THE TRUE STORY OF THE LEGEND THAT INSPIRED THE BIGGEST NAME IN RAP. At the height of New York's brutal crack cocaine epidemic, one man terrorized the city's most notorious gangsters. Armed with a bulletproof vest and an arsenal of weapons, he robbed, killed and extorted many of Brooklyn's biggest hustlers. A cold-blooded crook, he was the hood's version of Billy the Kid, vowing that -one day - he would, "Get Rich or Die Trying." Most knew him simply as 50 CENT or Fifty. The DVD The Original 50 CENT tells his story,The Original 50 Cent DVD is the premiere edition in the Infamous Times series and tells the story Kelvin "50 Cent" Martin, a cold-blooded criminal who, armed with an arsenal of weapons, robbed, killed and extorted many of Brooklyn's biggest hustlers at the height of New York's brutal crack cocaine epidemic and from whom the multi-platinum recording star, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson took the name. Hosted by acclaimed journalist, actor and convicted felon Bonz Malone, it is a docu-thriller, re-enacting scenes and featuring the multi-platinum artist 50 Cent, the daughter, girl friend and associates in crime of the Original 50 Cent as well as many hip hop protagonists who knew him best. In addition the DVD profiles the Brooklyn Bloods gang and the Brownsville section of Brooklyn; Sue's Rendezvous, a strip club made famous in rap music . . . fist fights, pit bull fights and gun fights that are all part of life in America's underbelly! , as well as an exclusive interview with Jimmy Henchmen and a profile on celebrity jewellers from New York's famed Diamond District. This explicit film goes behind the scenes typically associated with legendary hustlers to uncover the true tales of pain and betrayal that all too often destroy their lives and many times, find them dead or in jail.
" The most fascinating film Ive ever seen" -- Ingmar Bergman
a pioneering study of the cinema verite movement
Its an intense, commanding film" -- Chicago Reader
"In part hilarious and in total compelling
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