Young Buck

Young Buck
Young Buck

Young Buck in 2006.
Background information
Born March 15, 1981 (1981-03-15) (age 30)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Songwriter, Actor, Producer
Years active 1995–present
Labels Cashville Records , Real Talk
Associated acts Outlawz, Game, Drumma Boy, Bun B, 8Ball & MJG,C-Bo,Savion Saddam,Young Jeezy,Snoop Dogg
Website [4]

David Darnell Brown (born March 15, 1981[1]), also known as Young Buck, is an American Southern rapper. Buck is a former member of the New York City Hip-Hop group G-Unit. He currently resides as president of his own record label "Cashville Records".


Early life

Around the age of twelve, Brown began rapping because he was inspired by a Miami friend named McClea, jealous of McClea's talent, he wanted to beat him no matter what he had to give up, at the same time McClea moved to Tallahassee,Fl Brown began recording in a real studio. Shortly thereafter, he was given an opportunity to perform to Brian "Baby" Williams, co-founder of Cash Money Records. After several years on and off of Cash Money Records, Brown and fellow rapper Juvenile decided to leave the label for good in 2000[2] and went to UTP Records, where he stayed until 2003.[3] One of his early appearances was a feature where Brown appeared on the song "Memphis", where he was featured along with Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat and other southern rappers. His deal with UTP later led to a meeting with New York rapper 50 Cent who later signed Buck to G-Unit Records, under Interscope Records.

Before his journey into the music industry Young Buck was a known hustler/drug dealer in his hometown of Nashville, Tennesse. This path in life led to him being shot. While sleeping in his house armed assailants smashed their way in, during the ensuing gun battle Young Buck was hit serveral times and instead of making his way to hospital the rapper and an armed associate instead drove around the streets in search of the robbers. The track 'Till I'm Dead And Gone' is a narrative from Young Buck on the incident.



After his career in the underground hip hop scene of the South, Young Buck came to the attention of up and coming rap titan 50 Cent who was already making waves with his outfit G-Unit. Looking to broaden his empire 50 Cent was quick to sign Young Buck to his imprint.

Before the departure of Young Buck the highly publicised feud between G Unit and their former west coast counterpart Game had split the fanbase of the outfit in two with many fans taking sides with the Compton native. As the feud between G Unit and Young Buck was simmering behind the scenes 50 Cent released a phone call he had taped between him and Young Buck in which an emotional Buck was heard crying and asking 50 Cent for help and advice.

Solo career

After Young Buck was dismissed from the group for multiple reasons, He released numerous tracks attacking not only the group, but their associates and, more specifically, group leader 50 Cent. 50 Cent and G-Unit also responded with many tracks, including one particular instance in which 50 Cent released a phone call he had recorded with Young Buck, which featured the Tennessee native weeping and apologizing for numerous things.[4] After this happened, Young Buck responded, stating that the call was a fake, that happened one year prior to its release, and claimed that only police record phone calls.[5]

After a lengthy battle between Young Buck and his former G-Unit comrades, the feud seemed to settle down, with Young Buck stating that he owed one more album for G-Unit Records which would be released in 2009, then titled The Rehab.[6] In other interviews, he's stated that he does not have a problem with 50 Cent or G-Unit anymore, but is currently doing his "own thing". He also stated that although he's still signed to G-Unit Records, he's trying to get out of the contract, and he's no longer signed to Interscope.[7][8]

On September 13, 2010 an interview with Shade 45 radio host Angela Yee, 50 Cent stated that Young Buck is still signed to G-Unit Records.[9]

Financial problems

Brown filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection in August 2010,[10] shortly after an IRS raid on his home. His bankruptcy lawyer later told The City Paper that he was planning to sue Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) and other parties over the record contract dispute.[11]

The IRS made plans to auction off Young Buck's seized property on October 28, 2010,[12] but his legal counsel filed suit to halt the sale, while simultaneously re-filing a revised bankruptcy petition that no longer referenced a $5 million legal claim against 50 Cent and other parties associated with G Unit.[13]

In the lawsuit, viewable at this link, Young Buck said the studio equipment taken in the raid was "directly tied to" his "ability to generate income in order to reorganize the estate." He stated that the seizure of property that belonged to his children had "created great stress in the home" and "within the common law marriage of the debtor plaintiff." He told the court he needed to get back the property belonging to the family.

