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Rapper 50 Cent–Curtis James Jackson– is an extremely successful entrepreneur at this point. But now he is looking for a record label deal. In the last couple of years, “Fiddy.” as he’s sub-nicknamed, has made a big career of being smart about investments and the internet. He’s got a line of headphones that just came out and is doing well. He was shrewd with Vitamin Water.

Today, 50 Cent has put an entire album called “The Big 10” out for free download on his Facebook page. But he’s also tweeting up a storm tonight. On Twitter, @50 Cent, the rapper and occasional movie actor has sent out these messages: “Music was so much fun for me now the people and politics involved disgust me. I’m putting out a song tonight FT EM at 12:00 PM happy new year.”

50 Cent has been on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records, which is distributed by Universal’s Interscopt. But now he’s trying to get in touch with  Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine about a deal.  Maybe he’s getting away from Dr. Dre. It’s unclear.

“I got 3,500,000 views in 3 day on hands up. Ok I need a record deal jimmy iovine, call me early tomorrow or I’m putting out another mix tape.” And: “I’m not doing any press for this album. I worked really hard on it my music speaks for it self. I may put out another mix tape for fun.”–which he’s done–and “My next album is great its shame the hardest people to work with were suppose to be on the same team with me.” He concludes, at least for this minute in Twitter time: “Anybody want to sign me I’m a young hungry artist and I work harder then everybody in hiphop call me tomorrow.”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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