PENDLETON — Officials with the annual Pendleton Whisky Music Fest have announced “50 Cent” has been added to this year’s talent lineup.

The rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and television producer also known as Curtis James Jackson is known for changing careers from drug dealer to music artist. 

The artist was initially discovered by Eminem, and has since sold more than 30 million albums globally, racking up numerous awards, including a Grammy and 13 Billboard Music Awards.

The fourth-annual music festival is July 13, with a kickoff party July 12. For more information go to


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