Iconic rapper 50 Cent has announced plans for a global tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'". However, fans may want to get their hands on tickets promptly, as the hip-hop legend conveys that this could well be the last tour of his illustrious career.
Shifting Focus from Stage to Screen
50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, began to transition towards the entertainment industry a decade ago. His journey began with the highly popular television series "Power", and has now expanded into the realm of film.
Fans will soon get to see him sharing screen space with Sylvester Stallone in "Expendables 4". "I won’t be able to tour like this again. My film and TV production stuff doesn’t allow me,” the rapper revealed in a candid moment.
The 47-year-old performer emphasized his evolving relationship with his core audience. He added, “My audience is older. With my film and TV work I’m speaking to my core audience directly. I don’t want to lose them… They made me a success”.
A Possible Encore with Legendary Companions?
50 Cent hinted at a slight possibility of returning to the tour life, provided that his old mentors, Eminem and Dr Dre, join him on stage. “If I could get Em and Dre out the house, that would get me back touring but I don’t think that’ll happen,” he added.
This statement is likely to send fans into a frenzy, dreaming of a union between these legendary figures of hip-hop. As the tour dates draw closer, the excitement is palpable. The world tour will span across continents, with performances scheduled throughout the USA, Australia, Europe, and later dates to be announced in Asia.
According to 50 Cent, more than 600,000 tickets have already been snapped up, attesting to his enduring popularity.
The Legacy Lives On
Despite not having released a studio album since 2014, and his own acknowledgment that his audience has aged, 50 Cent's popularity remains unwavering.
His enduring chart presence, marked by his rank of 114 on the Spotify list, is largely attributed to the timeless appeal of his hit track "In da Club", which continues to be a crowd favorite on social networks. Whether or not this tour marks the end of 50 Cent's live performances, one thing is certain: his impact on the hip-hop scene has been nothing short of monumental.
His shift towards film and television not only signals a new phase in his career but also promises to bring his unique charm and charisma to a whole new medium and audience.