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50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic, he began pursuing a musical career and in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In 2002, after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back?, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. With the aid of Eminem and Dr. Dre, Jackson became one of the world's best selling rappers and rose to prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit. In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, signing his G-Unit associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. Jackson had similar commercial and critical success with his second album, The Massacre, released in 2005, he released his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, in 2014 and as of 2019 is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal.

He executive stars in the show Power, which airs on Starz. During his career Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, thirteen Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards, he has pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin', the Iraq War film Home of the Brave and Righteous Kill. 50 Cent was ranked the sixth-best artist of the third-best rapper by Billboard. Rolling Stone consider Get Rich or Die Tryin' and "In da Club" to be in their lists of "100 Best Albums of the 2000s" and "100 Best Songs of the 2000s" at numbers 37 and 13 respectively. Jackson was born in the borough of Queens, New York City, raised in its South Jamaica neighborhood by his mother, Sabrina. A drug dealer, Sabrina raised Jackson until she died in a mysterious fire when Jackson was 8. After his mother's death and his father's departure, Jackson was raised by his grandmother.

He began boxing at about age 11, when he was 14 a neighbor opened a boxing gym for local youth. "When I wasn't killing time in school, I was sparring in the gym or selling crack on the strip," Jackson remembered. "I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too... I think rappers condition themselves like boxers, so they all kind of feel like they're the champ." At age 12, Jackson began dealing narcotics when his grandparents thought he was in after-school programs and brought guns and drug money to school. In the tenth grade, he was caught by metal detectors at Andrew Jackson High School: "I was embarrassed that I got arrested like that... After I got arrested I stopped hiding it. I was telling my grandmother,'I sell drugs.'"On June 29, 1994, Jackson was arrested for selling four vials of cocaine to an undercover police officer. He was arrested again three weeks when police searched his home and found heroin, ten ounces of crack cocaine and a starting pistol. Although Jackson was sentenced to three to nine years in prison, he served six months in a boot camp and earned his GED.

He has said. Jackson adopted the nickname "50 Cent" as a metaphor for change; the name was inspired by Kelvin Martin, a 1980s Brooklyn robber known as "50 Cent". I'm the same kind of person 50 Cent was. I provide for myself by any means." Jackson began rapping in a friend's basement. In 1996 a friend introduced him to Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC, establishing Jam Master Jay Records. Jay taught him how to write choruses, structure songs and make records. Jackson's first appearance was on "React" for their 1998 album Shut'Em Down, he credited Jam Master Jay for improving his ability to write hooks, Jay produced Jackson's first album. In 1999, after Jackson left Jam Master Jay, the platinum-selling producers Trackmasters signed him to Columbia Records, they sent him to an upstate New York studio. Jackson founded Hollow Point Entertainment with former G-Unit member Bang'Em Smurf. Jackson's popularity began to grow after the successful, controversial underground single "How to Rob", which he wrote in a half-hour car ride to a studio.

The track comically describes. Jackson explained the song's rationale: "There's a hundred artists on that label, you gotta separate yourself from that group and make yourself relevant". Rappers Jay-Z, Sticky Fingaz, Big Pun, DMX, Wyclef Jean and the Wu-Tang Clan responded to the track, Nas invited Jackson to join him on his Nastradamus tour. Although "How to Rob" was intended to be released with "Thug Love", two days before he was scheduled to film the "Thug Love" music video, Jackson was shot and hospitalized. On May 24, 2000, Jackson was attacked by a gunman outside his grandmother's former home in South Jamaica. After getting into a friend's car, he was asked to return to the house to get some jewelry. Jackson returned to the back seat of the car, another car pulled up nearby. Jackson was shot in the hand, hip, both legs and left cheek, his facial wound resulted in a swollen tongue, the loss of

Thommayanti

Thommayanti is the pen name of Thailand National Artist Khun Ying Wimon Chiamcharoen, born 10 July 1937, as Wimon Siriphaibun. She has been a legislator several times in her career. Among her works is the historical fantasy romance novel, about a woman who time travels from the 20th century to Rama V-era Siam; the story was first adapted as a film by Cherd Songsri in 1990, has since been adapted as a stage play, a musical, a television series, a 2004 film. Another of Thommayanti's works is Khu Kam, about the romance of a Thai woman and a Japanese soldier during World War II in Thailand, it has been adapted into two films, Sunset at Chaophraya, a stage musical, a television series. Among her famous works are the romantic love story Dang Duang Haruethai and the conscious & inspiring rag-to-riches tales Sapan Dao. Apart from her writing ability, she is a noted orator. On several occasions Wimon gave public speeches in favour of the military. During the coup d'état in the 6 October 1976 Massacre, Wimon played important role in the "housewife society", a group of wives of military generals.

She made public speeches against the students who agitated for democratic reform, saying that the students were destroying Thailand's good relationship with the United States. In that event, students were mass murdered and Wimon was appointed by the junta that took control of the country as a legislator and member of the National Reform Council. In 1979, Wimon was elected as a senator. In 1986, the Supreme Court of Justice found Wimon, while serving as a senator, guilty of having committed adultery with Group Captain Akhom Atthawetworawut, an officer, a senator, after Police Major Siwit Chiamcharoen, her husband, filed divorce proceedings and a claim for compensation. After the Supreme Court's judgment, the Senate resolved to dismiss Wimon from senatorial office. In spite of the Supreme Court's conviction, King Bhumibol Adulyadej awarded Wimon the royal title Khun Ying in 2005. In 2012, the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Thailand, through the Department of Cultural Promotion, honoured Khun Ying Wimon with the highest honour bestowed upon Thai artist by naming her "National Artist".

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Raymond Gause

Raymond Gause is a Puerto Rican former basketball player. He was born in Memphis and played his college basketball with the UAB Blazers under Gene Bartow. At Alabama-Birmingham he played with Orlando "Pipo" Marrero. In 1984 he established residency on the island. In 1987 he played his first season in BSN, with the Bayamon Cowboys; the following year, 1988, under Robert Corn, he helped Bayamon win their last championship of the 80's. That same year he was recruited by the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team as a three-point shooter and specialist, became the starting shooting guard for the next four years, he helped qualify Puerto Rico to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, at the 1988 Tournament of the Americas Olympic Qualifier in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1989 he played in the World Tournament Qualifier, 1989 Tournament of the Americas, in Mexico City and helped the team win a gold medal there, he led Puerto Rico to a gold medal victory over Panama at the 1989 Centro Basket Tournament in Havana, Cuba.

The following year, 1990, he helped Puerto Rico earn a Fourth Place at the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After disposing of World Powers Yugoslavia, USA, Australia, the team arrived undefeated at 7-0 to the semi-finals, only to lose its last two games in the medal round to the Soviet Union and Team USA. In 1991, he led Puerto Rico to gold medals at the Centro Basket Tournament in Monterrey and the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, where he led the team by scoring 25 points with 7 three point baskets in the gold medal game victory against Mexico; that is the only gold medal Puerto Rico Basketball has won in Pan American Games. In 1992, he played in the first international event NBA players were allowed to compete in at the 1992 Tournament of the Americas in Portland and helped Puerto Rico qualify for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain; the 1992 Olympics marked his last participation in International Competition. During his 4-year International career, the 6'4" Gause was known as an above average shooter, knocking down three-point shots at a 42% average.

With his ability to shoot threes in clutch situations, his arrival on the National Team brought about the team's best four-year run of its history between 1988 and 1992