50 Cent “The Big 10″ Mixtape Download & Stream
50 Cent releases his Official Mixtape The Big 10, Presented by G-Unit. The 12-track tape has Features from Kidd Kidd, Paris & Tony Yayo. Production is handled by Twice As Nice, Jake 1, DJ Khalil, Jahlil Beats, Scoop Deville, Street Radio, Illmind & More.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor from New York City, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’, has been certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the leader.
Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of 12 during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who’s Back? in 2002, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, 50 Cent became one of the world’s highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
Throughout his music career, 50 Cent has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, 6 World Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and 4 BET Awards. He has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2005, the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and Righteous Kill in 2008. 50 Cent was ranked as the 6th-best artist of the 2000s by Billboard magazine. The magazine also ranked him as the 4th top male artist and as the 3rd top rapper behind Eminem and Nelly. Billboard magazine also ranked him as the 6th best and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s and as the number 1 rap artist of the 2000s. Billboard ranked his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ as the 12th best album of the 2000s and his album The Massacre as the 37th best album of the 2000s.
The Big 10 is the 9th mixtape by American rapper 50 Cent. It was released on December 9, 2011 via his community website ThisIs50 as a free download. On December 7, 2011, it was announced that 50 Cent was to release new material over his community website. On the same day he also made known to have signed a new artist to G-Unit Records: Paris. The rapper stated that it was more of an LP than a mixtape, because it has all new material on there. He also stated that on this mixtape, he had “pressed the restart button”
The uncharted territory on The Big 10 looks oddly familiar. On the tape’s intro, 50 points out that it’s been a decade since he release 50 Cent Is The Future, the mixtape that made him an underground hero and landed him on Eminem’s radar. 50 Cent back to making outsider-underdog music — stuff that’s catchy and bloodthirsty in equal measure.
50 Cent has contributed a lot to Hip Hop. He revitalized the commercial Gangsta Rap, which had been so long shelved in the wake of Tupac and B.I.G. He also brought attention back to a diluted genre (largely in part of the Bad Boy label post-B.I.G. era. In 2002, 50 Cent started his assault on the hip-hop game with his mixtape 50 Cent Is The Future, which was soon followed by God’s Plan, No Mercy, No Fear and Bulletproof. His formula proved to be a winner: take already released songs, put the G-Unit twist on ‘em and make them new again. Not just freestyling over beats, 50 Cent reworked tracks from scratch and introduced his crew of Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo at the same time.
“Everything on it is new. It’s like an album,” 50 Cent told Vibe. “I got the chance to do the talking that I do on mixtapes.” Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson hinted that The Big 10 was to hold fans over until the release of his upcoming studio album, Street King Immortal. 50 Cent is no stranger to the mixtape. In fact, he pretty much re-invented it in 2002. Follow on Twitter @50cent @thisis50 @MedievalBeatz Rap Instrumentals Online
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