The Wall Street Journal reports 50 Cent will publish his third literary work in 2012 after The Penguin Young Reader Group agreed to publish the rapper/actor’s semi-autobiographical novel, Playground. According to various reports, the book will be targeted towards young adults, and it will incorporate elements from 50 Cent’s turbulent childhood.

In addition to the upcoming Playground, 50 Cent has also published From Pieces To Weight and The 50th Law, an adaptation of The 48 Laws Of Power co-written by Robert Greene. In other, 50 Cent related news, Fif says he plans on dropping a sequel to his 2009 album Before I Self Destruct, which will also be connected to a film.

There will be a BISD II but not before my next album and there is a film connected to it also its crazy watch LMAO17 hours ago via UberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply

[June 20]

UPDATE: The cover art has been released for 50 Cent’s upcoming anti-bullying novel, “Playground,” releasing on November 1st (via HHNM). The description for the book has been posted in full on

“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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