There’s been a bit of confusion about what [artist id="860639"]50 Cent’s[/artist] next album, Black Magic, might sound like. After initially saying the record was inspired by dance beats he heard at a nightclub in Europe, 50 explained that the disc will still be hip-hop, but with a twist.
Fans might get a chance to hear what he’s talking about starting May 28, when 50 will launch The Invitation Tour at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. The monthlong, 19-date outing will take him across the country to mid-size theaters before winding up with a June 25 show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Though some people got it twisted when he initially said he was inspired by more uptempo dance music on the disc, which doesn’t have a release date yet, 50 quickly clarified what he meant.
“I got a joint that I did that was real uptempo,” 50 told British DJ Tim Westwood back in March. “It’s a different type of vibe. It’s still 50 Cent. It’s official. If you heard the record, you’d feel different. My Black Magic album, I’ve been listening to different types of music. I just wanna create something that’s outta the box. I’m using different song formats. I’ll write a rap song in the sequence of a different kind of record. A traditional hip-hop record may have three 16-bar verses. To write it in a different formant instead of the way a traditional rap record is written, to experiment with different things, it’s still hip-hop music. It’s still 50 Cent content; it’s just written in a different way.”
The dates for The Invitation Tour are:
5/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
5/29 – Detroit, MI @ Chene Park Riverfront Amphitheater
5/30 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
6/1 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
6/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
6/4 – Los Angeles @ Club Nokia at L.A. Live
6/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms
6/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater
6/10 – Kansas City, KS @ Midland Theatre
6/11 – Dallas, TX @ Music Hall at Fair Park
6/12 – Houston, TX @ Arena Theater
6/15 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
6/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
6/18 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
6/19 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
6/22 -New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
6/23 – Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theater
6/24 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
6/25 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
Do you think 50 Cent should be experimenting with new sounds or stick to what he does best? Sound off in the comments!