50 Cent, who hit the road on his first tour around the beginning of March, is teaming up with breaking duo Clipse April 1-27. The outing will see the hip-hoppers visiting universities, clubs and auditoriums across the Midwest and East Coast.

A relative unknown, 50 Cent burst onto the music scene earlier this year when his debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, hit the charts at No. 1 and stayed there for some time.

Part of 50 Cent’s fame is due to his ties to Jam Master Jay’s shooting in October 2002. His subsequent jailing for gun possession on New Year’s Eve only added to his notoriety – and made the fans hungry for his album. Of course, it helped that Eminem won the bidding war and signed 50 Cent to his label.

Now, 50 Cent is a sought-after collaborator and hip new name to throw around. He’s recently recorded with Mary J. Blige and has already begun work on a follow up to Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.

The Clipse aren’t exactly being eclipsed by 50 Cent’s fame, though. The Grammy-nominated duo of brothers Malice (Gene Thornton) and Pusha T (Terence Thornton) have been making the charts with their debut album, Lord Willin’, which was produced by the Neptunes.

The Clipse recently spent time on MTV’s $2 Bill Concert series and supported Nelly on the first leg of his Nellyville tour.