You can't dispute an artist's legacy. To be enshrined on the venerable all-time list of greats, a rapper needs to be historical, demolishing every possible hindrance along the way. Despite a troublesome beginning in the rap game, which was marred by violence and beef, 50 Cent walked out of the pits of hell with guns blazing.

After being shot nine times in 2000, Curtis Jackson from Queens, N.Y. watched not only his music career but his life fade in front of his eyes. Rather than mope around in dismay after Columbia Records dropped him, he mustered up the courage to fight for his artistry. In 2002, he inked a deal with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope, which formed rap's triumvirate, consisting of Fif, Dr. Dre, and Eminem. Once he started releasing albums through a major label, he did superior numbers — the kind artists only wish they could achieve in 2015. Quite frankly, 50 had the Midas touch.

With the paucity of rappers able to connect street life with the mainstream, 50 did so seamlessly. Tracks like "In Da Club," "Disco Inferno" and "I Get Money" exemplify his ability to cross over all while keeping it gangsta. Despite having a plethora of foes who longed for his position, the rhymer was able to shrug off much of the negative attention, harness it and make plenty more bangers for fans to enjoy.

This year, he'll be releasing his seventh album, Street King Immortal. While we wait for that project to arrive, dive head first into his discography to get the 411 on the rest of his albums -- the good and the bad. Check out Worst to Best: Every 50 Cent Album Ranked.

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