Young Buck's attorney was able to convince the court that he would be selling real estate worth $638,500 to begin paying the back taxes due. At a hearing on October 26, 2010, plans for the IRS auction were at least temporarily stopped. Young Buck announced the outcome with a Tweet:

Currently Young Buck is under Chapter 7, Young Buck’s assets would be sold and distributed among his creditors.[14]


VIBE Awards incident

On November 15, 2004, Jimmy James Johnson approached Dr. Dre at the VIBE Awards and reportedly asked for an autograph before Dr. Dre was about to go on stage. After Dr. Dre declined, Johnson punched him in the back of the head before running towards the nearest exit. A brawl ensued with several uniformed police officers attempting to break up the fight. Chairs were thrown, and it was alleged that Young Buck stabbed Johnson in the chest with a knife.[15] After video evidence was uncovered from the awards ceremony, the Santa Monica Police Department issued an arrest warrant for him.[16] In a preliminary hearing, it was ruled that there was enough evidence to proceed with a jury trial. However, in December 2005, a deal was reportedly struck that would see Young Buck avoid trial.[17]

The Game

After The Game was kicked out of G-Unit for being disloyal, Young Buck as well as new West Coast G-Unit act rapper Spider Loc who had signed to G-Unit Records in September 2004, called him to task for dissing the group and label. The Game then released a track entitled "240 Bars" which insulted both Spider Loc and Young Buck. Young Buck then released a track called "The Real Bitch Boy", which featured Spider Loc and used a beat from The Game's track, "Where I'm from". In the song, Young Buck talks about how he did not even know The Game when he mentions The Game's name on "Poppin' Them Thangs". Also, Young Buck talks about The Game being a male stripper and also how 50 Cent helped The Game to be successful with his album The Documentary.

The feud has continued to escalate, with there being an exchange of many tracks. In February 2007, The Game and Young Buck got into a non-physical altercation at a club, during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. The last time that they were seen together was when The Game was part of G-Unit.[18]

After being dismissed from G-Unit, Young Buck appeared on a remix to The Game's song Game's Pain,[19] as well as appearing in the music video to the song My Life, which featured another former rival, Lil Wayne.[20] A mixtape by The Game and Young Buck was also confirmed,[21] though as of 2009, it has not materialized.

Lil Wayne

Young Buck released a song featuring Tony Yayo called "Off Parole" which insulted Lil Wayne. Young Buck said that Lil Wayne could not be angry, because Young Buck spoke the truth. Young Buck also said "You think you got a problem with Juve and B.G.; you'll have a true problem with me", referring to the Cash Money-Juvenile/B.G feud.[22][23]

One of the reasons 50 Cent stated he was dismissing Young Buck was what he called "inconsistent behavior" which included appearing on stage with Lil Wayne, then seemingly dissing him on records with G-Unit.[5] After he was dismissed, Young Buck appeared in the music video "My Life" by The Game, which featured Lil Wayne in the vocals.[20]

DJ Khaled

During an interview on Rap City, DJ Khaled was asked to choose three classics out of a total of eight albums. He chose every album except Get Rich or Die Tryin'. DJ Khaled stated:

I'm all about unity, but if you're not down with unity, I can't help you with that.[citation needed]

In response, Young Buck released a track entitled "Personal (Unity)" towards DJ Khaled and Terror Squad. In the song, Young Buck refers to many people on DJ Khaled's second album, We the Best.

