Around this time a decade and a half ago 50 Cent was killing the streets with “In Da Club” dropping in January of 2003, “21 Questions” coming in March, and the G-Unit rapper being only weeks away from putting out “Many Men (Wish Death)” – just months after his sudden rise to mainstream success on the strength of the “Wanksta” cut.
With 2018 marking the 15th Anniversary of his Get Rich or Die Tryin’ debut, he’s looking to bring all of that heat back, and his fans over on the other side of the Atlantic will luckily get to experience it first. 50 announced plans to perform the album in full in a tweet that he sent out early Monday morning, April 9. “I’m bringing ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ back to one of my Favorite Places, the UK,” the ageless rap mogul told his 9.92 million fans on Twitter. To the misfortune of most of them, only shows in Birmingham, London, and Manchester have been announced thus far, but one shouldn’t rule out the potential that he might publicize more dates at a later time.
In spite of him having put out five more studio albums since GRODT, the onslaught of singles 50 flooded the scene with off of that project make for some of the best work he’s got in his catalog. Billboard recently placed the classic effort at No. 2 among its list of the 10 most highly anticipated hip-hop albums of all time. The Shady/Aftermath production came in second behind only Snoop Dogg, who topped the list thanks to his 1993 Doggystyle release.