50 Cent Writes Anti-Bullying Book

Posted by at 12:34 am on June 21, 2011

Rapper 50 Cent, who rose to fame with songs that told of drug use and violence, is aiming to steer teenagers away from schoolyard bullying with a book called “Playground” that will reach stores in January, his publisher said on Monday.

The story 50 Cent will pen is about a 13 year-old bully who learns to mend his ways after witnessing the harm he caused, according to Penguin Young Readers Group.

It is partly based on 50 Cent’s own life. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, grew up in the New York City neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens, in an area that had heavy crime during his youth.

He published a 2005 autobiography called “From Pieces to Weight” and followed that in 2009 with a life strategy book “The 50th Law,” co-written with Robert Greene.

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