50 Cent hasn’t made a good album, or even one that people have really cared about, since 2005’s The Massacre. But that isn’t stopping him from launching his 19-date Invitation Tour in Cleveland this week. (He’s bringing along Monica, Soulja Boy, and Lloyd Banks to help fill seats.) Fiddy’s latest album, last year’s Before I Self Destruct, stinks more than the mulch my neighbor dumped in front of his house last week. Maybe that’s why the rapper has a new record, Black Magic, due this summer. 50 Cent has been telling people he’s experimenting with some new sounds. Hopefully, they’re good ones. You’ll probably hear a preview of Black Magic at the show, but most of Fiddy’s set should be heavy on the hits he’s racked up over the past five years, like “In Da Club,” “Candy Shop,” and “Just a Lil Bit.” You know, the stuff fans like. 50 Cent’s Invitation Tour with Monica, Soulja Boy, and Lloyd Banks comes to the Wolstein Center at 7 p.m. Tickets: $50.50-$100.50; 216-687-9292. —Michael Gallucci (follow me on Twitter @mgallucci)
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