50 Cent Is New York Times Certified

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Vibe / September 28, 2009

50 Cent’s latest project, The 50th Law book, debuted in the top tier of the New York Times’ best-sellers list last week.

The new book–penned with writer Robert Greene, who wrote the popular 48 Laws of Power–is 50’s strategic advice book on life and how to become successful.

The rapper’s first venture on the Times’ esteemed list, Fif’s 304-page book landed at number 5 on the paper’s “Hardcover Advice ,” alongside Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, and Hill Harper’s The Conversation.

In its second week, The 50th Law fell three spots to no. 8.

Over the weekend, 50 Cent returned to his hometown Jamaica, Queens neighborhood where he hosted “Forever Young Day” for hundreds of children.

“Next year I’m gonna get to do it on the actual date that I want,” 50 Cent said. “When they see this as a successful event they won’t give me such a hard time next time.”

The 50th Law, released by HarperStudio, is available in stores now and retails for $19.99.