G-Unit leader 50 Cent has called himself the biggest hip-hop touring act and said he has not been back home since last year.
According to Fif, Eminem and Dr. Dre also have high touring profiles.
“I’ve traveled all over the place, I’m probably the largest touring hip-hop artist,” 50 said in an interview. “Em and Dre, Em would be the largest hip-hop artist but he doesn’t travel to see the fans after creating the material. He just puts it out, bam, and everybody loves it and he stays home. It’s because it’s to a point where your career can consume you. I’m allowing myself to be consumed, I haven’t been home this year, to my house. I haven’t been to my house this year, 2010. I probably won’t make it until late this year if I actually get a chance to go back. I’m gonna be on tour for another four weeks, I start filming a film project called Things Fall Apart — I’m excited about that…” (Radio X3M)
The Unit’s Tony Yayo recently talked about wanting Fif, Em and Dre to hit the road together for a tour.
“You know what? I would love to see Eminem, Dre and 50 do a big tour, so I could make millions of dollars,” he said in an interview. “I’ll be a stagehand and work in the back. I wouldn’t even care. I know I’ll make a million dollars lifting stuff. It’s an honor to be in their presence. With guys like Em and Dre and Fif, these guys got busy schedules. Em is working on another album. Fif got about 15 movies; he’s working on another movie right now called ‘The Gun.’ Dre — come on, man, you see them Dr. Dre headphones selling like hot cakes everywhere you go. Those guys are busy guys. I feel blessed I could say that I know Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. A lot of artists beg to do a song with Eminem, beg to do a song with 50 Cent, beg to do a song with Dre — I’ve experienced all those worlds.” (MTV)
Preparing to tour in a few weeks, Lloyd Banks recently spoke on the G-Unit brand.
“Well the status is, I am the present, the past and the future,” Banks explained in an interview. “So they can definitely look forward to that. Tony Yayo, of course. The founding members are always gonna be there. We built this up, gave opportunities to other artists that were signed including [Young] Buck and Game and so on. But as long as that structure is there, we’re good. We’re solid. You can look forward to me, I’m the future. This summer [for my album]. It’s a tight schedule…hopefully we can push for late summer.” (“KG Radio Show”)
Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em talked about conquering the United States touring market earlier this week.
“Right now, I got dates then I’m going overseas, like, I’m going to Brazil for like three days but that’s like it,” Soulja Boy explained in an interview. “But when I do the tour, I’m really just trying to conquer the whole United States because I be checking myTwitter and I be checking all my little FaceBook messages and it be like a lot of people that ain’t seen me perform that really wanna see me…So I got to get every city, for the people, just cause. And then after I do that, I’m gonna branch out overseas.” (Vlad TV)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: