I wouldn’t recognize rapper 50 Cent if he walked past me on the street, which being that we both live in New York City is a distinct possibility.  Be that as it may, tonight at 9:00 pm VH1 is airing 50 Cent: The Origin of Me.  In the documentary the Queens native travels to South Carolina to trace his roots.  In the words of the producer:

The basic idea was to connect the “genealogy chic” movement with a younger audience than watches Henry Louis Gates’s ancestry shows on PBS, and to bring hip-hop-generation African-American stars face-to-face with the legacy of slavery.

I have seen a few snippets and the results are interesting indeed.