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For the first time, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback - from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executive - in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times best seller The 50th Law.

In his early 20s, Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago, the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin's family. The series quickly became "appointment" television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz network - the most lucrative deal in premium cable history. 

Now, in his most personal audiobook, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change. Where The 50th Law tells listeners, "Fear nothing and you shall succeed", Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on this message, combining it with Jackson's street smarts and hard-learned corporate savvy to help listeners successfully achieve their own comeback - and to learn to flow with the changes that disrupt their own lives.

©2020 Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (P)2020 HarperAudio

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An unexpectedly, electrifyingly entertaining book

Thought this was going to be another 'get rich or die trying' theme like the movie which was outright horrible and way over exaggerated. The somewhat biographical movie was a far-fetched depiction of curtis's real life, as it mixed so many falsehoods with a little bit of truth! This book though, tells it as it is. Curtis Jackson comes out of no where with life lessons drawn from his real-life tragedies such as losing his mom at the age of 9 to a drug fued, growing up without ever knowing his father and surviving an assassination attempt with 9 bullet wounds (one to the face) that left him for dead right in front of the house of his grandparents, who he loved and nurtured! Curtis shows how much more intelligent and wiser he has grown to become after tasting so many failures, which converted to immense successes later on his career. Although I don't agree with his views on violence in the book (like how he said he'd have his friend's back even if they were to punch a complete stranger in the face), it's safe to say that most of the stuff he says in this book are spot on! Like how betrayal is worse than death and that we can comprehend death, but we can't comprehend beytral. He was saying it straight from the heart, you can tell that! I mean what's a worse act of betrayal than to have his son (Marquise Jackson) publicly post an Instagram pic with his dad's supposed attempted killer (who hired a gunman to shoot Curtis 9 times)! That's real betrayal! Curtis dealt with it in a comedic way as usual by posting an Instagram reply stating that "he wouldn't have a bad day if those two got hit by a bus!" (Meaning his son and the drug dealer who ordered a hit on Curtis) You can tell Curtis has really left the streets and now hangs out with intellects who he draws wisdom from because it is reflected in this book. It's great to see the positive transformation he has gone and his lack of care for the negative street talk thag arose about him selling out or becoming a nerd for writing a book! The guy really doesn't care about what his past street crews, family members and rap industry friends and foes think about him. Looking forward to see even more positive transformations from Curtis so he can recover from all the misfortunes he had to endure as a kid. Curtis was unapologetic and very honest about his shortcomings and failures from which he drew valuable lessons from and shares in this electrifyingly, entertaining book. 5 out of 5 for sure, for blowing it out of the water (or streets in 50 Cent's case)

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I no Longer see 50 Cent, I see CURTIS JACKSON

This book changed my whole mindset on Business and Hustle. It was written perfectly and it’s super easy to understand. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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Amazing book

I loved the 50th law of power. This is even better. Amazing performance and writing. I was sucked right in. The grass isn't greener on the other side it's greener where you water it.

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Eye opening

Unflinchingly honest, open and sincere, with no pretence. This will definitely give an accurate look at who Curtis Jackson really is.

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this book is amazing

this book was one of the most engaging enlightening, and well-written books I have read (listened to) in a while . at no point did he lose my attention. it's also nice to hear the growth of Curtis 50 cent Jackson, and to be able to understand some of the decisions that he made in the past

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Great advice for the young generation.

Great audiobook full with real life experiences and best of all is narrated by 50 cent.

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Great listen!

I truly enjoyed this book. Thank you Curtis for sharing! Loved the stories and insight.

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Dope

A look inside the mind and thought process of 50 cent. Such an amazing and accurate analysis of character and situations. G g g g unitttt!!

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Thus dudes a genius

This book had me laughing when he tells a story. yall have to read this book. Make a deposit not a withdrawal

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A Great Add To The Library

Good flow to this book, with a focus on a main lesson per every chapter. A very authentic element is felt as it is narrated by Curtis himself. Some gems of advice and perspective made even better as 50 explains with real life examples.

