Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS, founded in 1992, is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s youth (13-29) about HIV/AIDS prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to deliver HIV/AIDS and STDs awareness messages through broadcast, print, social and digital media, and distributes educational literature and condoms at concert venues, music festivals, clubs and other events. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support, such as musical performances, for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, is known as one of the biggest hip-hop stars of the 2000s, famous for his streetwise raps and his rags-to-riches life story.
Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, was born on July 6, 1975, in the borough of Queens in New York City. He was promoted by hip-hop legends Dr. Dre and Eminem, and he became a star with his debut release, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, in 2003. He is considered one of the major figures in early 21st century “gangsta” rap.