SHOW KICKS OFF WITH A LIVE STREAM ON YOUTUBE.COM/FUSE FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM SHADY RECORDS ARTIST SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES
New York, NY (March 13, 2012) - Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, is bringing the Shady 2.0 Showcase from SXSW live to music lovers on March 16th, beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT. "Fuse Live: Shady 2.0" will kick off from the Austin Music Hall via live stream on http://youtube.com/fuse with some of the hottest hip hop artists all leading up to 50 Cent's performance at 12am ET/11pm CT, which will air exclusively on Fuse's cable network. Live Stream performances will include Shady recording artist Slaughterhouse, as well as up and comers BIG K.R.I.T., ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson and more.
Nearly ten years since its release, 50 Cent will take the Austin Music Hall stage for one of the most buzzed about performances at SXSW, performing his multi-platinum Get Rich Or Die Tryin' album in its entirety, live, for the first time ever to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Get Rich recording sessions. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' sold 872,000 units in the first four days of its release, making it the fastest-selling debut disc in the SoundScan era (since 1991). The #1 Pop, #1 R&B/Hip-hop album was the biggest seller of 2003 and has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. The hit single "In Da Club" peaked at number one for nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained on the chart for twenty-two weeks. Tracks such as "Wangsta," "21 Questions" and "P.I.M.P." scorched the airwaves.
Leading up to "Fuse Live: Shady 2.0," music lovers can tune in to Fuse for an all day Shady Takeover, beginning at 6am ET. The entire day will be dedicated to Shady Records artists and will include music videos from artists such as Yelawolf and 50 Cent, as well as "The Eminem Chronicles" and episodes of Fuse's "Top 20 Countdown" and "Hip Hop Shop" devoted to one of the most beloved rappers in the game, Eminem.
Fans can also log on to http://fuse.tv/shady for additional information on programming, the latest news, and photos.
Originally scheduled to perform, Shady Records, Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment, Interscope Records recording artist Yelawolf is still recuperating from a ruptured spleen suffered earlier this month and will no longer be appearing.