From pieces to weight: once upon a time in Southside, Queens
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[United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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In the New York Times bestseller From Pieces to Weight , rap mogul 50 Cent, lifts the veil on his complicated life, from the murder of his mother when he was twelve, to hustling on the streets; from the assassination attempt that nearly finished him to his meteoric rise to the top of hip hop royalty.

This violent and introspective memoir reveals not only 50 Cent's story but also the story of a generation of youth faced with hard choices and very few options. It is a tale of sacrifice, transformation, and redemption, but also one of hope, determination, and the power of self. Told in 50's unique voice, the narrative drips with the raw insight, street wisdom, and his struggle to survive at all costs -- and behold the riches of the American Dream.

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9780743552257 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 0743552253 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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Read by J.D. Williams.
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' That's what this book is about -- the good times and the bad times. I wrote this book to explain the world I come from. To a lot of people, I may be too young to reflect on life. And they may be right. But I'd be wasting my blessings if I didn't use the attention I'm getting to shed light on the experiences that have caused me to say the things I say and make the kind of music I make. I want to explain my environment to those who don't come any closer to it than the records they buy or the images they see on television. People who want the truth. Even if they can't handle it, they want it. I let you know that I survived nine bullets not to sell records, but because it's the truth. Every time I sit down for an interview, I'm asked, "Well, 50, how did it feel to get shot nine times?" But those stories don't hold the weight of my pain, or the hope of my experience. It just can't. This is what happened when I was trying to get rich before I died in Southside Queens. So begins From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens, a violent and introspective memoir that reveals not only 50's story but the story of a generation of youth faced with hard choices and very little options. A tale of sacrifice, transformation and redemption, but it is also one of hope, determination and the power of self. From Pieces to Weight drips with raw insight, street wisdom, and 50's struggle to survive at all costs...and behold the riches of the American Dream.
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APA Citation (style guide)

50 Cent., Ex, K., & Williams, J. D. (2005). From pieces to weight: once upon a time in Southside, Queens. Abridged. [United States]: Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

50 Cent, Kris, Ex and J. D. Williams. 2005. From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside, Queens. [United States]: Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

50 Cent, Kris, Ex and J. D. Williams, From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside, Queens. [United States]: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005.

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50 Cent, Kris Ex, and J. D. Williams. From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside, Queens. Abridged. [United States]: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005.

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