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50 Cent to release new novel in September


50 Cent is set to release a novel.
The 48-year-old rap star - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - will release 'The Accomplice', the first in a two-book deal, in September.
The award-winning rapper said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE: "I want to bring a big heist story to the page. My debut fiction novel and its follow-up series will be captivating."
50 is set to release his new books through Amistad, which is an imprint of HarperCollins.
'The Accomplice' - which will be published on September 3 - centres on Nia Robinson, an FBI agent who works within the robbery division.
Henry Bass, the executive editor at Amistad, said: "'The Accomplice' is going to surprise readers in wonderful ways.
"It’s everything you want in a page-turner: vivid writing, complex, multi-dimensional characters, many plot twists, witty dialogue and Curtis’ inimitable charm and authenticity."
Although he is best known as a rapper, 50 has already enjoyed significant success in the literary world.
In 2020, for example, 50 released 'Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter', a non-fiction book that explored his transition from the music business to the television industry.
In the book, 50 acknowledged that hip-hop music has changed and that he needed to explore other opportunities in order to maximise his earning potential.
The New York-born star - who is one of the best-selling rap artists of all time - wrote: "Hip Hop had moved on. It was imperative that I diversified if I wanted to keep growing financially and professionally."
50 struggled to accept the changing landscape - but he also "understood" the new reality.
He added: "It wasn’t an easy conclusion to come to, but I understood it."