The Massacre was released in both physical and digital formats on January 19, 2005 in the United States, and February 14, 2005 in Canada. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 1, 2005, having sold over 500,000 copies.
The Massacre (Special Edition) was released on November 22, 2005 in the United States, and January 6, 2006 in Canada. It is a Special Edition version of The Massacre and includes a DVD featuring bonus music videos, as well as bonus tracks.
Jackson has also been involved in a public feud with 50 Cent's half-brother, David Buss, who has accused the rapper of trying to kill him. Jackson has maintained that Buss was responsible for the shooting.In February 2008, 50 Cent's former business partner Shady Records was sold to Universal Records for $60 million. Jackson signed a new contract with Interscope Records in 2009 to release his sixth studio album, Animal Ambition.
Unlike most rap artists, who come from the hood, usually from the bottom or middle-class, 50 cent has been one of the most self-made successful artists in hip-hop. In 2000, he started a record label; 3rd Ward Records, Inc. and released his first album, Get Rich or Die Tryin'. The album was a great success and it catapulted 50 to stardom. All of his albums, including The Massacre, Curtis, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Get Rich Or Die Tryin 2 and 50 Cent: The Album, have been certified quadruple platinum.
The 50 Cent album:
Violent Content / X / For What I'm Worth / 50 Cent Is Still King / Dr. Greenthumb / You're Never Safe / Gangsta Rhyme / Back On My Blocking / Get Out Of My Face / Let's Get It On / 50 Cent Is Back / Back On My Blocking (Reprise) / How I Got Over / Get Off Me / Get Off Me (Reprise) / What The Fuck Is This / 50 Cent Is All I Ever Need / Get Off Me (Reprise) (Medley) / 50 Cent Is All I Ever Need (Reprise) / Get Off Me (Reprise) (Medley) / 50 Cent Is All I Ever Need (Bonus Track) / 50 Cent Is All I Ever Need (Bonus Track) (Reprise) / Get Off Me (Bonus Track)
Unlike other rappers, 50 Cent is a mogul with few offspring, no lengthy marriages and no children of his own. 50 Cent has grown up in the fast lane, so to speak. And he is the epitome of one of the most-admired and influential personalities in the industry. The rapper is his own brand and as a brand, he is a force to be reckoned with. 827ec27edc