50 Cent Celebrates His Legacy With An Outstanding Hip-Hop Spectacle On “The Final Lap” Tour
With performances from Jeremih and Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent’s The Final Lap tour celebrates an unmatched 20-year tenure in hip-hop.
In 2003, 50 Cent emerged as a tyrant in hip–hop with the release of Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. Already established as a rebel in his own right, the industry blacklisted him prior to its release.
A deal with Columbia Records fell through. Meanwhile, songs like “How To Rob” and “Ghetto Quran” established 50 Cent as a forceful MC that wouldn’t hold his sharp tongue against heavyweights.
Although his career hit a brick wall, his resilience and hunger caught the attention of Dr. Dre and Eminem. And maybe without those two, we wouldn’t be celebrating one of the greatest hip-hop albums 20 years later.
The Final Lap tour appears to be 50 Cent’s final full-fledged trek on the road. The past decade hasn’t seen him releasing much music but his television empire has grown exponentially. Marking the 20th anniversary of Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ and coinciding with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, The Final Lap tour has been nothing short of a spectacle; a time capsule that revisits 20 years of heat, from defining singles found on his chart-topping debut and sophomore releases to deep cuts that only his day-one fans can appreciate.
With opening acts Pressa, Jeremih, and Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent celebrates his own contributions to the culture.
The opening acts all hold a place in 50 Cent’s heart to some capacity. The connection to Pressa seems to have developed more recently. Pressa’s appearance on stage, alongside WhyG and Bundog, suggests that 50 Cent’s cooking up something in the 6ix.
Tony Yayo hasn’t shied away from expressing his appreciation for BunDog and Pressa in recent times, either. However, it strongly indicates that 50 Cent and Tony Yayo have taken the budding Toronto star under his wing. It’s an impeccable feat for Pressa, who has the bragging rights of touring with 50 Cent and Drake.