Ever since 50 Cent put a mean hurting on the game with his debut LP, being a member of the G-Unit means having to live up to greatness. Lloyd Banks has done well to establish himself outside of 50′s shadow, and now it’s Young Buck’s turn.
Buck’s debut solo LP is currently slated to come right on the heels of the album by fellow threat-chucker Banks. Banks’ Hunger for More hits stores June 29, and Buck’s Straight Outta Cashville has been scheduled for July 20, according to a spokesperson for the G-Unit.
50 Cent, newcomer Stat Quo, Snoop Dogg’s Dogg Pound Gangstas, David Banner and Lil’ Flip all appear on the LP.
Banner and Flip both rap on “Welcome to the South,” which has already hit mixtapes, while 50 gets down on Buck’s first single, “Let Me In,” as well as on “Soldier.” Meanwhile, the DPG spit on “DPG-Unit,” and Stat contributes to “Walk With Me.”
The guest list of producers is equally impressive. Lil Jon laid the track for “Ride With Me,” and Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J and DJ Paul produced “Taking Hits.” Acclaimed production duo Andre Harris and Vidal Davis, known primarily for their R&B hits for such artists as Mary J. Blige and Usher, also worked with Buck, as did Red Spyda, Midi Mafia and G-Unit’s own Sha Money XL.
The video for “Let Me In” just hit the airwaves, and Buck, like Lloyd Banks, is on a promo tour. The other G-Unit members, 50,Tony Yayo and Game, are all in the studio recording solo LPs. It looks like Game, who’s working with Dr. Dre, will be the third member of the collective to drop an album this year, but nothing is yet confirmed.