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  • 2020-04-29

The King of PETTY to Coach of the Chess team

I never cared too much for 50 cent. I've also never bought or listened to any of his albums. I found him to be in conflict with people far too often and I considered him to be petty and low-level functioning. Why get in the ring when you own the stadium? It didn't make sense to me. It's one thing to be in conflict earlier on in your career but at this point?... For what and why? I just so happened to be reading the 50th Law when he dropped his new book I wasn't sure if the genius behind the 50th law was truly Robert Greene with Curtis as the billboard or if it was actually a partnership. When I got the notification for his new book, I purchased it immediately. Never would I have ever thought all of his conflict were ALL purposeful and calculated. I was shocked to know he connected the dots enough to create such strategic moves. A lot of his principles are things I do. 'How I play my hand' if you will. The duality to him is interesting because it's something we all deal with on some level. Curtis, the business man, head coach of the chess team, mogul and business man wrote this book. It was refreshing and highly worth the read for anyone who is in need of strengthening their mindset and needing assistance in getting put on to the rules to handling business wither entrepreneurial or corporate. You can hear the vulnerability and pain speaking of certain situations in his life - his first born son and his son's mother. My hope is to see him come full circle in stepping into the full power he has acquired in business within his broken personal relationships. It would be a true demonstration of actualizing acquired knowledge only time can tell. Anywho... there is a lot of truth and tools on this man's tool belt and it would be nice to see more of this side of Curtis. I look forward to his next projects... Lord knows I can't wait for Power Book II !! WHEW!! The one thing I loved most about this book, is it exemplifies a personal belief of mine which is 'Nothing is ever wasted'. Everything you go through.. every trial, error, triumph or defeat all serve a purpose for you to learn from. Those gems you gain from the experiences will be useful to you somewhere down the line. Curtis is living proof! He applied his street smarts to the boardroom and he's winning. Kudos to more win, greater success and for filling meaningful relationships. Much respect!

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  • Terrill Ford
  • 2020-04-28

One of the best BOOKS IN 2020

So many jewels in this book it's crazy!!! This aint the IG 50 trolling people. This the 44 year old Curtis, that pays tons of respect to the veterans of the game Diddy, Hov, and Dre. He admits his flaws, which shows tremendous growth. Going back for a second listen!!

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  • JASON B
  • 2020-04-28

Perform every action like your life depends on it

Listened to this on 2X speed to see how fast I could hustle my way to end. GOOD: Several stories and concepts that are practical and useful to non-celebrities. Good suggestions on strategic planning. A definitive guide on how to never become complacent. 50 has the same amount of hours in a day as the rest of them; however he hustles non-stop in order to accomplish his goals and isn’t afraid of failure. Story is prime example that effort prevails over talent and IQ every time. Thanks Curtis for sharing your story with the world as a lab experiment. BAD: Kind of slow and repetitive at certain points but 50’s enthusiasm is able to move the narrative along. OVERALL: I highly recommend this book at faster listening speeds. BOURNE

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  • Efosa E.
  • 2020-04-29

Fantastic Fiddy, well done!

50 did it again!!! Another hit (in print this time). Maintains the reader's interest throughout. Recommended reading for sure inspiration.

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  • Theresa
  • 2020-04-29

So MANY GEMS IN THIS BOOK

50 taught me so much in this book and to think I named my son Marquise after his son and they both just alike. Disrespectful as hell but like 50 I still want to see him WIN. This book has so many lessons in it that I’m about to start it over and start writing them down to learn them. Very powerful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-30

#1 Best Seller

From front to back I loved every word. I love the indepth look into his life he gives us. Being from Queens as well and growing up recoding music videos with my friends to 50 is the future acting like we were G-Unit, and now being at the age where I'd rather stay home with the family on my bday this book left me relating to him on so many levels..... Chapter 4 was my favorite Chaptet but 8 touched my soul. Only the real can relate. This is a must read for every fan, thanks Fif.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-29

“50 cent”, all grown up before our eyes !

An enjoyable listen from someone who didn’t have any expectations to live this long and who has earned everything through his own straight up hustle and hard work. A combination of self reflection, wisdom and a no nonsense player, even at this age!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-29

Wow

A look into Curtis Jackson AKA 50cent life through the rise and fall. This book will really change your perception of life. He is truly a guy that I have always looked up to. After this book I have become an even bigger fan and will continue to support him. Wow this book will blow your mind. Thank you 50 for keeping it real.

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  • David Weaver
  • 2020-04-29

Dropping gems

I love this book...he articulates everything so well on life lessons.he help give me a few pointers when I enter boardrooms as well.

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  • Sarah D A Lewis
  • 2020-05-09

Captivating conceptualization of life

I found that the story critically thought about everyday life experiences and gave measurable, attainable and reasonable ways of achieving insight and latitude. It was relatable and detailed with many attributes of sophisticated history one wouldn't otherwise be exposed . The only critique would be the pronunciation of words were sometimes skewed and there were a few too many references to those that didn't welcome his constructive criticism.

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  • ABIBOU MBAYE
  • 2020-09-03

Pur Inspiration

Clear and clever detailled of a great from the bottom journey. Life is good to people who believe and invest in themselves.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-06

Un des best livres

Je me suis régalé à écouter ce livre audio grâce à c’est titres incroyables merci bien

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  • Romain G.
  • 2020-05-26

Amazing book

This book was a great opportunity to see the evolution of 50cent and Curtis Jackson through these years. And we learn a lot from 50 cent who is not a simple rapper but an entrepreneur, philanthropist, producteur. Thanks for your book Curtis!