The fact that the credits read that it's produced , written and directed by Curtis Jackson , the real name of 50 Cent perhaps tells you something The story starts with setting up the backstory of the home life and family background of Clarence who is brought up by his single mother and has an academically gifted 13 year old brother .
Right away I thought I'd be watching a subtle feel good cinema verite style movie where Clarence becomes a role model to his brother while struggling against a brutal environment and what the film does very well for the first third is portraying the American inner city as a bleak nihilistic place without over doing it Then unfortunately the film blows it by having an inciting incident that takes the film in a new direction .
Fat Joe explained the rapper's influence on him by saying "Latinos before us who had the opportunity to do it just didn't know how to do it.
As a teenager, he was highly influenced by fellow Latino rapper Big Pun.
50 Cent posted a butt-tastic Instagram photo of his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler on Thursday, February 25, in honor of her 41st birthday."BUTT ART by @chelseahandler LMAO #EFFENVODKA," the rapper, 40, captioned the revealing snapshot."I don't know if I can handle him, to be honest," the former Chelsea Lately host (whose exes also include Canadian animal trainer Dave Salmoni, NBC chairman Ted Harbert and businessman André Balazs) told Us Weekly at the Comcast TCAs in January 2011.
"I like to have fun, and I'm really trying to not get into anything too serious."She also opened up about the fling during an episode of Oprah's Next Chapter in March 2013.
Aspiring basketball player Clarence suffers an injury that puts paid to any hopes of sporting fame .
He ends up getting shot at and start to second guess his job as a bounty hunter . See full summary » A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother.
When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket.
Taking a dead end job in a grocery store he finds that living in the ghetto involves survival of the fittest and finds himself being dragged in to a life of crime I've got to confess here and now that I am not a rap fan .
Most of my music collection is dominated by Celtic artists like U2 , Simple Minds and The Beta Band so I came in to BEFORE I SELF DESTRUICT with the view of watching it as a film in its own right rather than as some star vehicle for 50 Cent .