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50 Cent plans to publish novellas
50 Cent
The rapper's semi-autobiographical film has just been released
Rapper 50 Cent is to publish a series of fictional novellas and graphic novels featuring characters based on former members of his G-Unit group.

He is teaming up with MTV and Pocket Books, which is behind his recent memoir From Pieces To Weight, to launch to a new venture, G-Unit Books.

The first release in 2007 will be penned by Nikki Turner, author of A Hustler's Wife and The Glamorous Life.

The tales will explore "gritty" issues and themes from 50 Cent's songs.

The singer's semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' has just been released in the US.

'The Life'

50 Cent turned his back on a life of crime to pursue a career in the music business.

But his film's distributor has been forced to remove advertising posters amid complaints they glorify gun violence.

The posters show 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone the other.

His new book releases will feature episodes about G-Unit members such as Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck.

"These tales will tell the truth about The Life; the sex, guns and cash; the brutal highs and short lives of the players on the streets," said MTV and Pocket Books.

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