News: Young Buck Wants 50 Cent & G-Unit Relationship Back, "It's Been A Long Time Since I've [Talked] To Banks, Yayo, 50"
Sunday, Apr 1, 2012 9:49PM
Former G-Unit member Young Buck recently opened up on his past days riding in rap star 50 Cent's crew and why, despite their past feuds, he would jump at an opportunity to link back up.
While not ready to start up a G-Unit reunion campaign, Buck Marley said he hoped to one day be able to speak with his past labelmates once again.
"It's been a long time since I've had any kind of conversation with [Lloyd] Banks, [Tony] Yayo, 50 [Cent], anybody really through that camp over that way," Buck told DJ Whoo Kid in an interview. "It's been even a long time since I heard your voice to even have a conversation and we having it on air, live for the people. ... At the end of the day, we've made history and I would never not consider not being a chance for us to make history again if ever given the opportunity or chance. My thing is, at the end of the day, we only get older out here in this situation, in life, in itself and the older I became, the wiser I became at the same time." (Shade 45)
Back in 2010, Buck talked about 50 keeping him locked into a G-Unit contract despite no longer being a G-Unit member.
"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)
Outside of G-Unit talk, Cash Money's Birdman recently nixed speculation of Buck signing a deal with his company.
"Both of them is two of the little homies I have the utmost respect for," he said. " I don't know Lil B's situation. I don't know Buck's situation. I'm friends to both of them. If the opportunity ever came, I would love to work with both of them. I know Buck is in a situation. I really don't know Lil B's situation, he's real cool with my son [Lil] Wayne. I got love and respect for both of them, but they never came across the menu ye -- I spoke with Buck a few times, he's been a friend of the family. B is a friend of the family. But it ain't came to none of that. Not to this point. We like to be new, young. My son [Wayne] does the newer acts [on Young Money]. On our side [Cash Money] it be more veteran." (RapFix)
In December, Young Buck confirmed there were plans to join Cash Money.
In an interview Wednesday night, an exasperated Buck said the conversion is counterproductive because he is close to signing a recording deal with Cash Money Records that would allow him to pay all his debts and exit bankruptcy orderly. The proposed multi-party deal, independently confirmed by The Tennessean, would have settled Buck's contract dispute with former mentor 50 Cent and his G-Unit Records and shipped him to New Orleans-based Cash Money. Buck is still under contract with G-Unit but has been prevented from recording since 2008 because of a personal falling out with 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson. (The Tennessean)
Check out some recent Young Buck footage below: