Young Buck and Tha City Paper drop the first single from their upcoming collaborative effort, G.A.S. (Gangsta & Street) 2, which drops March 15th. Young Buck also took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the G-Unit situation.
Haven’t Spoken To Fif in about 7 years I think it’s time we talk… It’s Not About The Reunion.. it’s bigger than that it’s about life and acknowledging your wrongs and moving forward..I was a Young Buck..
Earlier this week Game started a petition to get G-Unit back together and I asked y’all if you even wanted it to happen at this point (if you haven’t left your opinion yet, do so here). Speaking with TheBoombox, Fif was quick to shut all speculation of a reunion and speaks his mind on the damaged relationships between the old crew.
You’re not gonna get nothing back together. I decide that. I do what I want to do. I don’t give a fuck what they talking about on a blog post. Every time there was nothing going on [Game] said “Fuck you, 50” to generate some sort of new interest. But now that doesn’t work anymore. So you gotta figure out a new way to do it. And now it’s saying, ‘We’ll get G-Unit back together!’
If it worked it would be something cool that I did. [But] what would you say if I actually did put it together and then it fell apart right in front of you? Or if I bring them around each other and their feelings from a long time — the disrespect and the talking — bleed over into the people that are just around them and then one of them gets shot and killed, or one of them gets stabbed and hurt bad. Then what?
Say what you wanna say about his music, Fif is spot on with everything he stated above. Spot on.
So what does Game do when Banks is saying nada, Yayo misses the old days, 50 Cent thinks a reunion is “unlikely” and Buck is locked up? Starts a petition for an official G-Unit reunion on Facebook (w/ Swagg-Ink) of course.
The petition has just under 5k signatures at the time of this post so if you’d like to add to that click here. My question is this though, would y’all actually want to see these guys back together? I was definitely a fan of them back in the day but times have changed. Do you think the changes each artist has gone through would mess with their chemistry? Would it even be an ‘honest’ reunion or just a ploy for money? Let us know your thoughts on the whole thing in the comment section below.
In a pretty dope sit down with MTV, Tony Yayo shares his thoughts on G-Unit’s past and how he feels it was better when the crew didn’t have any money. He also speaks on the situations with Game and Young Buck and how money became the issue between everyone. “Mo Money, Mo Problems” Yayo. Remember that.
In the height of the G-Unit takeover in ’03, Curtis, Banks and Buck hit the Hot97 offices and went through numerous instrumentals while on air with Funk Flex. Buck kicked things off with that Southern bounce with 50 and Banks following up.
Our family over at Complex also took it upon themselves to compile a list of the Top 50 Radio Freestyles. Be sure to head over there and check it out.
Let’s be honest here: if Lloyd Banks wasn’t a part of G-Unit and just your everyday indie spitter, folks would clamoring to call him one of the greatest underground rappers of all time. Hell, even I might have done so. Regardless of his affiliation, The PLK is still a very dope emcee, and this Funk Flex freestyle on his television show is proof of that.
However, it still pales in comparison to the absolute damage he did on Hot 97 all those years back…
In the first part of Blue Hef’s interview with TWV, he opens up on Kanye’s praise, the chances of a third Hunger For More and the “skinny jeans” era.
… I would do things like…I’ve had a lot of success in my career but when you come in the game with an entity as big as G-Unit, Interscope, and Shady/Aftermath, that umbrella alone demands success. People start to expect you to have success and to sell a ton of records. They count out the fact you have to work hard to be there. It’s like, if a basketball player joins the Lakers right now—that’s the NBA champions, so if you are a role player, you have to be the best role player ever. If your job is to just knock down the open three, then you better not miss.
It sounds easier said than done but you know when you are in that, you have to stand amongst that pressure and that goes for any crew. Whether it’s Young Money—if you are Drake or Nicki Minaj, you gotta stand up to Lil Wayne. If you’re on Aftermath, you gotta report to [Dr.] Dre. At the end of the day, I was just trying to fit in but I was being compared to other artists. They were comparing me to 50 Cent. Comparing me to the artists that came in the game having number one albums because you know, since Nicki Minaj had her number one debut album, I’m the last one from NYC to do it but I think a lot of my achievements get overlooked because they expect success.