50 Cent My Life


IT SCARED ME HALF TO DEATH WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

CANCER. My aunt would call me with updates all the time and she always never told anyone this but two years ago, the day she called to tell the gym.



I got to the hospital and the whole family was there. My aunt nothing they could do. They took me to her and she was the smallest I jump when she heard my voice, like she was trying to see where I was at. Everyone else left and I talked to her for a little bit. Then they all came back in and her heart rate started to drop. My aunt said, altercations or drugs.


But none of them impacted like when my grandmother died.









She was the love of my life. I FELT I HAD TO DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO GET BY. The stuff that came out was crazy. I was the youngest in the pack, everyone else was at least nice clothes, because we wanted to attract girls. So we had to hustle to afford them. There are currently around 1,450 Big Issue sellers working hard on the streets each week.




RANGE IN ] YOU BECOME AFRAID OF EVERYTHING BECAUSE YOU KNOW



ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME. I got shot in the afternoon, broad daylight. So I got scared, and that made me harder than I was before. that is them coming up the block now. I STARTED WRITING LYRICS FULL TIME IN 1997. I met Jam Master Jay from Run DMC and he had his label, which would take people on and develop them until they were ready to go to a major.







Jay taught me how to I kept practising.


Sometimes hard work beats talent. I wrote all the time, and so I got better and better. street so long, people respected me. The honest truth is, at that point, the drug dealers were the leaders of the neighbourhood. They had more money than the rappers. The things LL Cool J and Run DMC wanted were the things guys hustling already had. Now, of course, the artists are way richer than the dealers, the hip hop culture has grown so much.




EMINEM HAD THIS COMPETITIVE ENERGY THAT MADE HIM THE GUY ALL THE OTHER



in 2002]. From early days, he was this great battle artist. The guys who were up against him would think of everything you could say about everything they had against him, he took it away. He was writing all ON MUSIC WITH A STRONGER INTENSITY. He could still have this career without going through all the things I went through. And thinking someone and that person could have been the person I was going to be references yet to know there was something special there. was gone.


Some people have been better at that than me. If I look at did. CAME OUT.







I went to sit at the back of the tour bus and just thought, say it was okay, I could say it was okay myself. But I also knew that feeling, that confirmation, that finally you have the momentum Never miss a trick from The Big Issue with our weekly newsletter.

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