50 Cent using his real-life prison experience in new show ‘For Life’. Jamaica, Queens’ Curtis Jackson. His father he never knew. His mother died in a mysterious fire when he was 8. The street kid peddled drugs at 12. Now he’s the hotshot bigshot 50 Cent and producing TV’s new series “For Life.”

50 Cent is producing new TV’s series called “For Life”

Doing double-trick as actor and producer, it’s bringing his real-life prison time to ABC-TV. The star is a Brit named Nicholas Pinnock.

This true story’s based on Isaac Wright Jr., wrongfully convicted of running a big-time drug ring. Behind bars Wright studied law, ended up repping himself and won his case. Assisting others, he’s lowered sentences and reversed convictions.

Back story. Curtis Jackson was arrested. Selling cocaine. Then again for possession of heroin, crack cocaine and possession of a pistol. Claiming he did not do coke, six months upstate in a NY bootcamp sideswiped the longer-term prison sentence. He picked the name 50 Cent as some sort of metaphor for change.

The series was filmed in a real jail. The Queens Detention Facility in Jamaica. Playing both prisoner and gang member in this TV production — his episodes haven’t been shown yet, and his appearance is supposedly being kept secret.

Included were his real experiences behind bars: “I worked in the kitchen. Serving food. There was a code. An inmate didn’t like a certain dish, he’d signal to give only a little. If he liked it, he’d gesture for a lot.

Because I didn’t like most of them, I always gave a lot of the dishes they didn’t want just to mess with them.”

During his career Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, thirteen Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. He has pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), the Iraq War film Home of the Brave (2006) and Righteous Kill (2008).

50 Cent was ranked the sixth-best artist of the 2000s and the third-best rapper (behind Eminem and Nelly) by Billboard. Rolling Stone consider Get Rich or Die Tryin' and "In da Club" to be in their lists of "100 Best Albums of the 2000s" and "100 Best Songs of the 2000s" at numbers 37 and 13 respectively.

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