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50 Cent: Always The Lion In The Room

Ben Thompson, Financial Times, 8 February 2008

ON MEETING the rapper and business mogul 50 Cent, the first thing you notice is that he's a lot smaller than he looks onstage. In live performance, his muscular physique seems almost implausibly pumped up – rather as an iguana will inflate itself with air, so it can fall from a considerable height without hurting itself. In person he is a more contained but still commanding presence; impeccably polite and even jovial.

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