Young Buck
Rapper
Young Buck
David Darnell Brown, also known as Young Buck, is an American Southern rapper. Buck is a former member of the New York City Hip-Hop group G-Unit yet he is still signed to G-Unit Records. He currently resides as president of his own record label "Ca$hville Records."
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How to Fix the Most Common Communication Habits that Hold You Back at Work
Huffington Post - 3 months
Most of us could use some advice when it comes to navigating the unspoken rules of work because we don't learn them in school. Skirting the Rules caught up with Jocelyn Greenky, an office culture and politics expert and co-author of "The Big Sister's Guide to the World of Work," at an Art of Being Salon in New York City, to get her expert advice on the communication habits many women may unconsciously practice that makes them look small at work. Here she shares, in her own words, the common communication missteps along with real-world shortcuts to level the communication playing field and make your voice heard. HABIT #1: APOLOGIZING WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING. Saying "I'm sorry" to every animate and inanimate object in our path for every reason and absolutely no reason at all is one of the most ubiquitous dwarfing behaviors of women. It's a reputation killer. The use of the word "sorry" should be reserved only for accepting blame and expressing remorse. When you a ...
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Nintendo NES Classic Edition Takes You Back to ’85
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
With a $60 mini version of its original NES, Nintendo strikes nostalgia gold. WSJ's Joanna Stern takes a look at the hard-to-find 8-bit gaming system. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal.
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World's Most Expensive Chips Will Set You Back $11 Apiece
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‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ Prompts Outrage At The University Of Texas
Huffington Post - 4 months
A conservative student group at the University of Texas at Austin held an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on Wednesday, charging different prices based on the race or ethnicity of customers. While the group anticipated some backlash, they probably didn’t expect to be met with over a hundred angry student protesters.  The Young Conservatives of Texas UT chapter priced the baked goods the highest for Asians, marking down the prices for white, black and Hispanic people, attempting to mirror what they believe is preferential treatment in the application process. Native Americans were not required to pay for the cookies. Members of the group said they created the event because they believe it’s racist to factor in race when admitting students to a university, and admissions should be purely merit-based. The University of Texas consists of 45.1 percent white students, 19.5 percent Hispanic students, 17.2 percent Asian students, and only 3.9 percent black students and .2 percent Nativ ...
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What Makes a 'Best Value' College?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In the field of college rankings, there is currently a whole slew of lists that claim to cover "best value" schools. Each one is a little different. So what qualifies as value when it comes to the skyrocketing cost of college and exactly what it buys students? This is a question I've been trying to answer for years. Back in 2003, in The Princeton Review's Best 351 Colleges, we published our first attempt at a "best value" ranking list: Best Academic Bang for Your Buck. It was comprised of 20 schools, and based on students' assessment of financial aid, our Financial Aid Rating, and our Academic Rating. Great academics, great price (if you qualify for financial aid). Since then, students' and parents' perspectives on "value" have expanded beyond cost and classroom--they see tuition as an investment in the future, and like investors, they want to see a return on that investment. Graduate outcomes and alumni salary figures must be taken into account to provide applicants and parents wit ...
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The Panicked Thoughts You Have When Someone Doesn't Text You Back
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In the age of texting, our crazy dating thoughts have evolved right alongside our cell phones. Why aren't they texting me back? Who do they even think they are? Do I really know them?? This video from BuzzFeed appropriately highlights your descent into madness.   Also on HuffPost:   Check us out on Snapchat too! More fun!  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Think and Grow Rich
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve with positive mental attitude." Think And Grow Rich was written in 1937 and sold 70 million books before its author, Napoleon Hill, died in 1970. Who knows how many copies since. Talk about a best seller. It's still in print. Think and Grow Rich is about the science of personal achievement -- the philosophy of success. And there's a lot in it for you. Andrew Carnegie, the philanthropist of U.S. Steel and Carnegie Hall fame (the Bill Gates/Warren Buffet of the day), wanted to leave the masses a timeless formula for prosperity. He challenged a young buck, a West Virginia reporter by the name of Napoleon Hill, to research and write it. Carnegie didn't pay Hill. He just introduced Hill to the players of the time -- writers, inventors, business people, presidents, royalty, socialites, clergy, sports stars, and entertainers. Hill spent twenty years studying the secret of what makes people successful. He iden ...
