Nowadays, it’s a prerequisite in hip-hop: You blow; you put your crew on. You’ve seen it happen time and time again, so it should come as no surprise that 2003’s Cinderella Story/Rookie of the Year/Top Selling Artist is unveiling his clique.
You know his name: 50 Cent. And if you’ve been listening, you know his crew: G-Unit.
“I’ve been promoting G Unit since before I even had a record deal,” says 50. “All the music I put out music on the mixtape circuit was 50 Cent and G Unit.”
G Unit is 50 Cent flanked by the metaphor-laden rhyme animal Lloyd Banks and aggressive Southern street soldier Young Buck, and supported by the still-incarcerated Tony Yayo, who is scheduled to be released at the top of next year (Free Yayo!). The album is Beg for Mercy. And what separates Beg For Mercy from your typical supporting crew effort is that it reaches the high-water marks of its predecessor, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
“I understand that Beg for Mercy will be ... Read full biography