On the September 10, 2008 episode of Total Request Live Jackson said his fourth studio album, Before I Self Destruct, would be "done and released in November". Dre for Before I Self Destruct, on May 18, 2009 and was scheduled to appear in a fall 2009 episode of VH1's Behind the Music.
On September 3, 2009 Jackson posted a video produced track, "Flight 187", introducing his mixtape and book (The 50th Law).
They sent him to an upstate New York studio, where he produced thirty-six songs in two weeks; The track comically describes how he would rob famous artists.
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".
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Jackson recalled the shooting: "It happens so fast that you don't even get a chance to shoot back .... I was looking in the rear-view mirror like, 'Oh shit, somebody shot me in the face! In his autobiography, From Pieces to Weight: Once upon a Time in Southside Queens, he wrote: "After I got shot nine times at close range and didn't die, I started to think that I must have a purpose in life ... Give me an inch in this direction or that one, and I'm gone".
After using a walker for six weeks, Jackson was fully recovered after five months. With business partner Sha Money XL, Jackson recorded over thirty songs for mixtapes to build a reputation.
In the hospital Jackson signed a publishing deal with Columbia Records before he was dropped from the label and blacklisted by the recording industry because of his song, "Ghetto Qu'ran". They then got into all the markets on the mixtapes and all the mixtape DJs were messing with them." Jackson's popularity increased, and in 2002 he released the mixtape Guess Who's Back? He then released 50 Cent Is the Future backed by G-Unit, a mixtape revisiting material by Jay-Z and Raphael Saadiq.
Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic.