News: 50 Cent's "50th Law" Exposed, "Those Who Dismiss Him As A Gangster Should Re-Think"

Friday, Jul 24, 2009 11:05AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent's forthcoming 50th Law book's details have been revealed and will reportedly showcase the business-minded rap mogul as opposed to highlighting his rap lyrics.

The book's publisher, Andrew Franklin, recently spoke on the forthcoming release.

"Those who dismiss 50 Cent as a gangster should rethink, his continued presence in the Forbes Rich List and entrepreneurial nous show there is a lot more to the man than his music, Franklin said in an interview. He added it was "not just an informed strategy" but also "an incredible story of survival, rehabilitation and upward mobility" from life in the ghetto to the boardroom. "The essential tenet of the book, inspired by 50's experiences, is that your fears are a prison which hold you back-you should be yourself, fear nothing, focus on what you want and have no 'Plan B.'" (Billboard)

50 recently announced dates for his upcoming 50th Law book tour with author Robert Greene.

50th Law tour dates include: September 8: Town Hall (New York, NY), September 9: Howard University (Washington, DC), September 10: The Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA), September 11: Royal Oak Music Theatre (Royal Oak, MI) and September 12: The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA). (Live Pollstar)

Green previously highlighted his initial problems with the book and confirmed a second version of their project was penned.

"He's actually very sweet," Greene described of 50 in an interview. "He's one of those guys that has no mother and is missing a mother...Whenever there's a woman in the room, he just comes alive and becomes extremely charming. So he's actually got a little soft spot there that a lot of people don't realize...He's not like a party person at all, he likes to work, work-out, so he's not what people think at all...Bob saw the original version of the book and that version ended up weaker than this one. It's hard to do the business thing with 50 because he's so exceptional. Like, what are you gonna learn about a guy from South Side Queens who then becomes a hip-hop artist...That version also had other weaknesses." (Harper Studio)

The duo joined forces around 2007 for the forthcoming book and planned for a release in February 2008.

The book will highlight 50's background and his ability to reconcile his street appeal with corporate savvy. "The 50th Law will capture and create a visible parallel between street life and corporate America standard and structure," 50 said in a statement. The hardcover book, to be published through MTV/ Pocket Books, is due in February 2008. (MTV)

The 50th Law is due in book stores Wednesday, September 9th.

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