For our January 2011 issue, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson provides BLACK ENTERPRISE an all-access look at how he has evolved into an entrepreneur extraordinaire. At 35-years-old, Jackson is at the helm of a burgeoning business empire, making deals faster than his hip-hop predecessors. Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from our Los Angeles cover shoot, and be sure to pick up the January issue when it hits newsstands on December 28.
So far, so good. 50 Cent, one of our 40 Next, takes a moment to admire the Art teams’ work, along with his stylist Mia Maddock and Black Enterprise senior art designer Todd Chapman.
50 Cent is all smiles as he preps for his close-up.
It takes a little bit of swagger to bring this type of coolness to the set; 50 Cent effortlessly pulls off the look.
On the opposite side of the camera for a change. Capturing every moment of this vintage Hollywood-inspired cover shoot is associate photography director, Lonnie C. Major.
Our Art team, lead by creative director Terence K. Saulsby, knew just the right ingredients to help translate 50 Cent’s business moves into an impressive cover.
Co-staring with 50 Cent in capturing the old Hollywood-inspired feel was a 1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL.
50 Cent gives us a more casual yet still quite sophisticated look for this environmental shot. For more on Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, read “The Many Faces of 50” in the January 2011 issue of Black Enterprise, which hits national newsstands on December 28. Images by Mary Brown.