Budweiser Stage | Toronto, Ontario
When “Get Rich or Die Trying” came out, many would argue it was a game changing event for the hip-hop industry. The number of new people that discovered the genre was huge, and now, 20 years later, 50 is back on stage to celebrate the epic albums with fans everywhere on his tour, “The Final Lap”. Known for creating an electric atmosphere, his concerts are full of energy and charisma. You can expect to be transported back in time when music was really good with all of the hits that made him famous, like Wanksta, Many Men, and In Da Club. Joining him on stage will be legends Jeremih and Busta Rhymes, and you cannot afford to miss out on any of this action when it comes to the Budweiser Stage on Monday, July 31, 2023, so grab your tickets right here and now before the rest of the fans beat you to it.
Curtis James Jackson, professionally known as 50 Cent, was born in South Jamaica, Queens, on July 6, 1975. Built for greatness, 50 went on an unbelievable journey from the “gangsta” life to professional hit maker, actor, writer, television producer, and entrepreneur.
Moving from selling drugs to the music industry, Jackson found success with his hip-hop mixtape, “Guess Who's Back,” and the song “How To Rob." That song threw shots at all the heavyweights in the industry at the time, which brought him a lot of media attention and a lot of controversy. However, it ultimately landed him his first deal.
Fifty released his first major label album in 2003, and it was called “Get Rich or Die Trying.” The album is his best selling album to date and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide, with hits such as "21 Questions" and "In da Club." The success of the album would also help 50 launch his acting career with a gritty movie of the same name.
He would later release several albums, including “The Massacre” (2005) and “Curtis” (2007). In 2014, he released a brand new album, "Animal Ambition," and went on to show the rapper's versatility. The sound was completely different, and the fans absolutely loved it.
As a businessman, Curtis has launched many successful ventures, kicking off with Vitamin Water. After finding out he was a fan of the drink, he was approached to be an ambassador of the brand and received a minority share in the business. After gaining traction, Coca-Cola took an interest in the brand and purchased it for 4.1 billion, with 50's minority share grossing him $100 million.
While 50 has been involved in many industry beefs, one thing can be said for sure: the man really knows how to entertain fans, whether he is doing crazy stuff on social media or creating hit TV shows like Power. His concerts are legendary, and his high-energy performances and ability to connect with his audience make for an unforgettable experience. Fans leave his concerts feeling like they've witnessed something truly special and you will too but you need to grab your tickets now before they sell out.