G-Unit

G-Unit

 

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G-Unit (short for Guerilla Unit)[1] is an American hip hop group originating from South Jamaica, Queens, New York, formed by longtime friends and East Coast rappers 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. The group released their debut album Beg for Mercy, in 2003, which went on to sell over 2,000,000 copies in the US and was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album, which followed the critical and commercial success of 50 Cent's major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin', served as a platform for Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Tony Yayo to release their respective solo debut albums; The Hunger for More (2004), Straight Outta Cashville (2004) and Thoughts of a Predicate Felon (2005). In 2008, the group released their second album T·O·S (Terminate on Sight).

During Tony Yayo's imprisonment, the group recruited Tennessee-based rapper Young Buck, who was featured throughout the Beg for Mercy album. In late 2004, The Game was also added to the group, a proposition made by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, to promote the Aftermath/Interscope newcomer. However, due to The Game's "disloyalty" in the eyes of 50 Cent, he was soon removed from the group. In April 2008, 50 Cent revealed Young Buck was no longer a part of the group due to his "excessive spending" and "inconsistent behavior". In early 2014, after Yayo and 50 Cent separately stated G-Unit was no more, the original members of the group reconciled and reunited at Summer Jam 2014, along with Young Buck after his six-year departure from the group. G-Unit Records artist Kidd Kidd was also added to the group upon its reformation.

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T·O·S
 
T·O·S (Terminate on Sight) is the second studio album by rap group G-Unit.
Rider Pt. 2
 
"Rider Pt. 2" is a song recorded by G-Unit.
Beg for Mercy
 
Beg for Mercy is the major label debut album by G-Unit, at the time composed of rappers 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, with support from Tony Yayo, who is an original member but was in prison at the time of the album's main recording(s) as well as release, and newest member The Game, who was inducted into the group after recording sessions were already finished.
I Like the Way She Do It
 
"I Like the Way She Do It" is the lead single from G-Unit's second album, T.O.S: Terminate on Sight.

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Popular Albums8

Album Appearances & References30

Popular Songs11

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Live Album Appearances & References1

TV Shows2

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers32

Other Music-Related Relationships10

Awards & Nominations2

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Spotify - Albums & Singles30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rapper '50 Cent' And G-Unit Donate Over 500 Turkeys In Jamaica
  –  December 1, 2017
FOREST HILLS, QUEENS -- Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his hip-hop group G-Unit gave away more than 500 free Thanksgiving turkeys in his hometown of South Jamaica, according to a Facebook post from the rapper. On Nov. 17, South Jamaica residents lined up ...
Legendary Mixtape Runs: G-Unit
  –  November 29, 2017
severed ties and beefed with many (including Game), and broke new music via a plethora of projects. Even brief artist affiliations like M.O.P. and Mase, which never really came to full fruition in the grand scheme, got to shine on their 25-part G-Unit ...
Rapper '50 Cent' And G-Unit Donate Over 500 Turkeys In Jamaica
  –  December 1, 2017
FOREST HILLS, QUEENS -- Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and his hip-hop group G-Unit gave away more than 500 free Thanksgiving turkeys in his hometown of South Jamaica, according to a Facebook post from the rapper. On Nov. 17, South Jamaica residents lined up ...
Jimmy Henchman Convicted for Murder of G-Unit Associate Lodi Mack
  –  November 30, 2017
Back in 2009, a close friend of both 50 Cent and Tony Yayo, Lowell Fletcher aka Lodi Mack was fatally gunned down in the Bronx, only two weeks after being released from prison. Once hip-hop promoter and manager, James “Henchman” Rosemond (Jimmy ...
Jimmy Henchman Found Guilty Again Of Setting Up G-Unit Associate’s Murder
  –  November 29, 2017
The courts are still not buying Jimmy Henchman Rosemond’s street thug turned record executive story. He was found guilty again of arranging the murder a G-Unit associate. The New York Post reports that on Tuesday, November 28 the former entertainment ...
Legendary Mixtape Runs: G-Unit
  –  November 29, 2017
Welcome to the second installment of Legendary Mixtape Runs, where HipHopDX takes a look back at some epic mixtape series of yesteryear. We’re not talking about streaming “mixtapes” that are all the rage now; we’re talking straight up mixtapes ...
 
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