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Is this the End of the G-Unit Era?

By May 15, 2009

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Whatever happened to G-Unit? 50 Cent's group was supposed to be the hottest thing since Wu-Tang. Not only did Lloyd Banks and Young Buck storm into the game with platinum debuts in 2004 but Game's 2005 opus, The Documentary, also sold like hot cakes. Then everything went downhill.

Lloyd Banks released Rotten Apple and Young Buck dropped Buck The World, but neither rapper could replicate the success of their first albums. And the less said about Tony Yayo the better.

Things took a turn for the worse when 50 Cent accused Game of disloyalty and publicly ejected him from the crew. Young Buck was thrown out after an embarrassing phone call with Fif. Now Lloyd Banks has officially severed ties with G-Unit's parent company Interscope Records under the guise of a free agent. According to reports by MTV, Banks' deal still allows him to reunite with the gang if they ever decide to put out another group album. Banks had this to say about the move, "I felt it's time for me to go somewhere where it's not biased and I get a fair shot."

Regardless of what Banks says, the reality is that G-Unit has lost its stronghold in hip-hop. Put a fork in 'em.

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Comments

May 15, 2009 at 8:54 pm
(1) Fede says:

I agree with all this, but Yayo’s first album debuted as #2 with 250k sold. I liked Yayo back in 05, not so much right now.
Banks, I think he did the best thing. Interscope has always been only interested in 50. G-Unit was never an important matter to them. However, the five members (counting Game & Buck in) have all made platinum. Even TOS, which wasn’t that good, went plat. I think that, for 50, BISD will be his comeback. But G-Unit…I don’t see Yayo doing a good album. Banks maybe, but he’ll have to go hard on all tracks.

After 50, G-Unit Records can and will be over.

May 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm
(2) Dubsac says:

Is the the End of 50, should be the topic. I know what happened to G-unit. 50 kicked out everyone who was better them him killing the Unit a while back.

I want to see Game and Buck get some tracks togeather, that would be FIRE

May 16, 2009 at 3:56 am
(3) B-Rich says:

to me i fink ya blowing it way out of paportion, g-units not dead at all, yar’ll aint doin ya research neither cos g-units doin wot they do best and thats running the game, mixtapes flying every which way, i think aswell that henry adaso loves his classics and is sure to say that the good old days are better for everyone and you can’t beat a classic but if you love and respect g-unit to the fullest then you’d understand that there aint nuttin wrong right now, rumours init, thats all man…. oh and dubsac, the game is too lady like and wasn’t even signed to the label g-unit so how the hell could he kick im out if he wasn’t signed? + if he was that good then how come Dr Dre never saw any talent bruv huh?!!! and i think buck coudn’t handle the pressure so sooner or later he had to go but let me explain sumthang to ya, originally, g-unit was 50 cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, them three got to where they wanna be, them three got signed by Eminem and Dre, i mean, if you think its the end of g-unit then check out thisis50.com and put an end to the rumours, you’ll be suprised, g-unit alive!!!Brrrrraaaaat!!!!!!

May 16, 2009 at 9:19 am
(4) UncleCracker says:

F*ck Gay – Unit…..they suck

May 16, 2009 at 6:06 pm
(5) Kemp says:

No doubt. G-Unit has always been a joke.
It is entirely true that with 50′s ego, there was never any room for superior rappers like Buck and Game.
Buck should join G-Unot.

May 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm
(6) MakaveliAlive says:

G-unit And 50 is still HOT. 50 already put some hit song out this year and destroy Officer Ricky

May 17, 2009 at 1:51 pm
(7) UncleCracker says:

Ricky blows to…maybe Fity & his gay lil sex tape will sell more then his albums.

May 18, 2009 at 8:57 pm
(8) jermaine says:

YOUNG BUCK AND THE GAME WAS THE BEST THE REST OF THEM CANT RAP RICK ROSS ENDED 50 CENT CAREER AND LOLYD DONT WANT KNO PART OF IT CAUSE HE WANT TO SIGN WIT RICK ROSS

May 21, 2009 at 1:01 am
(9) sami says:

ppl talk but who was ur favorite atrist for the last decades,fif was the best n he’ll eat the rest of mc’s with or with out g-unit period!! go on fif!!!!!!!

May 21, 2009 at 4:43 am
(10) Aime says:

Man, G-Unit was gone since ’05, as DUBSAC said it would better to hear some Game and Bucks,and better with Lloyd Banks….. coz fitty is opportunist ain’t no good rapper than them.

May 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm
(11) philipoviews says:

outmoded cultures are left apart when modern cultures are in. So Cash Money group is moving Forward. LOL

May 26, 2009 at 3:25 am
(12) D.S Network says:

Shout Out to Maybach Music Group. I truelly think 60-70% of G-units death was made by Rick Ross “The Boss”, Come On it was 3 against 1 but still the ’1′(Rick Ross) killed them ‘MUSICALLY’ which is the primary isssh, thats embarrasing considering how they were big. But generally 50′s money is blinding his judgement on isssh! As Rick said:”Never measure a man by his money, but by his moves”. One

June 7, 2009 at 11:37 am
(13) bebop says:

50′s whole style is done. He can reinvent himself if he wants to. He’s a savvy businessman like that. The whole G-Unit “trend” is done. Time to move on back to positive Hip Hop period…50 can be the party song guy…but all the violence…don’t nobody want to hear that anymore. It’s (yawn) tired.

June 16, 2009 at 9:48 am
(14) street beats says:

i think its better for most of ya’ll guys not to click the ” leave a comment” link cuz there’s a lot of bullsh-t on the platform. i bet most of ya’ll dont own a single cd by any of the g-unit members.lets not waste time by sending bullsh-t on this site. we need real comments.and to you b-rich, yo slang sucks

July 21, 2009 at 11:51 pm
(15) music guy says:

nah, g unit are still the driving force in rap in my opinion, people act like they sell less, but so does everyone else, thats just the download industry hurting record sales… to go gold today is like going double platinum 4 years ago…t.o.s went platinum, got good reviews and they are killing the mixtape scene. who is hotter, em drops albums that do 600,000, its just that no one buys cd’s anymore.

March 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm
(16) John says:

G UNIT FOR LIFE!!! THEYLL MAKE A COMEBACK!

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