About Young Buck
Rapper Young Buck made a name for himself in the ’00s by adding Southern flavor to 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew.
• Buck began rapping for fun when he was 12 and hit the studio for the first time when he turned 14.
• In the late '90s, Buck dropped out of school to work for Cash Money. He left the label when the record deal he'd been hoping for never materialized.
• While touring with Juvenile in the early 2000s, Young Buck met 50 Cent by chance in NYC. The encounter would change his life forever.
• 50 recruited Buck to join G-Unit in 2003 during Tony Yayo’s imprisonment. Buck appeared on 50’s monumental 2003 debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, guesting on “Blood Hound.”
• G-Unit followed 50’s solo breakthrough with the menacing Beg For Mercy in November of 2003. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum.
• Young Buck stepped into the spotlight with his 2004 major label debut, Straight Outta Cashville, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
• He joined fellow Memphis legends Three 6 Mafia and 8Ball & MJG for the swaggy 2005 hit “Stay Fly.”
• Buck’s 2007 sophomore album, Buck The World, features T.I., Jeezy, Trick Daddy, Snoop Dogg, and more.
• After leaving G-Unit in 2008, Buck reunited with the group for a performance at the Hot 97 Summer Jam in 2014. A pair of EPs followed.
BORNMarch 15, 1981