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50 Cent Inks Deal for YA Book on Bullying

Hip-hop artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will write a semi-autobiographical novel called Playground. The young-adult book stars “a thirteen-year-old schoolyard bully who finds redemption as he faces what he’s done.”

Penguin Group (USA)’s Razorbill imprint will release the title in January 2012. Laura Arnold will edit the book. Agency Group agent Marc Gerald brokered the deal.

The rapper (pictured, via) had this statement: “I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully. I drew on events from my own childhood and adolescence, but was excited to see the story take on its own life. This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers.”

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Ice-T & His Wife Land Book Deals for Debut Novels

Law & Order star and hip-hop legend Ice-T will publish Kings of Vice (written with Mal Radcliff) with Tom Doherty Associates’ Forge Books imprint in September.

This fall, the imprint will also publish Angel by Nicole ‘Coco‘ Marrow–an actress and Ice-T’s wife. Ice-T (pictured, via) has more than 83,100  followers on Twitter and is also working on a memoir.

Here’s more about Ice-T’s upcoming book: “Marcus ‘Crush’ Casey is an ex-gang leader in a New York City on the edge of social and economic collapse. He walks out of Attica Penitentiary after serving 20 years behind bars with the realization that he must be part of the solution – but first he must take back his gang from the backstabbing lieutenant who handed him over to the Feds.”

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