Boasting production from Dr. Dre, Eminem, Hi-Tek, Lil Jon, Jazze Pha and Three 6 Mafia, Buck the World features guest appearances from Lyfe Jennings, Trick Daddy, Snoop Dogg, Bun B, 8Ball & MJG, 50 Cent, T.I., Young Jeezy and Pimp C. Buck also steps outside of his genre with collaborations from Kymani Marley and Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington.
Among the album's 19 tracks is a song titled "Clean Up Man," a nickname given to Buck by Dre, 50 and Jimmy Iovine in recognition of his ability to connect with his audience.
"I really put it in on this record. You have to be real good to make 50 Cent and Jimmy Iovine call you the 'Clean Up Man.' I know I did the damn thing, because I never really prepared myself as much as I did for the record, not behind no special reason, but behind me wanting success period. Not because of Game, [Fat] Joe or none of that shit, I've been waiting a long time to be in the position I'm in," Buck said.
Buck's newfound position comes with some "real" TV time, via his upcoming MTV series.
"It's based on my life behind the music. I'm showing you what's going on in my life — a lot of rappers rap lives of other artists and lives of they homeboys. My reality show is narrated through my records. You'll see these characters come to life that I'm speaking on, whether it's my Auntie that's in the penitentiary dying of AIDS or whatever it might be. It will be 16 episodes, we don't have a set air date yet, but you can look forward to it sometime around Summer," Buck revealed.
Asked about 50's current multimedia tug-o-war with Cam'Ron, Buck made it clear he plans to stay out of the drama.
"I ain't fucking with that shit. That shit is crazy. It is what it is. I think 50 can handle it on his own, and at the end of the day Jim Jones done called me and let me know how he look at shit and I let him know how I look at it," Buck told SOHH.
The Cashville rapper added that he won't be airing any rap beef on Buck the World.
"You won't hear none of that diss shit on this album, none towards Game, or Jadakiss, or Fat Joe," Buck declared. "There is enough put out from my end and they end that the fans don't even want to hear that shit. There is already enough for the streets to decide who's real, who's fake, what's real and what's fake."
Stay tuned for Pt. 2 of this SOHH Exclusive where Young Buck discusses his troubles with the law, the end of his record ban and how his life mirrors Tupac's.