I spent most of 2007 hanging out with Curtis Jackson, better known as Fifty Cent. Together we wrote a bestselling book about hustling, fearlessness, and power.
I’d like to share a couple of insights that arose from that collaboration.
After the remarkable success of his first two commercial albums, Fifty Cent stood on top of the music world. But his very success was starting to corrode his musical ability.
His sense of connection, so vital on the streets, was fading in this new environment he now inhabited.