From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens

From Pieces to Weight Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN That s what this book is about the good times and the bad times I wrote this book to explain the world I come from To a lot of people I may be too young to reflect on life And t

  • Title: From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens
  • Author: 50 Cent Kris Ex
  • ISBN: 9780743488044
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN That s what this book is about the good times and the bad times I wrote this book to explain the world I come from To a lot of people, I may be too young to reflect on life And they may be right But I d be wasting my blessings if I didn t use the attention I m getting to shed light on the experiences that have caused me to say the things I say GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN That s what this book is about the good times and the bad times I wrote this book to explain the world I come from To a lot of people, I may be too young to reflect on life And they may be right But I d be wasting my blessings if I didn t use the attention I m getting to shed light on the experiences that have caused me to say the things I say and make the kind of music I make I want to explain my environment to those who don t come any closer to it than the records they buy or the images they see on television People want the truth Even if they can t handle it, they want it I let you know that I survived nine bullets not to sell records, but because it s the truth Every time I sit down for an interview, I m asked, Well, 50, how did it feel to get shot nine times But those stories don t hold the weight, the pain, or the hope of my experience It just can t This is my mindset and these are the things that go on This is why I say the rhymes that I say This is what happened when I was trying to get rich before I died in Southside Queens So begins From Pieces to Weight Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens, a violent and introspective memoir that reveals not only 50 s story but the story of a generation of youth faced with hard choices and very little options A tale of sacrifice, transformation and redemption, but it is also one of hope, determination and the power of self Told in 50 s own unique voice, the narrative drips with the raw insight, street wisdom, and his struggle to survive at all costsd behold the riches of the American Dream 50 Cent has sold over 20 million records worldwide His record breaking debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin has sold over 12 million units worldwide, with the largest debut in SoundScan history While his sopho effort, The Massacre, sold over 1.14 million copies in its fi rst four days of release, he has since become the fi rst artist to have four songs in the top ten of Billboard s Hot 100 since The Beatles in 1964 His business empire includes a record label G Unit Records, a division of Interscope Records , apparel footwear ventures G Unit Clothing and footwear, joint ventures through the Ecko Clothing Company and Reebok, respectively , vitamin water Formula 50, through Glac au s Vitamin Water , watch line G Unit Watches, through Jacob Co , and a video game 50 Cent Bulletproof, through Vivendi Games His future plans are to dominate the film and television worlds through two new G Unit ventures in film and televisiond his most prized project the nonprofit organization The G Unity Foundation, which aims to better the life of urban youth.

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      50 Cent is a hip hop artist who founded the G Unit Books imprint.

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    1. I believe it. But it's unbelievable.Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent's autobiography reads like a script from one of his Tv series or movies. His life story kept me intrigued and filled with the curiosity that prompts me to tune in religiously to his Power series. It feels unrealistic as if it is Hollywood generated. But you know, that somewhere in America, although this may not be a reality that you've ever known, it exists. And this guy is telling the truth. We know 50 Cent. We know his music. We ma [...]

    2. From Pieces to Weight by 50 cent was a good book from what I read. I like how it shows the development of his life and how the whole story goes unfolding. To begin, Curtis was a little kid spoiled by his mom and the money of her dirty job. Bad news broke down Curtis and made him start a new life. Curtis started to take the same steps as his mom. “It wasn't until I told my grandmother that I was selling drugs that she finally explained what happened to my mother.”(50 cent) I like that quote b [...]

    3. This book is about how he grew up as a little kid in the Southside Queens. He was talking about how he was blessed because his mother got killed. When he was a little kid. And he wanted nice things because he seen nice things he wanted. And his family couldn’t get for him because they grew all with 6 other kids in the house. So he couldn’t always get what he wanted when he wanted. So as he was grown up he started selling drugs, but before he start selling he went to go buy a gun first. So wh [...]

    4. The plot of this book is about a young teenager who lives in the ghedo. His mom is a drug dealer and he lives with his aunts and uncles that are drug addicts. The story moves really quickly and things start to get bad. It was interesting because I listen to 50 cents music and now i had a chance to find out what he was like when he was growing up and all the hardships he went through. My favorite character was Curtis Jackson (50 cent) because he is the reason i read the book. As a kid he was a ve [...]

    5. This book was a very interesting book. It talks about 50 Cent's life as a kid and teenager. It was a very fast paced book with a lot of action and suspenseful events. Events like a police chase, shootings, and even death. It takes place in Queens New York for the most part.The story revolves around 50 Cent but other charecters in the book are Red, Brian, Sincere, The Godfather, and Grits and Butter. They are all drug dealers that 50 cent hangs with in his life of drug dealing.The theme of the st [...]

