Just in case you thought G-Unit was done, please think again! With a new mixtape recently released, the lyrical collective show and prove just when it matters the most. The new project is dubbed ‘The Lost Flash Drive’ (hosted by DJ Whoo Kidd). They pull no punches on this one, and it’s completely obvious that the members of the crew are not just along for a free coat ride off 50 Cent. You will get a thorough mixtape here, and you will even find that you can actually listen to it without skipping around over tracks!
One of the highlights off the mixtape would definitely be ‘Set The Pick‘. About 10 seconds into the track you’ll see why! Check it out below…
Just when you thought 50 Cent was going to ride the wave out on his headphones and Vitamin Water checks, he shakes up the game once again. The G-Unit family is back together again, add another hungry soldier (Kidd Kidd) and now the rap game has a huge problem. We seen it all before with ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’, followed by the crew’s collaborative album and then Lloyd Banks’ solo effort, as well as, Young Buck’s solo debut. Just like ordinary people, things were said in the heat of the moment, lips were poked out, and at one time even, certain members of the clique stopped speaking, but all that stuff could be considered as growing pains and part of maturing. And now once again, after the differences have been settled and communication amongst the fellas began flow normally, everything is set for another 50 Cent and G-Unit takeover. We can sit back and say he (50 Cent) shouldn’t have let Young Buck back in or he should have just forgotten about Tony Yayo, but you have to remember that these guys played an instrumental part in each other’s lives and careers. This is literally a family, and tell me what family doesn’t have bickering and conflict every now and then… As we take a closer look at the following documentary, it is clear that the mutual respect amongst these gentleman is organic.
It seems like such an eternity since we’ve seen 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Game and Young Buck all on the same team. As history serves as a friendly reminder, whenever you put together a collective of artists to come together as one, there will always be friction looming amongst them. With that being said we look back at the history of G-Unit and how their lineup dwindled in what seems like a short period of time. Game and 50 Cent started out as what appeared to be the perfect business relationship. But Game’s agenda obviously did not coincide with 50’s and the two rappers quickly became arch enemies. Young Buck apparently let the accolades of fame ruin him career-wise, as well as, financially. With a highly publicized unraveling, Buck has repeatedly let it be known that he is more than willing work with G-Unit again. As for Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, the two who were most vocal about being loyal to their boss, friend, and labelmate 50 Cent, we haven’t heard much from them lately but it would probably be a sure go ahead for them if G-Unit did reunite. They will probably need to be the ones who need to step it up more as Fif counted on these guys to home him down when times got tough. Furthermore, Fif has said that Banks and Yayo have not done what they needed to do in order to take their careers to the next level. But to get back to the question at hand, can this reunion work? I think it can as long as the idea of it doesn’t become stale and fans are left waiting for years for this event to finally happen.
In the past year, Young Buck, formerly of G-Unit, has seen a slew of misfortunes concerning his personal financial state. After filing for bankruptcy, the IRS obtained permission to perform a raid of Buck’s Tennessee home. In recent times though, trouble has doubled up on the rapper, as the creditor for Buck’s ’02 BMW X5 (Wells Fargo Bank) wants to seize the vehicle. It is reported that Buck has missed more than seven payments for the SUV.
While visiting Tim Westwood, Lloyd Banks puts all hopes of G-Unit reuniting with Young Buck and The Game out of the picture. He would go on to shed light on unanswered questions we all would love to know the answer to. By the end of the interview, I think it’s safe to say that the conclusion would be that a reunion is unlikely.