50 Cent in Edinburgh: Are there any tickets left, how much do they cost, possible setlist, and who is the support act?
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He will perform at The Big Top in the Royal Highland Centre.
There are various types of briefs still available – including VIP tickets at £123 each and standing tickets at £87.20.
It’s a rare visit to Scotland for the superstar US rapper, who last visited this country in November 2015, when he played in front of a sell-out crowd at the SSE Hyrdo in Glasgow.
Who is 50 Cent?
The platinum-selling artist has cemented himself into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, with tracks including 'In Da Club', 'Candy Shop' and 'P.I.M.P' among his best-known numbers.
Born in Queens in 1975, 50 Cent - real name Curtis James Jackson III began pursuing a musical career and was all set to release ‘Power of the Dollar’ for record giants Columbia Records.
Just days before the planned release, he was shot and the album never saw the light of day.
Eminem took a young 50 under his wing, and aided also by Dr Dre, he became one of the best rappers in the world.
His career has been a trophy laden one at that and over the course of it, he has won a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. In addition to that, he has also sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
What songs will he perform in Edinburgh?
According to setlist.fm, a possible setlist for the 50 Cent show in London looks like:
Put A Hole in Yo Back
What Up Gangsta
Hate It or Love It - The Game cover
Many Men (Wish Death)
I’m The Man
Big Rich Town
Magic Stick - Lil’ Kim Cover
Yeah Yeah - A Boogie wit Da Hoodie cover
Look Back at It - A Boogie wit Da Hoodie cover
Drowning - A Boogie wit Da Hoodie cover
Masterpiece - Da Baby cover
Suge - Da Baby cover
Bop - Da Baby cover
Rockstar - Da Baby cover
Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 - A$AP Rocky cover
I’ll Whip ya head Boy
Who is the support act?
Support will come from Edinburgh's own Ben Kaelin, aka DJ Prospect.
He's known as Scotland’s favourite underground tastemaker and is the DJ of choice when global stars like Justin Bieber and Lewis Capaldi throw a party.
Speaking to the Evening News a couple of years ago, the former James Gillespie's High School pupil said: “I'm originally Swiss and moved to Edinburgh when I was 13. My mum is from here – the family is half Swiss and half Scottish – and wanted to come home again, so we came with her and when I got here I started DJing purely because I didn't speak any English.
“Music led me to DJing and that allowed me to pick up the language.”
Today, his hip hop and R&B mixes remain in great demand on Radio 1Xtra and his Edinburgh club night, Tipsy, has been running or more than 20 years.