EBONY Evolution explores the past, present and future of our favorite stars. In an in-depth interview, we get an intimate look into Black trailblazers' lives, loves and careers through their voices and perspectives.

50 Cent, one of the five icons featured on our Hip-Hop 50th anniversary commemorative covers, reveals how a title change can be a blessing...and a challenge. "I like when people call me a mogul; the problem with that is I think they expect a whole other thought process from me," he shares in his candid interview. Breaking down the process that rappers have gone through to express their true art and thrive in the spotlight, he reveals just how much work he put down to keep rising because "there was no plan B."

Pull up a chair and peep an intimate conversation with mogul Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in this latest episode of EBONY Evolution.

The Hip-Hop 50 commemorative print issue is on sale from September 19, 2023 to December 19, 2023. Get your copy at magazines.com, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Publix, Safeway, Kroger, Books A Million, and more, plus select retailers in London and South Africa.

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