Eminem, the Detroit native joined 50 cent on stage in honor of "Get Rich or Die Tryin." 50 cent graced the stage at the Shady Records Showcase. The rapper who is known for his controversial decisions and outspokenness, brought the crowd back to his gangster rap roots. 50 cent enlisted the help of a seven-piece band and Tony Yayo. For the first time the rapper performed all of the songs from his album "Get Rich" live for all to see. It has been a while since 50 cent has been serious about performing music.
Before showing up alongside 50 cent Eminem was rumored to be making an appearance at the showcase. Eminem joined 50 on "Patiently Waiting" and the audience was reminded of the cutthroat MC's roots. Eminem's life in Detroit was nothing, but humble beginnings. Many of his songs reflect his hardship and the movie 8 Mile serves as some insight into his life growing up. Eminem is known for embracing his hometown of Detroit and acknowledging that part of who he is comes from growing up there.
Dr. Dre was not in attendance at the show and he was not the only face that was missed. Most recently Nate Dogg passed away. Nate was most notably known for his unique and memorable hooks. The late rappers voice was one of a kind and who knows when the world will see another artist like him. His presence has been missed greatly in rap and was felt at this event.