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David Darnell Brown (born March 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Young Buck, is an American rapper who is signed to G-Unit Records and His own Record label, Cashville Records. Buck is a former member of the New York City-based hip hop group G-Unit.

Around the age of twelve, Buck started to rap, and began recording in a studio at fourteen. This was shortly followed by an opportunity to perform for Brian “Baby” Williams, co-founder of Cash Money Records. Williams was impressed and signed Buck, who then dropped out of high school to tour with the label for four years.

After several years on and off of Cash Money Records, Buck and fellow rapper Juvenile decided to leave the label for good and went to UTP Records. This deal later led to a meeting with New York rapper 50 Cent who later signed Buck to G-Unit Records.

50 Cent gave Young Buck a feature on his commercially successful debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ on the track “Blood Hound”. After this, he appeared on G-Unit’s debut album, Beg for Mercy, which certified 2x Platinum. Young Buck then released his debut album, Straight Outta Cashville, in 2004, with its follow-up, Buck the World being released in 2007.

On April 7, 2008 in an interview with Miss Jones on New York’s Hot 97, 50 Cent stated that Young Buck was no longer a member of the group G-Unit but was still signed to G-Unit Records.

After Young Buck was dismissed from the group, he began to slander the name “G-Unit” in numerous different ways.

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