside actors like Robert De Nero has now also included him into the movie insiders business. Now he is into boxing not as a fighter but as a promoter. By singing 5 fighters he hopes to bring a younger audience to the sport.

Never leaving his music behind he is working on his first album in three years. This time he is having more fun with the music because he is creating it all. The sounds , the lyrics and the total production. At 37 years old this guy with the thug image is thinking about his legacy wanting to do much more with his Millions.
Last year he made a trip to East Africa with a organization called the World Food Programme and saw for himself the large amounts of starving children there and it made a significant impact on him. He decided to donate a meal for every bottle of his SK Energy Drink he sells here in America.
Ok highly caffeinated energy drinks is not what we need to be drinking here but it is a trend and it is selling. At least we have a black American male doing great things for African children and making his money grow. So far he has provided 4 Million meals in Africa. This is one thug I’d like to support. Besides I like that birthday song of his.

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