The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
In a couple of weeks, the G-Unit will be heading overseas for an international tour. Come June, the 50 Cent-captained team is scheduled to do something they haven’t done in quite some time: tour the United States. Although no dates or other acts have been announced for the bill, Tony Yayo is hoping at least Slim Shady will be on the road with them.
“I’m not sure if Eminem is gonna be a part of the bill,” Yayo said recently in New York. “I know 50 wants to go out and do the U.S. tour. It would be an honor if Em came out. Shout to Em, the whole D12, everybody out there.
“My best experience was [the] Anger Management [3 tour] with 50 and Eminem,” Yayo added. “They was killing each other on the tour, it was crazy. That was an ill tour. Em comes out, Fif comes out, D12, Proof was still alive — rest in peace to Proof . That’s one of the best hype men ever.”
While Yayo was fantasizing out loud, he threw another name in the mix. “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. “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.”
Obviously, it would be a huge undertaking to get all these guys on the road together, but Yayo and the fans can dream, can’t they?
“With guys like Em and Dre and Fif, these guys got busy schedules,” the Queens native said. “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.”
Yayo said that his new album might be called Godfather of the Ghetto, and like Lloyd Banks’ next album, he wants to put it out this summer while the Unit are on tour. As for when 50 might release another LP, Tony said Fif isn’t focused on that right now.
“50 is like a chameleon,” Yayo said. “What I seen from Fif, he’s in Will Smith mode; he’s shooting movie after movie. I know he’s definitely supporting me and Banks’ albums.”
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