Rapper 50 Cent’s has teamed up with MTV to release his autobiography, titled “From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside, Queens.” The Queens bred emcee teamed with MTV Books to release an autobiography based on his life, discussing his childhood, the death of his mother and his road to stardom.
“The book gives a lot more details about my upbringing,” 50 Cent told AllHipHop.com. “You know, what my lifestyle was like ahead of the actual music.”
50 said that the detailed memoirs were written over a three-month time span and contain tales from his upbringing in Southside, Queens.
“I ended up telling so many different stories and so many different things in pieces because it’s impossible for you to tell your life story in one shot and not miss something,” 50 continued.
At the beginning of the book, 50 Cent tells readers that he was simply giving people an account of his life prior to selling tens of millions of records and becoming one of the most well known rappers on the planet.
“People want the truth,” 50 writes. “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.”
“From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside, Queens” is scheduled to hit shelves August 16th.
On Tuesday August 9th, 50 Cent will conduct the only book signing event related to the book.
Three hundred fans will receive a pass to access 50 Cent starting at 9:00 am at the Virgin Megastore in New York’s Union Square.