ME! ME! ME! What happens? We are about to leave 411 here! We are talking about a rapper known to many as Young Buck, so stay for the skinny one!
Well maybe my street rap isn’t THAT good, but I can give it a try, right?
David Darnell Brown was born on March 15, 1981. He began rapping at the tender age of 12 and made his first appearance in the recording studio at 14. He assumed the stage name Young Buck. During a “rap battle,” producer “Baby” Williams saw him perform and hired him almost on the spot. He was now part of Williams’ “Cash Money Crew” and was recording with the label.
Also rapper Juvenile (Terius Gray) and Young Buck left the Cash Money rap label at the same time. He was signed to UTP Records while Juvenile had legal problems that cost him a contract with Suge Knight. Later, he would join the well-known rap group G-Unit on the label of the same name.
As a member of G-Unit Records, Young Buck received a featured spot on rapper 50 Cent’s release of “Get Rich or Die Tryin ‘” with the song “Blood Hound.” This was followed by an appearance on G-Unit’s debut CD “Beg For Mercy”, which went double platinum.
Closely following this wave of success, he rose to fame in 2004 with his own solo debut CD “Straight Outta Cashville.” In 2007, the release of his second CD came with “Buck the World”. Shortly after this, rapper 50 Cent told an interviewer that Young Buck was officially out of the group G-Unit, although it was still a signed act on the label.
A remake is said to be imminent as we speak now. The new work will be called “The Rehab” and the release date has not yet been announced.
As with many rappers, Young Buck has had his share of controversy. In 2004, at the Vibe Awards, a backstage fight broke out and he was accused of stabbing a man, Jimmy Johnson, in the chest. Videotape confirmed this incident and YB was arrested and jailed. Although there was sufficient evidence to convict him, an agreement was reached that allowed him to avoid a trial and go free.
Young Buck is also involved in a dispute with two other rap / hip-hop artists, namely The Game and DJ Khaled. Everyone has released several singles denouncing others and ridiculing them. Buck was instrumental in getting The Game to sign with the G-Unit label, so when Game released a derogatory track directed at him and 50 Cent, the “rap” feud began and continues to this day.
Whatever the case, it’s certain that Young Buck has been around since the beginnings of the rap and hip-hop movement of the early 1990s. Through his collaboration with the likes of 50 Cent and Juvenile, he has been vital to the rap music training and the rap / hip hop scene.