    6. I choice this book because I like biography books and it fun to learn where famous people came from. THe setting is in downtown in the geto. The main character is 50 cent and him growing up with his grandma. Because his mom die when 50 was young.There are a lot of probly he goes through. One of the main one is that he becomes a dealer at a really young age.Ever problem mostly gits resolved because he wants to live better and he has a son.I think it a really good book and if you like learn about [...]

    7. To me i kind of like reading memoirs becuase sometimes without you even noticing it you can learn from it. to be honest i learned nothing from this memoir i just know that i will never never do any of these things he did in this book. there's a lot more than that. this book was nice though he had a rough life though and still made it.

    8. Its way better than the movie. With this book I learned that the streets does not give a shit about you. Now i know why he doesn't try to be friendly with people in the industry. Their his competition his mentality is like "fxxK you". You cant blame him for being that way. In this world you cant be too friendly.

    9. "From Pieces to Weight" was my pick for the November category, "Home". I am from Jamaica, Queens, and 50 cent is from Southside Jamaica, so I thought it was a good fit. I was somewhat infatuated with him as a child. That may sound weird, but his music was (and still is) VERY catchy, and I liked his style. Let's be real, "In Da Club" will probably NEVER stop being played at parties and on radio stations. Reading his story reminded me that 50 is an icon in his own right. He's known for being the g [...]

    10. I am particularly fond of this autobiography, I wrote an essay for my Masters Degree citing it in some depth and got the highest mark of the cohort. Boasting aside, I love biography *and* autobiography. Arfa Dollar is a top subject and great 'rags to riches' fodder, rags to rags more like, but hey let's not let anything silly like 'reality' get in the way of a tale well told. I would also direct the reader to 'A Bone in my Flute' which is similarly escapist and of course where would we all be wi [...]

    11. It's a really good book that explains how 50 cent grew up in south side Jamaica queens. Shows how he was raised and the challenges he had over come to get to where he is today. 50 cent explains how to get what you want. Is very inspired by his words

    12. Entrepreneur/Author/Rapper 50 Cent on his autobiography described what kind of Economy and psychology he put behind of G-Unit Empire.

    13. I had seen 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) interviewed by Oprah several years ago and was intrigued by his story. While this is a lighter read than Jay-Z's "Decoded," you will still find out how Mr. "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" from Southside Queens survived being shot nine times as well as gain insight into the hip-hop/rap culture. (Warning: Strong language that may be offensive to some.)

    14. "50 cent can't right a good book." "Why can't he?" "He's not capable of doing so." "You're wrong, take this book." "Wow! You're right, I just couldn't put the book down. I love this book now." "Told you. So, what made you like it so much?" "Um 5O Cent. He was extremely funny and things that he said, felt so real to me. The setting. I understood how the surroundings made a total difference. And How the book began and ended. Step-by-step I read how 50 felt and how and why he switched the game up." [...]

    15. This book is an autobiography written by rapper 50 Cent, talking about his life and how he came to success. Living in the ghetto projects of South Jamaica, Queens, Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), lived through many hardships, such as the death of his mother, through which Curtis learned a lot lessons, good and bad. One of the main ones is that no matter what the outcome will be, you never lose and give up, and never let somebody go unpunished. From the very first time when Curtis was five and the loca [...]

    16. I recommend this book to everyone who likes 50 cent the author who wrote this book or to anyone who likes rap and action this is a very interesting book. I usually don’t like reading but this book wouldn’t let me stop reading and I wanted to know what he did next. This book is about 50 cent when he was a young boy how his mother died but when she was alive she was a drug dealer and when he was young she bought him whatever he wanted. So when she passed away he as a 10 year old boy started dr [...]

    17. Anybody who is looking for a thrilling good read should read 50 cents new book, ‘From Pieces to Weight’! Also somebody who wants to explore the ‘American Dream’ through the eyes of mister Curtis Jackson Jr. also known as 50 Cent. He is an infamous rapper who grew up in the ghetto town of Bronx, New York. You will learn that he will almost do anything to survive and make money along the way. I couldn’t set this book down because you never know what he will do next to make some money! He [...]

    18. Curtis James Jackson is a 34 year old Hip Hop artist known as 50 Cent. In the novel, he talks about his life as a child, as a teenager and as an adult also, his decision to switch from his dangerous life of selling drugs to becoming one of today’s best hip hop artist, and the struggle to do so. 50 Cent was raised by his grandparents in New York because his mom had died when he was eight years old. Influenced by the people around him, he decided to become a drug dealer. After being arrested two [...]