During a "TRL" show which 50 Cent was hosting on September 12, 2007 Young Buck repeatedly mocked DJ Khaled by repeatedly shouting "50 we the best. Listennn!" in reference to DJ Khaled’s behaviour, which he exhibited on the same show previously.[24]

Two days later on the same show, 50 Cent was offered the choice of listening to one of his rivals say something about him in a clip from Rap City. He had the choice of Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Ja Rule, and The Game, and chose Khaled's clip, in which Khaled said he did not consider Get Rich or Die Tryin' a classic.

Young Buck later addressed the issue on the mixtape G-Unit Radio Part 25-Sabrina's Baby Boy. He insults DJ Khaled on multiple tracks.[25]

50 Cent

After numerous rumors of a "beef" within G-Unit, 50 Cent officially dismissed Young Buck from the group, in 2008. He later assured that he was still signed with the label.[26] Numerous slander songs then arose on the internet from both camps, with Young Buck appearing in a music video of former rival The Game.[27][28]

50 Cent then leaked a taped phone conversation between himself and Young Buck, which showed one of the true reasons for the falling out; 50 Cent was owed money by the Southern rapper. Young Buck later stated the conversation took place over a year before the leak.[29] The two camps have since released a multitude of songs against each other, with the feud settling down by 2009, although on Buck's album The Rehab, he disses 50 on a track titled "Hood Documentary".[6]


Debut album

After being with G-Unit for a little over a year, Young Buck released his debut album, Straight Outta Cashville, a portmanteau reflecting the name of Young Buck's home city, Nashville, Tennessee.

Straight Outta Cashville has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America[30] with over 1.1 million sales in the U.S.[31] and 2.3 million Worldwide.[32][33]

Second album

Young Buck's second album, Buck the World was released worldwide on March 27, 2007.

Buck the World debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, with sales of 141,083 in the first week.[34]

Third album

The Rehab was released on September 7, 2010. It was a street album, not his official 3rd studio album, released on Real Talk Ent. Buck had made an earlier claim in which he said that The Rehab will sell a million copies in his first week, but at the time, he was still signed to G-Unit/Interscope Records.[35]

The Rehab sold 6,400 in its first week.[36]


Studio albums

Collaboration albums

Independent Albums

  • 2002: Born to Be a Thug
  • 2005: T.I.P.


Official mixtapes
  • 2006: Chronic 2006 (Hosted By: Jamie Foxx & DJ Whoo Kid)
  • 2006: Welcome To The Traphouse (Hosted By: DJ Drama)
  • 2006: Case Dismissed - The Introduction of G-unit South (Hosted By: DJ Drama)
  • 2007: Mr. Ten-A-Key (Product Of The South) (Hosted By: DJ Whoo Kid)
  • 2008: Still Ten-A-Key (Hosted By: DJ 31 Degreez)
  • 2008: Laugh Now Cry Later (With: The Game)
  • 2008: Worth More Than 50 Cents (With: The Game)
  • 2009: Cashville Takeover (With: Cashville Records) (Hosted By: DJ Rip)
  • 2009: Back On My Buck Shit (Hosted By: DJ Smallz & DJ Scream)
  • 2009: Only God Can Judge Me (Hosted By: Freeway Ricky Ross & Biggie Rankin)
  • 2010: Back On My Buck Shit Vol. 2: Change Of Plans (Hosted/Produced By: Drumma Boy)
  • 2011: Bond Money (Hosted By: Evil Empire) [37]
  • 2011: Live Loyal, Die Rich (Hosted By: DJ Crisis)
  • 2011: Back On My Buck Shit Vol. 3 (Hosted By: Drumma Boy)


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Performer "I'll Whip Ya Head Boy"
2006 Loyalty & Respect Smoke
2008 Drillbit Taylor Writer/Performer "Push Em Back"
2009 Sonicsgate Performer "Dead Wrong"
A Billion Bucks Himself Video Documentary
2011 Beef: Behind the Bullet Himself Video Documentary
No Warning TBA Lead Role


  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Young Buck: Biography". allmusic. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ 50 Cent & Young Buck - Phone Call (Part 1)
  5. ^ a b Young Buck Responds To 50 Cent's Leaked Phone Call In New Dis Track -- Listen To It Here!
  6. ^ a b Shaheem Reid (October 21, 2008) Young Buck Says The Rehab Will Sell A Million In A Week Accessed January 19, 2009.
  7. ^ Lil Wayne Would Love To Be Prince In 'Purple Rain'
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ 50cent stated buck still on Gunit Records
  10. ^ Wood, E. Thomas (2010-08-30). "Young Buck files for bankruptcy". The City Paper Retrieved on 2010-08-31. 
  11. ^ Wood, E. Thomas (2010-08-31). "Young Buck's attorney: 50 Cent lawsuit in works". The City Paper Retrieved on 2010-08-31. 
  12. ^ Haas, Brian (2010-10-14). "IRS to auction off rapper Young Buck's property on Oct. 28". The Tennessean Retrieved on 2010-10-14. 
  13. ^ Wood, E. Thomas (2010-10-26). "Young Buck sues for return of property". Retrieved on 2010-10-26. 
  14. ^ Palank, Jacqueline (2010-10-10). "Young Buck Faces Liquidation.". The Wall Street Journal Retrieved on 2010-10-10. 
  15. ^ "Buck Pleads Not Guilty". Rolling Stone, January 18, 2005
  16. ^ Young Buck Faces Arrest
  17. ^ "Young Buck strikes deal with prosecutors in Vibe Awards case",, December 5, 2005
  18. ^ Young Buck & Game Altercation 2007 on YouTube. YouTube. Accessed July 27, 2007.
  19. ^ The Game Does Coastal Remixes Of 'Pain', Preps Mixtape With Young Buck
  20. ^ a b DJ Skee (August 1, 2008) The Game ft. Lil Wayne "My Life" Music Video OFFICIAL BTS Skee.TV **LAX YouTube. Accessed July 6, 2009.
  21. ^ The Game Teams Up With Young Buck For New Mixtape
  22. ^ Young Buck and Lil Wayne controversy. Rap Basement Accessed July 27, 2007.
  23. ^ Young Buck & Lil’ Wayne ‘Beef’. SOHH. Accessed July 27, 2007.
  24. ^ 50 Cent & G-Unit with Soulja Boy on Rap City. MorrisVideos. Accessed September 17, 2007.
  25. ^ Unknown Author (October 5, 2007). Young Buck Vs Lil Wayne beef. HipHopGalaxy. Accessed October 15, 2007.
  26. ^ Aliya Ewing (April 7, 2008) 50 Cent Kicks Young Buck Out Of G-Unit & More! HipHopDX. Accessed January 19, 2009.
  27. ^ (July 25, 2008) Young Buck at The Game - My Life Video Shoot Accessed January 19, 2009.
  28. ^ The Game - "My Life" on FNMTV MTV. Accessed August 16, 2008.
  29. ^ Black Widow (June 19, 2008) Young Buck Responds to Leaked Phone Convo With 50 Cent, 'I Don't Feel No Shame' SixShot. Accessed January 19, 2009.
  30. ^ Searchable Database. RIAA. Accessed August 24, 2007.
  31. ^ Mitchell, Gail (March 12, 2007). Rapper Young Buck shows versatility on new album. Reuters. Accessed September 5, 2007.
  32. ^ Shaw, Amir (March 20, 2007). Young Buck - man on fire. RollingOut. Accessed September 5, 2007.
  33. ^ Young Buck - Buck The World. Universal Music Publishing Group. Accessed September 5, 2007.
  34. ^ Buck the World sales. UrbanConnects. Accessed July 27, 2007.
  35. ^ Young Buck Says The Rehab Will Sell A Million
  36. ^ Rehab first week sales
  37. ^

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