News: Young Buck Released From G-Unit Contract, Sources Say
Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 9:38PM
Former G-Unit member Young Buck has reportedly been released from contractual obligations to G-Unit Records according to inside sources.
While an official confirmation has yet to surface, reports have begun circulating online.
A 100% reliable source just told us that 50 Cent has let Young Buck out of his contract with G-Unit. In April 2008 50 Cent announced on Hot 97 that Young Buck was kicked out the group, but was still contractually signed to G-Unit. Since that time, Buck has been unable to release any commercial music. Buck is currently working his new single "My Campaign", produced by Drumma Boy. It will be interesting what he does with his new position. If he can get singles reacting on the radio, he get into a good position. But considering the amount of time that he's been off the radar, it will be an uphill climb for Young Buck. (57th Ave)
Early Sunday afternoon, Buck promised to make a forthcoming announcement.
"The Official Annoucement COMING SOON!!!," he tweeted. (Young Buck's Twitter)
Buck recently said he believed 50 is solely focused on forcing him to financially crumble.
"Listen, in those three years since I've been away from G-Unit, have you once heard 50 Cent say 'I want this much for Buck to get out of his contract or anything like that?' No! So that right there should be enough to understand the kind of situation that I'm in," Buck pointed out in an interview. "All I need is the support of the people right now. 50's been on a mission to starve me out...I'm still stuck contractually. I haven't spoken to anyone from G-Unit in three years including 50 and I still have albums left over there." (VIBE)
Buck is currently preparing the release of his new album, The Rehab.
This new street album from Young Buck features 14 brand new tracks, which are all produced by Big Hollis, Cozmo and Vince V. This album has been highly anticipated for the last few years, with Young Buck stating to MTV that this album would sell over a million copies in its first week. "The Rehab" is being released on September 7th by Real Talk Entertainment and is executive produced by its CEO, Derrick "Sac" Johnson, who had the following to say regarding its release: "We are very excited about working with Young Buck on this project. This project has been in the works for years, before 50 Cent and G-Unit. Young Buck is an international superstar and we are extremely proud to be releasing his street album, The Rehab. (Press Release)
Check out some recent Young Buck footage below: