20 Stories Behind The Rappers Stage Names

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20. 50 Cent

Curtis Jackson switched career of drug-dealer for more glamorous one of a rapper. Jackson based his stage name on the reference for the Brooklyn stick-up Kelvin “50 Cent” Darnell Martin. Jackson also shared that the similar mentality he shares with the original 50 cent is what made him chose his nickname and use it as his own.

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