50 Cent was signed, shot, dropped, blacklisted – and then signed again.
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10 Artists Who Got Knocked Back Before They Made It Big
6. 50 Cent was signed, shot, dropped, blacklisted – and then signed again.
50 Cent has been knocked down more than once. 50's early career summed up: He signed to Columbia Records, then was shot nine times and dropped from the label whilst stuck in the hospital for months. 50 then made the song 'Ghetto Qu'ran' which got him blacklisted from all record labels. What's a man to do but give up at this point? Not 50. He released independent material and got his attorney, who was also working with Eminem's manager, to give it to Em.