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G-Unit

G-Unit

Profile


Famous as :

Rap group

Birth Date :

2000

Birth Place :

USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Beg for Mercy" (2003)

Biography


One of the best selling hip-hop acts in the world, G-Unit indeed is such an extraordinary band to achieve the attainment in such a short time. With all the qualities and experience they possess, the group undoubtedly has captured the heart of mainstream hip-hop community through their magnificent rap tunes. Founded by 50 Cent (born as Curtis James Jackson on July 6, 1975), the establishment of G-Unit began when the rapper intended to rebuild his career in music industry after he was dumped by Columbia Records due to his shooting incident happened in April 2000. He afterwards contacted his longtime friends also fellow artists named Tony Yayo (born as Marvin Bernard on March 31, 1978) and Lloyd Banks (born as Christopher Lloyd on April 30, 1982) to discuss about forming a rap group. “Yayo and I were taking all of the meetings with 50,” Lloyd recalled. “We came up with the G-Unit concept because 50 didn't want to shop himself simply as an artist.”

Under this group, which stands for Guerilla-Unit, these three natives of Queens, New York started to build their status in the underground community in New York through their mix tapes. Adding a unique sound to their East Coast hip-hop music style, the trio satisfyingly made their way to be included in other artists' mix tapes, such as those of DJ Kay Slay and DJ Clue. Surprisingly, one of their works, “50 Cent is the Future” (2001), came to the attention of Eminem who later helped 50 Cent to secure a record deal with Interscope. As he entered the recording studio, 50 took along the rest of G-Unit's members to be featured in this first album.

Latest News


G-Unit Premieres 50 Cent-Directed Music Video for 'Changes'

October 06, 2014 08:42:55 GMT

has debuted the official music video for their track "Changes". Directed by the group's own , the clip features the rappers donning dapper suits while they reflect on the changes they've made.
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Video Premiere: G-Unit's 'Watch Me'

September 06, 2014 05:57:47 GMT

has unveiled the official music video for "Watch Me", a track from their comeback EP "". Directed by Eif Rivera, the three-minute clip shows , , , and Kidd Kidd spitting their respective bars while packing a narrow hallway before hitting up a warehouse and partying with some ladies.
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Eminem Is Godfather of Hip-Hop, G-Unit Rappers Say

July 30, 2010 07:32:00 GMT

has been handed the ultimate compliment from his rapper pals and - they've hailed him as the "godfather of hip-hop". 's bandmates have been left in awe of the rap superstar's popularity after Eminem made it five weeks atop the U.S. albums chart on Wednesday, July 28 with his comeback record "".
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