News: Tony Yayo Promises G-Unit Isn't Going Anywhere, "The Beatles Is Still Here"
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009 12:20AM
Tony Yayo recently spoke on G-Unit's current status and said despite The Game's early claims of the group shattering upon his departure, the Unit is here to stay.
In addition to speaking about his feature on Lloyd Banks' upcoming V5 mixtape, Yayo said the group's "hunger" is still stronger than ever.
"After I heard his mixtape, I went back to the drawing board," Yayo offered. "The stuff I'm hearing from these dudes, we hungry. It's like we ain't got no money, no cars, no girls. I just keep doing me. Sometimes Banks give me the energy, 50 [Cent] give me the energy. Young Buck is gone, Banks is gone ? they don't give me no energy. But the Unit, I believe Game said, 'Yo, we broke up the Beatles.' The Beatles is still here. This is the original format right here." (MTV)
Banks recently talked about his studio relationship with Fif and Yayo, the "Punch Line King" touched on their chemistry and ability to turn out mixtapes in a matter of days.
"Oh yeah, that sh*t is crazy," Banks told DJ Whoo Kid about an upcoming mixtape he's on with 50 Cent. "I mean, that's back to where it started. Once we get in there, it ain't really much talking going on, to be honest with you. It's always been a good competition with us, it's only competition. I mean, we don't really need nobody else you know what I'm saying, because nobody else was here in the beginning. We're locked in that room and it's on and popping, automatic pilot. Probably about eight songs done a night, two days, that's a mixtape." (Sirius Satellite Radio)
Yayo previously addressed Game's claims of breaking up the Unit.
"Honestly, it was bugged out to me when n*gga said Yayo, [Lloyd] Banks," Yayo told DJ Whoo Kid in an interview. "What he said was real. N*ggas was The Beatles. That's the realest thing he said, like, if me, Fif, Banks, [Young] Buck, Game, if we was on our A-game together then we would have still been making money. We making money now but what I'm saying is we wouldn't have allowed nobody to take that number one spot. But it's too late to figure that sh*t out now. What's done is done. N*ggas to me is marked to death. I don't give a f*ck about these n*ggas. At the end of the day, if n*ggas would have just sat there and listened to what 50 said and didn't feel no way, 'cause it's not like 50 was Suge Knight'ing n*ggas over there, it wasn't even like that...If you read the 48 Laws of Power, one of the laws is break away from the group because you get more attention...They actually wanted to be on the same level as 50 and it's hard to get to that level." (This Is 50)
After being labeled a "broke" company by former Unit duo M.O.P., Yayo addressed the financial backing behind Fif's label.
"I seen something on a website where M.O.P. said G-Unit was going broke," Yayo explained in an interview. "I don't know what he was talking about, I still got two houses, I still got cars, as well as 50. I just feel like, when a n*gga give you an opportunity, you either gonna make it work or it's not gonna work. Either one. M.O.P, that was their first time being on MTV and BET. That was their first time really being on a major tour, Anger Management Tour which 50 spent like $8 mil on -- What about the money he spent on you, Laze, everybody that was in your entourage hotels, n*ggas stayed in the Ritz, burning cigarettes on the dresser, burning pillows, starting fires, smoking sh*t out doing crazy sh*t when the bill comes back. He didn't complain about that -- when everything is happening, everybody's happy. But when sh*t is not happening for a n*gga, a n*gga's disgruntled." (Vlad TV)
Check out Tony Yayo speaking on The Game's apology below: