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Beyond da Club

50 Cent, Jay-Z will tour together this summer. Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and Missy Elliott are among the guest performers

In what may be one of the biggest hip-hop tours of the summer, 50 Cent and Jay-Z are planning to hit the road together, MTV reports. Dates and venues for the tour, dubbed ''Roc the Mic,'' have yet to be finalized, but according to Jay's Roc-A-Fella Records, he will be the closing headliner, with such special guests as Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Sean Paul, and Fabolous joining the party in different cities.

Accompanying 50 will be Lloyd Banks from his G-Unit crew, while Roc-A-Fella cohorts Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, and Freeway will back Jay-Z, the label tells MTV, even though they're also slated to perform on the label's Roc Army Tour this summer.

''It's going to be off the hook,'' says 50, who tells MTV that fans can expect a large-scale spectacle. ''That's when it really gets [to be a] tour... when you start building sets and you start seeing things you don't see at the average club concert,'' says the rapper, who this week became the first artist in more than a decade to have two albums in the Billboard chart's top 5 at the same time. His new CD/DVD ''The New Breed'' debuted at No. 2, while the zillion-selling ''Get Rich or Die Tryin''' fell to No. 5, its lowest position in 11 weeks of release.

Originally posted Apr 24, 2003
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