50 Cent turns business author

50 Cent is turning author later this year, with him co-writing a book on business.

Profile Books will publish The 50th Law, a business guide for the 21st century, co-written by "modern Machiavelli" Robert Greene and 50 Cent, in the autumn.

It's touted as "how the power game of success can be played to your advantage", following on from Greene's previous title The 48 Laws of Power. It includes chapters such as Turn Shit Into Sugar-Opportunism and Hood Economics.

Profile will also produce an audio version read by the two authors. Bound in black leatherette, the book is due out in the UK on 10 September and in the same week in the US. Fiddy plans to speak at the Oxford Union as part of his promotional tour.

"Those who dismiss 50 Cent as a gangster should rethink: his continued presence in the Forbes Rich List and entrepreneurial nous show there is a lot more to the man than his music," says Andrew Franklin of Profile Books.

He added that the book was "not just an informed strategy" but "an incredible story of survival, rehabilitation and upward mobility" from life in the ghetto to the boardroom.

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