London Lite Thursday, 12 November 2009 29 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS 50 Cent Before I Self Destruct is out on Monday. 16PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Tomorrow Coming SoonToday DESPITE his hardman reputation, 50 Cent is a sweetie. Five hours into a day of interviews to promote his new album, Before I Self Destruct, the rapper is as bubbly as a boy band member. It could be relief that his album, due out two years ago, is finally being released. Or that hes been named the second high- est-earning African-American celebrity behind Oprah Winfrey. The 33-year-old is a staggeringly successful, one-man brand flogging everything from vitamin drinks and dietary supplements to clothes and condoms. Surely, hes now more businessman than musician? Im both but I still consider myself a musician first. If it wasnt for my music, I wouldnt have all these other opportuni- ties. I earn way more away from music, but I havent lost my passion for songs. Im so proud of Self Destruct. Its like a prequel to Get Rich that explores the dysfunctional behaviour I grew up around. I spent ages working with Dre and Em in Detroit, then Vegas, to make sure every track was perfect. In Vegas, we had a recording studio in the hotel so we wouldnt be tempted to party. Only on the last two days did we go crazy gambling. Did I win? Depends how you see it. I lost money, but man, I had fun. Thats a win for me. The deluxe version of Before I Self Destruct comes with a film written by, produced and starring the rapper. He says it helps make sense of the songs, but you suspect a marketing ploy. And it promotes his acting -- he was in recent Britflick Dead Man Running. Whatever Fiddy does, the dollars keep pouring in. Whats the most expensive thing hes bought and never used? That would probably be a Rolls-Royce Phantom, he laughs. I only drove it once, from my home to the airport. Its a car you have to be driven in. Yeah, I have a driver, but I prefer my trucks. What colour was the Phantom? Prune. What, prune aint cool? Okay, lets call it maroon. LISA VERRICO Muse THE Devonshire trio led by classically-trained musical supremo Matt Bellamy, right, play space-rock from their recently released fifth album, The Resistance. And tomorrow, The 02, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002), 6.30pm, 41.25. Tube: North Greenwich Divas Of MOtOwn BRENDA HOLLOWAY, Thelma Houston, Mable John, Linda Laurence, Scherrie Payne, and Jack Ashfords Funk Brothers Band help prolong Motowns 50th birthday celebrations, right. HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St W6 (0844 844 4748), 6.30pm, 27.50- 95. Tube: Hammersmith JOnas BrOthers THE clean-living brothers, right, perform hits including Year 3000, Burning Up and Tonight to their utterly adoring fans -- and reluctant parents. 20-21 Nov, Wembley Arena, Empire Way (0870 060 0870), 7pm, 32-40. Tube: Wembley Park up the Creek MARK RESTUCCIA, left, Christian Ancliff, Chris Mayo and Gary Colman (MC) perform at Londons longest-running comedy club. Up The Creek, 302 Creek Rd, Greenwich SE10 (0208 858 4581,, 8pm, 10. Rail: Greenwich LOuis Ck YOUD be hard-pushed to find a stand- up more admired by comedy fans than Louis CK, left. Hell ensure you never look at long-haul flights in the same way again. And Saturday, Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822,, 7.30pm & 9.30pm, 12.50- 18.50. Tube: Euston Big sCreen Big Laughs PAPPYS FUN CLUB present their guilty pleasure movie, 1986 western The Three Amigos, left, at this comedy and film night. Wed, Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square SE1 (020 7357 6845), 7pm, 10. Tube: London Bridge Life is a DreaM DOMINIC WEST, right, is a banished prince whose power goes to his head in this version of the Pedro Caldern de la Barca classic. Until 28 Nov, Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham St WC2 (0870 060 6624), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 15-29. Tube: Covent Gdn BLOOD BrOthers SPICE GIRL Melanie C, right, stars in Willy Russells musical about twins separated at birth. Until July, Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Rd WC2 (0870 060 6629), Mon-Sat 7.45pm, mats Thu 3pm & Sat 4pm, 22-52.50. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd aLL My sOns DAVID SUCHET, right, and Zo Wanamaker star in Arthur Millers drama about a mother who cant come to terms with the death of her son. 19 May-11 Sep, Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0844 412 4658), Mon- Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 21-68.50. Tube: Piccadilly Circus serieCuLture TECHNO duo Swayzak, left, play their own material live before mixing other bits, with support from Onlymatt. T Bar, 32-38 Dukes Place EC3 (020 7729 2973,, 9pm, free. Tube: Liverpool St way we wOre THE LOOSE CANNONS, left, and Men In Masks play party classics at this Thirties/Forties- themed night. The Last Days Of Decadence, 145 Shoreditch High St E1 (07982 445 657), 8pm, 8, 5 before 9pm. Tube: Old St hOt Chip DJ HOT CHIP frontman Alexis Taylor, left, spins an eclectic range of floor- fillers. 27 Nov, The Westbury Bar, 34 Kilburn High Rd NW6 (020 7625 7500), 8pm, 5, 3 before 11pm, free before 10pm. 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