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Encyclopedia > G Unit Records
G-Unit Records
Image:Gunitlogo.jpg
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2003
Founder(s) 50 Cent & Sha Money XL
Distributing label Interscope Records (U.S.), Polydor Records (Outside U.S.)
Genre(s) Rap & Hip Hop
Country U.S.
Official site of G-Unit Records

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Label History

After the release of numerous mixtapes and the debut of the album Get Rich or Die Tryin', 50 Cent was granted his own label. Since 2003, the label has became successful for not only the rapper, but his appointed label artists. The label also had once signed The Game to G-Unit. After the departure of the rapper, G-Unit had signed on a new roster of talent to the growing label. Also 50 Cent has confirmed that he is planning on working with artists outside of G-Unit. Get Rich or Die Tryin , released in 2003, is the debut album of New York City rapper 50 Cent. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ...


Artists

  • 50 Cent - is the founder of the label. The rapper is signed to Aftermath Entertainment and Shady Records as a joint venture. The rapper released two albums, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. He was also featured in a film, based on his life.
  • G-Unit- Although G Unit is the name of the entire collective in 2003, when G Unit was only four members (50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck), the quartet released an album as a group under the name G Unit.
  • Lloyd Banks- Considered the second-in-command of the G-Unit, Lloyd Banks is the youngest member of the group and second youngest signed artist to the label. His solo debut album The Hunger For More was released in 2004 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It spawned the smash singles "On Fire", "I'm So Fly" & "Karma". His sophomore album, Rotten Apple, is due for release in 2006.
  • Tony Yayo - Known as the "Talk of New York" (T.O.N.Y.). Due to his imprisonment for weapons charges and he was only able to appear on two songs on Beg for Mercy and his solo project was delayed. The members of G-Unit began a "Free Yayo" campaign while he was serving his prison term. When he was released in 2004, he went forth to record his debut album, Thoughts of A Predicate Felon. His debut album was the first of the G-Unit group members to fail to reach but platinum success.
  • Young Buck - Previously, the Nashville rapper was partnered with rapper D-Tay and was discovered by Cash Money Records. He later joined Juvenile's UTP Records. After appearing on 50 Cent's mixtapes and debut album, 50 Cent signed Buck to his label to establish a Southern fan base as well as give Buck exposure. His debut solo album, Straight Outta Ca$hville, became a platinum success. His second album, Buck the World is scheduled for 2006.
  • Olivia - Olivia is not only the first lady of G-Unit, but also the only R&B artist on the predominantly rap record label. She released her debut album on J Records and had the hit song "Bizounce" in 2001. But she was dropped from the label due to poor album sales. As a member of G-Unit, her contributions thus far have included the smash hit "Candy Shop" off 50 Cent's The Massacre. Her upcoming album, Behind Closed Doors, will feature the G-Unit group, and many notable producers.
  • Mobb Deep - A veteran gangsta rap duo from Queens. After bad promotion for their previous album forced the group to leave Jive Records, rappers Prodigy and Havoc signed on as artists in G-Unit. The album Blood Money was released in 2006. Their signing to the label has been criticized but also praised by many fans as sign of change in the group.
  • M.O.P. - A Duo from Brownsville, New York. The group includes Lil Fame and Billy Danze. The group were once signed to Loud Records and Roc-A-Fella Records. Their album with Roc-A-Fella was shelved and the group demanded to be released from the label. After Roc-A-Fella folded into Def Jam, they left and recorded an independent album on Koch Records. 50 Cent publicly expressed interest in the group and a deal was eventually made. An album is expected for 2007.
  • Spider Loc - Since the departure of The Game, 50 Cent expressed interest in Spider Loc to be a part of G-Unit in order to establish a strong West Coast fanbase. Spider Loc is a Crip member who was previously signed to Death Row Records. His debut, West Kept Secret is expected to be released in 2007.
  • Young Hot Rod - Not much is known about this rapper, but he hails from Phoenix and was publicly announced as a new artist at a G-Unit concert. His first single is titled "Be Easy" featuring Mary J. Blige and he is also on the LL Cool J's single "Bump This" alongside 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. His second single will be "Chase" featuring 50 Cent. His debut album, Fastlane, is scheduled for 2006.

