G Unit

Rap Group As 50 Cent rose to prominence, he formed G-Unit Records and the crew of the same name.  He recruited his Queens, New York, protégés, rappers Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. They flooded the scene with mixtape music before releasing their multiplatinum 2003 debut, Beg for Mercy. 50 Cent added, and split with, several new members along the way, including West Coast rapper The Game, Memphis emcee Young Buck, fellow Queens veterans Mobb Deep and singer Olivia and others. While many former members publically beefed with 50 Cent before breaking from the group, the core has remained 50 Cent, Yayo and Banks.

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Music News: Mobb Deep Is 20 Years Strong

The Queens duo discusses their longevity with BET.com (7/25/2014)

Hip Hop Dances That Originated in New York

The Harlem Shake, the Shmoney Dance, the Wop and more moves that originated in The Big Apple.

Prison Song: MCs Who've Released Albums From Jail

Rick Ross vows to drop Meek Mill's album plus more rappers who have dropped CDs from behind bars.

Jim Jones Addresses G-Unit Tensions and A$AP Mob Comparisons

Capo says he's moved on from the 50 Cent beef and the new Harlem crew's style is "nothing like" Dipsets'.

Ja Rule Announces New Album, Genius Loves Company

The Queens rapper will release his first album since he was released from prison.

New Flame: Music Stars From Virginia

Some of your favorite performers come from the state for lovers.
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