50 Cent to bring his rap game to Seoul
Stars and Stripes March 26, 2008
SEOUL — One of the biggest names in hip-hop is coming to Seoul Olympic Park on April 20.
Rapper 50 Cent, whose hits include “In Da Club” and “Candy Shop,” will perform solo for the first time in South Korea.
A United Service Organizations employee said Monday that the USO is negotiating for the rights to sell discounted tickets to servicemembers, as it often does for high-profile concerts.
Korean speakers can call 02-3141-4956 to purchase tickets, which cost between 66,000 and 80,000 won ($66 to $80), depending on seating.
To get to Olympic Park by subway, take Line 5 in the direction of Macheon to the Olympic Park station, which exits at the back entrance and Olympic Plaza shopping area; or, take Line 8 to Mongchontoseong Station for the main entrance.
50 cent, also known as “Fiddy,” was born Curtis James Jackson in Queens, N.Y., in 1975.
In 2000, 50 Cent was shot nine times at close range with a 9 mm pistol and spent nearly two weeks in the hospital, according to MTV’s Web site and past interviews.
He was dropped from his record label following the shooting, but his street credibility, underground mix tapes and support from rap stars Dr. Dre and Eminem got him another recording contract in 2002.
The next year, his first commercial album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” spent six weeks at number one on the Billboard 500 chart. He later starred in a movie named after the album.