50 Cent: Bulletproof
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50 Cent: Bulletproof is a video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox platforms. It was developed in response to Grand Theft Auto San Andreas after 50 Cent was asked to voice the game's protagonist "CJ" with 50 Cent stating that he will only voice himself in video games. The game was reworked into a PlayStation Portable version and titled 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition, with a top-down perspective. The game was to have been released for the Nintendo GameCube but was canceled. The titular protagonist is hip hop musician artist 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) playing himself. The story revolves around Jackson's search for vengeance, hunting down the hitmen that attempted to murder him. The game also features Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck, members of the G-Unit rap crew, as 50's gang. Dr. Dre plays an arms dealer, Eminem plays a corrupt police officer, and DJ Whoo Kid playing as himself as a person selling "bootlegged" music (of the G-Unit camp) out of his trunk. There is also a video game soundtrack album available titled, Bulletproof (Soundtrack), and released by DJ Red Heat's Shadyville Entertainment. It also won "Best Original Song" in the 2005 Spike TV Video Game Awards. The game has sold 1.59 million games worldwide. A sequel, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, was released on February 24, 2009.