The Original 50 Cent
THE TRUE STORY OF THE LEGEND WHO INSPIRED THE BIGGEST NAME IN RAP
In 1987 at the height of New York’s brutal crack cocaine epidemic, one man terrorized the city’s most notorious gangstas. Armed with a bulletproof vest and an arsenal of weapons, he robbed and extorted many of Brooklyn’s biggest hustlers. A cold-blooded crook, he was the hoods version of Billy the Kid, knowing that one day he would ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Most knew him simply as 50 Cent. This is his story.The centerpiece of Infamous Times: Volume 1 "The Original 50 Cent" is a profile of Kelvin “50 Cent” Martin, the notorious Brooklyn gangster and namesake of hip-hop’s top selling artist. “50 cent is so big in the rap world, but a lot of people don’t understand why he calls himself 50 Cent,” tells Jimmy Henchmen, a friend of Martin’s from his heyday in the Fort Greene projects. “We want to expose the life of the original.” WITH THE COOPERATION OF 50 CENT A.K.A. CURTIS JACKSON, through several interviews included in the DVD, the Times evenly balances the documentary reportage and manages to give the first 50 Cent’s story a positive ending, helping his family secure a proper headstone for the man gunned down in 1987 at the age of 22. With a running time of 120 Minutes, “The Original 50 Cent” also includes an all access ride through Sue's Rendezvous, an expose of the myths of drug dealing, and a tour of two of the Rotten Apple’s grittiest hoods, Brownsville and Brooklyn, which the movie calls the “Crack Capital of America”.
Price: $19.99 [DVD]
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