50 Cent will hit Austin next weekend to show all these whippersnappers how it's done — or maybe just to make sure Jay-Z doesn't hog all the glory. The rapper will headline Shady Records' "Shady 2.0 Showcase" at the Austin Music Hall at 7 p.m. on March 16 (next Friday). It gets better: he's performing the entirety of Get Rich Or Die Tryin', the album everyone likes best, anyway. (Just as long as he doesn't touch The Big 10.) And getting there early might be in SXSWers' best interest, because the bill also includes Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Don Trip, S.T.S., and the Foodchain. Fans can sign up via the Shady website for info on how to get into the show.
We'd like to gently remind everyone that Big K.R.I.T. is playing SPIN's party over at Stubb's earlier that day, too! Before heading down to Austin, brush up on Fiddy with SPIN editorial director Charles Aaron's 2007 interview with the man who, indeed, got rich (mostly off wise investments).