For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Aftermath Entertainment is a record label, specializing in hip hop music, founded by Dr. Dre in 1996, after his having broken ties with Death Row Records. ... Shady Records is a record label specializing in hip hop music. ... Get Rich or Die Tryin , released in 2003, is the debut album of New York City rapper 50 Cent. ... The Massacre (original title The St. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Hunger For More is the first solo album by rapper Lloyd Banks, released in 2004. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Rotten Apple is a 2006 album by G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks released on October 10. ... Marvin Bernard, better known by his rap personal Tony Yayo (Born on March 31, 1978) , is an American hip-hop artist of Haitian descent, who is signed to the rap group G-Unit, and currently resides in Miller Place, New York. ... Marvin Bernard, better known by his rap personal Tony Yayo (Born on March 31, 1978) , is an American hip-hop artist of Haitian descent, who is signed to the rap group G-Unit, and currently resides in Miller Place, New York. ... Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut album from rapper Tony Yayo. ... General Name, Symbol, Number platinum, Pt, 78 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 6, d Appearance grayish white Atomic mass 195. ... Young Buck (born David Darnell Brown) was born March 15, 1981. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Cash Money Records is an American-based hip hop record label. ... Juvenile (born Terius Gray on March 25, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) is an African American gangsta rapper. ... UTP Records (Which Stands for Uptown Projects) is a record label, started by Juvenile in 2001 soon after leaving Cash Money Records. ... The compact audio cassette brought homemade mixes of pop songs within the reach of the casual music fan. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Straight Outta Ca$hville is rapper Young Bucks first solo album. ... Buck The World is the upcoming sophomore album from G-Unit rapper Young Buck. ... Olivias self titled debut Olivia Longott (born 1981 in Brooklyn, New York), professionally known as Olivia, is an R&B singer and rapper of mixed Jamaican, Native American, and Cuban ethnicity. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Olivia is the self-titled debut album by R&B Singer, Olivia released by J-Records Track Listings 01 Bizounce 02 Are U Capable 03 You Got The Damn Thing 04 Silly Bitch In Love 05 Its On Again 06 Woop-T-Woo 07 Whoadie 08 Til He Comes... J Records is a major record label, it is a part of the Sony BMG music conglomerate. ... Candy Shop is the second single from 50 Cents second album, The Massacre. ... Behind Closed Doors is the as of yet, unrelased second album by G-Unit R&B singer Olivia. ... Mobb Deep, also known as The Infamous Mobb Deep, is a hip hop duo made up of Havoc and Prodigy. ... Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop music which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyles of inner-city or da hood gang members and other criminals. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Jive Records is a major American record label that specializes in producing and releasing pop and hip hop music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Havoc, (born Kejuan Muchita on May 21, 1974 in Queensbridge, New York), is a rapper/hip-hop musician, and half of the rap duo Mobb Deep. ... // General Information Blood Money is the seventh studio album released by infamous Queensbridge hip-hop duo Mobb Deep on May 2, 2006. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Brownsville is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels. ... In the film industry, a film is considered shelved if it is not released for public viewing after filming has started, or even completed. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... Koch Entertainment is an American entertainment company, based out of New York City and Nashville, Tennessee. ... Curtis Norvell Williams (born on February 14, 1979 in Compton, California[1]) is a rapper known as Spider Loc who is part of the G-Unit clique, although he has yet to be signed to Interscope. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... The blue bandanas worn by most Crip gangs. ... Death Row Records is a record company that was founded in 1991 by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including: Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Tha Dogg Pound. ... Hot Rod (born Rod Toole 1985) is a rapper born in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City 1,230. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... LL Cool J (which stands for Ladies Love Cool James) (born James Todd Smith III on January 14, 1968 in St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Joint Ventures

  • Lil Scrappy - An artist currently signed to BME Recordings / G-Unit Records. 50 Cent expressed interest in working with Scrappy after hearing his hit EP The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Lil' Scrappy. 50 Cent and Lil' Jon will co-executive produce the rapper's debut LP Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live. It will feature appearances from G-Unit and tracks will produced by Lil' Jon, Sha Money XL and others.
  • Freeway - Philadelphia rapper Freeway who is on Roc-A-Fella will work with both Jay-Z and 50 Cent on his sophomore album, Free At Last. The album will be released as a joint venture.

