SXSW 2012 Recap: 50 Cent & Eminem Crush Austin, The-Dream Shines
As SXSW 2012 draws to a close, the big names once again stole the show Friday evening (March 16), with 50 Cent bringing out Eminem, while performing his debut ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin”, and The-Dream pulling out yet another dazzling show at the Fader Fort.
The-Dream closed out his SXSW run with yet another impeccable performance at the Fader Fort, his third of the week, opening with ‘Shawty is a 10,’ and bringing down the house with ‘Walkin’ on the Moon.’
Headlining the Shady 2.0 Showcase at Austin Music Hall, 50’s surprise guest was clearly no shock to the hundreds of fans lined up around the venue, at the event which also boasted Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Don Trip and Schoolboy Q, who appeared enthusiastic about the week.
“Coming down to SXSW man, it’s been crazy how much love they’re showing me right now. I Feel like I’m on top of the world,” Q told The Boombox. “But I’m still not satisfied. I still got a long way to go, and I want it all and I’m gonna take it.”
After a slight delay, 50 Cent took the stage in a cam bulletproof vest, commemorating the 10th anniversary of ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin” with an almost hour-long set, tearing through hits until finally bringing out Slim Shady for their collaboration ‘Patiently Waiting.’
“Don’t try to front on me. I make classics, baby,” 50 reminded the packed crowd. “The album sold thirteen million records. I wanted to sell like two million. That s— did thirteen. The money came so fast, I couldn’t f— it up.”
Eminem then returned to the stage, rocking recent hits like ”Till I Collapse’ and ‘Crack a Bottle,’ to the crowd’s obvious approval. Check ’em out below.
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