News: 50 Cent's "Street King" Shoots To The Top, Wins Big At GNC Awards

Sunday, Mar 4, 2012 9:10AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has revealed just how much of a success his new Street King energy shot has been over the past year, announcing the drink's big win at the GNC Awards.

According to Fif, his global awareness-fueled product has become "Energy Shot of the Year."

"Last night street king energy won energy shot of the year at the GNC awards after just 2.5 months. do to great sales in GNC's every were.," he tweeted March 3rd. (50 Cent's Twitter)

GNC only began carrying 50's Street King in early January.

Street King, the energy shot founded in September 2011 by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and innovative entrepreneur Chris Clarke, is now available at GNC, the leading global retailer of health and wellness products. The energy shot is currently available in 3700 GNC stores around the United States including Hawaii. "GNC is giving us a huge reach for a company we founded just four months ago," said Clarke. "Our rapidly expanding network significantly increases our reach and the contributions we are able to make to the World Food Programme. GNC has been an amazing partner, they truly care about the mission to eliminate hunger around the world." (Bev Net)

Gaining mainstream co-signs, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous recently offered his take on SK.

"I think it's dope, man. I salute anybody whose in a position to help other people out and take their time, take their luxury, their finance, their everything into putting a situation together that helps somebody else," Fab said in an interview. "I salute 50 with that. He briefly spoke to me about it while we were heading to Australia and I think it's only right to give back to someone else." (This Is 50)

Last year, the G-Unit front man expressed the goal of his Street King movement.

"I feel like away from the actual energy drink itself that the business model for Street King is the solution for a lot of the actual issues that are going on right now," 50 said in an interview. "When you look at Occupy Wall Street and the protestors there, it's them feeling like major corporations don't care about working class people. It's concious capitalism, it's creating a business model that's already giving back -- When Jay-Z's e-mailing me and Swizz Beatz is giving me a call, it tells me that my peers are actually watching. Just imagine if Google's under this model. It's only ten years old. That'd solve a huge portion of problems as far as world hunger's concern." (CNN International)

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