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50 Cent Wants To Wake You Up At The Strand Hotel

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December 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM | by | ()

We know how hard it can be getting out of bed sometimes. We normally use our iPhone alarm to jolt us awake (followed by a big cup of strong black tea), but we're aware there are other more soothing ways to get the job done. Like...a wake-up call from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson when you stay at The Strand in New York City.

Sound crazy? Here's a little background: 50 Cent, along with entrepreneur Chris Clarke, founded a line of all-natural energy drinks known as SK Energy Shots back in 2011 (actually, the product name was originally Street King, but in 2012 it got abbreviated to the less confrontational "SK".) Better yet, the SK Energy brand has a philanthropic mission, with every energy shot sold providing a meal to a hungry child through the United Nations World Food Programme.

Now, the Strand has partnered with SK to offer the energy shots in all 176 guest rooms. But to really help raise awareness, the hotel is offering the option of a (pre-recorded, duh) wake-up call from Mr. P-I-M-P himself. No further details have been released, though we're wondering, if it happens to be your birthday, do you get your name called out in a special rendition of In Da Club?

If energy drinks are your thing, then this one is definitely worth looking into. According to a press release, the drink is free of taurine and added sugars, and contains plenty of antioxidants and vitamins (A, B6, B12, C, and E, in case you were wondering).

Not to mention the whole feed-a-child-in-need ploy—they really get you with that one. Honestly, we don't even enjoy drinking energy shots, but we'd at least buy one or two to contribute to charity. 'Tis the season, and all.

The hotel will also be hosting awareness-raising events on its rooftop, Top of the Strand, where 50 Cent will likely be making appearances. So if you never quite got to live out your middle school fantasy of getting a lap dance from 50 Cent, then perhaps now is your chance. The evening might not end "at the Ramada", but at least he'll help you get up for work the next morning.

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