    19. EIIJulio C. Florespg. 150-200period 2Jackson, Curtis. From Pieces To Weight. New York: Pocket Books, 2005.R-5Curtis Jackson i would like to invite you for dinner at my house. I invite you instead of the other people because your 50 cent and you seem to be a real cool guy. Also i am a loyal fan of your cds to movies to video games to clothes to your book, which i enjoyed really the book and there's not a lot of books i read anymore so when i picked yours out i knew it was going to be good and wor [...]

    20. 50 cent's book, ‘From Pieces to Weight' is one off the best books I've read in my life so far. He wrote this book about his hard times going up, even after the murder of his mother when he was 10 years old, and the world he comes from. His purpose for writing this book was to let fans and or readers know his struggling story while growing up in Southside Queens. The impact this book has on his audience is that no matter where they come from or how you grew up, you can still come out to be succ [...]

    21. Curtis Jackson as a kid had a rough life his mom would leave him at places, his mom even left him at his grandparents house for a long period of time and his mom would visit during holidays like Christmas. As a teenager he would do bad things like steals things from stores, deal drugs and do drugs, and he was in gangs and gang fights. When he was 5 years old he was playing marbles with some kids for money and one kid made a wrong move, so Curtis started laughing at the kid, and then the kid and [...]

    22. "Get rich or die tryin" this line from the book is why i kept reading and why he is so successful today. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes 50 cent and would want to know what his life was and is like. my favorite character would have to be 50, because he made it through alot of hard times. my least favorite character would be the big kid that beat him up when he was 8 and the big kid was 11 because that is very mean and is also bullying. He wrote this book to show the reader what g [...]

    23. My favorite character is 50 Cent as a kid because he had a hard child hood with his mom dyeing when he was a little kid he took it like a g. Why did this author write this book? I thank it was a great story to write about. My least favorite character was his Cynthia because she killed his dog. Which portion of the book captivated my attention was when he would lose a fight and his mom said get your ass back out there and beat some ass before I beat yours. I was not able to predict the end of the [...]

    24. Book: 50 Cent From Pieces to Weight Author : Kris Ex & 50 centBook is about how Curtis ( 50 Cent ) struggling living in the streets of the Southside Queens. He did lots of stuff like sell drugs such as crack or cocaine. When his mother was murdered he had to live with his grandparents. his grandparents had 9 children including his mother. Curtis had kept asking his mother fire his dad but but his response was "honey you dont have a father. Im your mama and your daddy. " I chose this book bec [...]

    25. If I could recommend this book to anybody it would be anybody who likes biographies or drug related books. If this book was made into a movie, I would choose the same characters to play the same people. Like how 50 cent is his own character in the book. The author wrote this book to tell about his life to people, his name is Curtis Jackson aka 50 cent. The emotions I felt while reading this book was excitement because of all the intense things that were going on. The main thing that kept me read [...]

    26. this book is about 50 cents life here he talks about how he grew up in his town. 50 cent got shot 9 times and he survied it 8 bullets went through his body and one hit his jaw he has a hole in his gums because of that bullet. 50 cents mom was always selling drugs to give him a good life allthough she was barely with him she always went to see him at his grandmas house and his mom took him money and so0me times bought him good stuff. one day his mom came to see him and she had a present for him i [...]

    27. This biography, written by well-known rapper 50 Cent, is not so much about the music industry as it is about the street drug industry. 50 Cent makes no apologies for the life he has lead as a drug dealer from the time he was nine years old. He does, however, explain in an eye-opening manner how a child's view of the world around him is formed. His absent mother gave birth to him at 15, sold drugs, and was murdered at 22. The boy, however, only saw the wonderful gifts he received from her drug de [...]

    28. The book begin Slowly because 50 cent would talk about the things that he did day by day. He would always be doing something bad like selling weed, or coke. The plot was pretty interesting in New York because the place that he lived in with all the violence in his "hood". It talks about his life the minute he was born till he became famous and rich as a rapper.Curtis James Jackson that’s the rapper now 50 cent they remind me of me because he would always be doing something to achieve his goal [...]

    29. I hear a lot of people diss on 50 cent AKA as Curtis Jackson without realizing the kind of person he is. You could definitely get the wrong picture of 50 cent by just listening to his music. The facts are, 50 cent came from nothing and became successful selling crack in his early years. He soon realized that he couldn't hussle forever without ending up in jail or dead. So he made the transition into making music to pay for his bills. It was tough at first, there was no guarantee of success. But [...]

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