From the Archives: 50 Cent, “Still I Rise” [Originally Published on September, 2001]

For the second installment of XXL's Get Rich of Die Tryin week, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of 50 Cent's monumental debut, we look back at an extensive narrative penned by writer Kris Ex on 50's imminent return to the rap game, right before his blockbuster debut which was cosigned by Eminem and Dr. Dre. Check out 50's story before the Vitamin Water and headphone deal. Words: Kris Ex He’s hustled, been shot, stabbed, crippled and hated on by various rappers. Got dropped from his label, then disappeared from the game without a trace. Sorry shook ones. 50 Cent is back to break ...

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Happy Birthday ?uestlove

Happy birthday, ?uestlove! The grammy-award winning Roots frontman and drummer turns 42 today and doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Although he's worked with ...

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