Q&A 50 Cent

50 Cent's new memoir, From Pieces to Weight, chronicles his evolution from a hustler growing up in Queens, N.Y., to a rap star mentored by Eminem.

Does anyone ever call you Mr. Cent? Just this guy named Dan.

Why are the key moments in your book all about wounds--by your mom, by bullets, by Jay-Z? The major setbacks in my life made me who I am. Jay-Z makes fun of me at a concert, and suddenly everybody wants to know, who is this 50 Cent?

Do you work harder now than you did when you were selling drugs? About the same, actually. Nonstop. Different product, same hustle. There's no such thing as 9 to 5 when you work for yourself.

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