50 Cent to Perform Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in its Entirety at SXSW

Jay-Z isn’t the only hip-hop superstar slated to perform at this year’s South by Southwest festival. 50 Cent has been revealed as the headliner for the Shady 2.0 showcase, taking place March 16th at the Austin Music Hall.

50 Cent is scheduled to run through all 19 tracks off of his memorable debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, marking the first time the masterpiece will be performed live in its entirety, during his performance. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ hit the 8X platinum mark and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. It also garnered five chart-topping hit singles; “Wanksta,” “In da Club,” “Many Men,” “21 Questions,” featuring Nate Dogg, and “P.I.M.P.”

The Shady 2.0 showcase will also feature several other notable MCs, including fellow Queens native Action Bronson, 2012 XXL Freshman Don Trip, ScHoolBoy Q, 2011 XXL Freshman Big K.R.I.T., Shady Records signees Yelawolf (2011 XXL Freshman) and rap super-group, Slaughterhouse.

Eminem is not listed as a performer for the event yet, but, concertgoers may get a nice surprise if Marshall Mathers decides to make an impromptu performance, which seems likely.

Additional information for the Shady 2.0 showcase can be found here. —Christian Bonoan

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  • Luv It Man

    People love to hate on this guy his other stuff might not have been as good but it wasn’t crap and the big 10 he put out was dope go ask Premier peoples taste has just changed i bet if he put GRODT out now it wouldn’t have the same impact

  • http://xxlmag.com Live1ne

    This is a strategic attempt by 50 to regain relevance in the game. I fuck with 50 though so I hope it works.

  • 50 Cent is the realest

    I dont get it when people say 50′s material after GRODT is wack. Lyrically or production wise cos his subject matter and lyrics didnt change or strayed far away from his previous ones. He is a gangster rapper, he is not supposed to be metaphorical, he just delivers his life story and the lifestyle he saw around him and lived when he was growing up in his music and he delivers it excellently. He’s as real as they come cos he has actually lived what he raps about, the drug selling, the life of crime and danger.