Lil Scrappy (born Darryl Kevin Richardson II on January 20, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American rapper signed to BME Recordings. ... BME Recordings is a label under Warner Bros. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... 33â…“ LP vinyl record for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album from the 1960s. ... Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live is the debut album from rapper Lil Scrappy. ... Sha Money XL is a producer who successfully brought rapper 50 Cent back to the mainstream after producing the smash single Wanksta off the album Get Rich or Die Tryin. Almost considered the founding member of G-Unit, he along with 50 Cent discovered Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and soon... Leslie Pridgen (born July 8, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) better known as Freeway is an American rapper signed to Jay-Zs Roc-A-Fella imprint under Def Jam Recordings. ... Roc-A-Fella Records, one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels, was co-founded in New York City by hip hop mogul Damon Dash and now multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z in 1995. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Free at Last is the third album released by dc Talk. ...

DJ's/Producers

  • DJ Whoo Kid - Official DJ of G-Unit.
  • Sha Money XL - Co-Founder of G-Unit Records and official producer.
  • Havoc - Member of the group Mobb Deep, and is also a producer.

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sha Money XL is a producer who successfully brought rapper 50 Cent back to the mainstream after producing the smash single Wanksta off the album Get Rich or Die Tryin. Almost considered the founding member of G-Unit, he along with 50 Cent discovered Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and soon... Havoc, (born Kejuan Muchita on May 21, 1974 in Queensbridge, New York), is a rapper/hip-hop musician, and half of the rap duo Mobb Deep. ...

Former Artists

  • The Game - A Former member of G-Unit but was released from his contract. Before The Game was released he released his debut solo album The Documentary. Since Leaving G-Unit he has had an ongoing fued with them.

Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ...

Album Releases

Released

For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Get Rich or Die Tryin , released in 2003, is the debut album of New York City rapper 50 Cent. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Beg for Mercy is the 2003 debut album from G-Unit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Hunger For More is the first solo album by rapper Lloyd Banks, released in 2004. ... Young Buck (born David Darnell Brown) was born March 15, 1981. ... Straight Outta Ca$hville is rapper Young Bucks first solo album. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... The Documentary is rapper The Games major-label album . ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... The Massacre (original title The St. ... Marvin Bernard, better known by his rap personal Tony Yayo (Born on March 31, 1978) , is an American hip-hop artist of Haitian descent, who is signed to the rap group G-Unit, and currently resides in Miller Place, New York. ... Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut album from rapper Tony Yayo. ... Mobb Deep, also known as The Infamous Mobb Deep, is a hip hop duo made up of Havoc and Prodigy. ... // General Information Blood Money is the seventh studio album released by infamous Queensbridge hip-hop duo Mobb Deep on May 2, 2006. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rotten Apple is a 2006 album by G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks released on October 10. ...

Upcoming

Young Buck (born David Darnell Brown) was born March 15, 1981. ... Buck tha World is the upcoming sophomore album from G-Unit rapper Young Buck. ... Hot Rod (born Rod Toole 1985) is a rapper born in Phoenix, Arizona. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Olivia Longott (born February 15, 1980 [1] in Brooklyn, New York), professionally known as Olivia, is an American R&B singer. ... Behind Closed Doors is the as of yet, unrelased second album by G-Unit R&B singer Olivia. ... Lil Scrappy (born Darryl Kevin Richardson II on January 20, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American rapper signed to BME Recordings. ... Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live is the debut album from rapper Lil Scrappy. ... It has been suggested that Autobahn be merged into this article or section. ... Free at Last is the third album released by dc Talk. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Live Or Die is a 2007 album by American hip-hop rapper 50 Cent and is set to be released late 2007. ... Curtis Norvell Williams (born on February 14, 1979 in Compton, California[1]) is a rapper known as Spider Loc who is part of the G-Unit clique, although he has yet to be signed to Interscope. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Marvin Bernard, better known by his rap personal Tony Yayo (Born on March 31, 1978) , is an American hip-hop artist of Haitian descent, who is signed to the rap group G-Unit, and currently resides in Miller Place, New York. ... T.O.N.Y. is the sophmore album by G-Unit member Tony Yayo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Yearly Physical will be M.O.Ps first album on G-Unit Records. ...

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