Go, Shawty, it’s your birthday! 50 Cent turns 37


We all know how it goes: “Go, shawty. It’s your birthday. We gonna party like it’s your birthday…” Well, today actually is the one and only 50 Cent’s big day. The multitalented rapper, actor, entrepreneur and record producer turns 37, and we can only guess he’ll be having a great party, that is for sure. 50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, gained his megastar status in 2003 with the release of his first rap album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which has since been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. (Did we mention he was discovered by fellow rapper Eminem?) Since then, he has released The Massacre (2005), Curtis (2007), Before I Self Destruct (2009) and Street King Immortal, set to be released in November of 2012. Fiddy has also appeared in a few movies, including the semi-autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005), Home of the Brave (2006) and Righteous Kill (2008). And the Queens native founded the record label G-Unit Records, which has signed famous rappers like Lloyd Banks and Young Buck.