50 Cent is coming to Australia with ‘The Final Lap Tour, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – 20 Years Later’ this December!
Get your tickets at Live Nation – 50 Cent Brisbane 10 December 2023
Australia and New Zealand, you’re up next! 🔥 I’m excited to announce THE FINAL LAP TOUR celebrating GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ – 20 YEARS LATER with special guests is coming your way this December! Tickets on sale Thursday 8 June 2023, at 2pm local, lock yours in •… pic.twitter.com/8H47l0rrTq— 50cent (@50cent) May 30, 2023
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of his massive debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin. The tour is called The Final Lap Tour 2023.
He will be touring for 5 months starting with almost every city in North America before heading to Europe and finishing down under in Auckland after Australia.
Who is 50 Cent?
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and investor. He rose to prominence in the early 2000s with his debut album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” and became one of the most successful and influential rap artists of his time.
Growing up in the South Jamaica neighbourhood of Queens, New York City, 50 Cent experienced a troubled childhood. He turned to drug dealing at an early age but eventually found solace in music. After being signed to Columbia Records in the late 1990s, his debut album faced numerous delays and was eventually shelved, leading to 50 Cent’s departure from the label.
In 2002, 50 Cent released the mixtape “Guess Who’s Back?” which caught the attention of Eminem and Dr. Dre. This led to his signing with Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records, and the release of his breakthrough album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” in 2003. The album achieved massive commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide, and spawned hit singles like “In da Club,” “21 Questions,” and “P.I.M.P.”
Following the success of his debut album, 50 Cent founded his own record label, G-Unit Records, and released the group’s debut album, “Beg for Mercy,” in 2003. He also became involved in various business ventures, including clothing lines (G-Unit Clothing Company), beverage deals (Formula 50 Vitamin water), and video games (50 Cent: Bulletproof).
In the subsequent years, 50 Cent released several more successful albums, including “The Massacre” (2005), “Curtis” (2007), and “Before I Self Destruct” (2009). He is known for his gritty and aggressive lyrical style, often rapping about his experiences in the streets and his rise to fame.
Aside from his music career, 50 Cent has ventured into acting. He made his debut in the semi-autobiographical film “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” in 2005 and has since appeared in movies such as “Righteous Kill” (2008) and “Escape Plan” (2013) alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Over the years, 50 Cent has faced both critical acclaim and controversy. He has won numerous awards, including Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards. However, his image and public persona have sometimes been associated with controversy due to his feuds with other artists, legal issues, and provocative statements.
50 Cent’s impact on the rap industry and popular culture is significant. His unique style, business ventures, and entrepreneurial mindset have solidified his status as a multi-talented artist and a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.
50 Cent last toured Australia in 2018. He embarked on a tour called “Get Rich or Die Tryin’ 15th Anniversary Tour,” which celebrated the 15th anniversary of his debut album. The tour included shows in various cities across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
50 Cent has released several popular songs and albums throughout his career including:
“In da Club” – This 2003 hit single from the album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” became 50 Cent’s breakthrough song and remains one of his most iconic tracks.
“Candy Shop” – Released in 2005 as a single from the album “The Massacre,” this song featuring Olivia became a chart-topping hit and a staple of 50 Cent’s discography.
“21 Questions” – Another successful single from “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” this song featuring Nate Dogg showcased 50 Cent’s more introspective side and achieved widespread popularity.
“P.I.M.P.” – Also from “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” this track with Snoop Dogg and G-Unit became a club anthem and further solidified 50 Cent’s presence in the rap scene.
“Many Men (Wish Death)” – Known for its memorable chorus and raw lyrics, this song from “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” remains a fan favourite and a standout track.
His most popular albums include:
“Get Rich or Die Tryin'” (2003) – As 50 Cent’s debut studio album, it is often regarded as his most influential and successful work, featuring the aforementioned hits like “In da Club” and “21 Questions.”
“The Massacre” (2005) – This album followed the success of “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” and featured popular tracks such as “Candy Shop” and “Just a Lil Bit.”
“Curtis” (2007) – Named after 50 Cent’s real name, this album included hits like “Ayo Technology” featuring Justin Timberlake and “I Get Money.”
“Before I Self Destruct” (2009) – This album showcased 50 Cent’s more aggressive and street-oriented style and featured tracks like “Baby by Me” and “Do You Think About Me.”
Accommodation in Brisbane for 50 Cent Concert
If you you are looking to stay near the venue then you can search here for accommodation near the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Boondall).