It’s a masterpiece that spawned street anthems like ‘What Up Gangsta’ and ‘Many Men,’ as well as dancefloor classics like ‘In Da Club’ and ‘If I Can’t,’ and let’s not forget the sugar-coated romance of ’21 Questions’ – all tracks that stand tall in 2017. Now, Fiddy has announced a heavy entourage of support acts for his two landmark shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
First up, 50’s infamous entourage G-Unit will be joining him in Australia, with Lloyd Banks, Uncle Murda and Tony Yayo joining the festivities. Their criminally underrated debut Beg For Mercy was filled with overblown gangsterisms including the iconic ‘Poppin Them Thangs,’ while they gained notoriety in the 2000s for their high-profile feud with The Game, chunky Reebok sneakers, as well as a merchandise line that was heavily bootlegged at Paddy’s Markets.
Unfortunately, there’s no sign of Young Buck who recently collaborated with Australia’s own Kerser on ‘Total Concentration’ – but hey, the possibility of hearing Lloyd Banks perform ‘Karma’ or ‘Beamer, Benz Or Bentley’ has us pretty damn excited.
On the local front, we have Trials and Briggs connecting to perform as A.B. Original after smashing it with their monumental and thought-provoking Reclaim Australia, as well as emerging Indigenous rapper Baker Boy. The line-up is looking pretty excellent right now – see the dates below and immerse yourself in Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ before February: