50 Cent Playground Book Cover

50’s hitting the playground for his new literary project. Up top is the cover courtesy of hhnm. Book hits stores November 1st.

Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn’t have much going for him. He’s teased mercilessly about his weight. He hates the Long Island suburb his mom moved them to and wishes he still lived with his dad in the city. And now he’s stuck talking to a totally out-of-touch therapist named Liz.

Liz tries to uncover what happened that day on the playground – a day that landed one kid in the hospital and Butterball in detention. Butterball refuses to let her in on the truth, and while he evades her questions, he takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today.

This devastating yet ultimately redemptive story is told in voice-driven prose and accented with drawings and photographs, making it a natural successor to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Loosely inspired by 50 Cent’s own adolescence, and written with his fourteen-year-old son in mind, Playground is sure to captivate wide attention – and spark intense discussion.

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  • just asking

    Is 50 a pedophile?





  • Donn

    Might pick this shit up. Sounds like a good read. Can give a damn if it was 50 who wrote it or some white guy. A good book is a good book

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  • Nisey

    50’s acts of selflessness (especially when it comes to children) lately have been so inspiring. I love hearing about all of the positive things he’s doing; it’s a welcomed change from the negative depictions of him folks seem to love so much. His initiative to feed 1 million children is AMAZING! Keep shining 50!

  • Sounds cool ill check it out

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Winning !!!

  • Def Jam rep

    His positive work gets much less attention than anything else he does. Says something about the world we live in….

  • Keith

    What the? Where does 50 Cent find the time to write a novel? It actually sounds pretty good. Go 50.

  • So Icy Boi Fan Club

    lol The Ghetto Dr Seuss!!
    it’s cool that 50 is doing something to help tho. (or trying too much to make a dollar)

  • lol


    he makes bad music. he’s no relevant. woodface

    those are the comments to expect in just a few, even in something so inspiring.

    Props to Curtis.
    This wil make a good read for Ja while in jail. Understand how 50 demolished and bullied him out the rap game. LOL

  • capone


  • # winning #sk all day the general stays winning and will always be relevant .

  • Tucqt

    What’s interesting is that the story focuses on the CAUSE of bullies. That’s what draws me in.
    More media needs to focus on the source of the bullshit in the world, so that the cycle can be stopped.

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