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These 6 Wardrobe Faux Pas Are Holding You Back (Advice From a Hiring Manager)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Co-authored by Kristen Crees, staff writer at Avelist Dressing for success has so many different meanings to different people that the ability to dress well seems to have become a lost art. So how do we actually need to dress for interviews and the workforce? As an experienced hiring manager, I saw every conceivable outfit walk through my door, and there are a few lines that should not be crossed: 1. Wearing revealing clothing. I've got a bit of punk rock and goth mixed with my personality, and I love a corset shirt, cut-off skirt, and ripped leggings as much as the next rocker, but this is not OK in an office! According to a survey given by the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM),dressing too provocatively is the biggest problem for hiring managers interviewing. While 28% of hiring managers said it posed a problem, a whopping 67% said it was a deal breaker. 67%! That's a scary stat, to think that two-thirds of employers will nix you despite your qualifications because ...
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These 6 Wardrobe Faux Pas Are Holding You Back (Advice From a Hiring Manager)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Co-authored by Kristen Crees, staff writer at Avelist Dressing for success has so many different meanings to different people that the ability to dress well seems to have become a lost art. So how do we actually need to dress for interviews and the workforce? As an experienced hiring manager, I saw every conceivable outfit walk through my door, and there are a few lines that should not be crossed: 1. Wearing revealing clothing. I've got a bit of punk rock and goth mixed with my personality, and I love a corset shirt, cut-off skirt, and ripped leggings as much as the next rocker, but this is not OK in an office! According to a survey given by the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM),dressing too provocatively is the biggest problem for hiring managers interviewing. While 28% of hiring managers said it posed a problem, a whopping 67% said it was a deal breaker. 67%! That's a scary stat, to think that two-thirds of employers will nix you despite your qualifications because ...
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Crayola Launches Adult Coloring Books To Transport You Back To Childhood
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Crayola is finally hopping on the adult coloring bandwagon. “Color Escapes” is a series of coloring kits targeted at adults, featuring colored pencils, fine-tipped markers and coloring pages filled with intricate designs by artist Claudia Nice. The company launched Color Escapes in September, but the media started widely reporting on the coloring books this week. A photo posted by Crayola (@crayola) on Oct 1, 2015 at 6:46am PDT Psychologists say coloring can have real benefits for adults, lowering stress levels and taking frazzled folks back to simpler days, when their biggest worry was what to eat for snack time (OK, for some of us, that’s still our top concern). When Crayola first introduced the kits, they specified they were only available for a “limited time,” and the Crayola website says they aren’t yet available. It’s unclear when they will be available, and Crayola didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post. H/T ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Young Buck
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 20
    Buck was arrested on July 21, 2016 for threatening to burn down the ex-girlfriend’s apartment.
    More Details Hide Details He was released on a $5,000 bond. On November 15, 2004, Jimmy James Johnson approached Dr. Dre at the VIBE Awards and reportedly asked for an autograph before Dr. Dre was about to go on stage. After Dr. Dre declined, Johnson punched him in the back of the head before running towards the nearest exit. A brawl ensued with several uniformed police officers attempting to break up the fight. Chairs were thrown, and it was alleged that Young Buck stabbed Johnson in the chest with a knife. After video evidence was uncovered from the awards ceremony, the Santa Monica Police Department issued an arrest warrant for him. In a preliminary hearing, it was ruled that there was enough evidence to proceed with a jury trial. However, in December 2005, a deal was reportedly struck that would see Young Buck avoid trial.
    On July 20, 2016, he sent a threatening text to his ex-girlfriend and showed up and kicked down the door without touching anything.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2014
    Age 18
    The group released their debut EP The Beauty of Independence on August 25, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Young Buck is again making new music with G-unit and released his mixtape Before The Beast which contains 7 songs featuring Kidd Kidd, Boosie, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and additional artists. After releasing the mixtape, he released G-unit's second EP The Beast Is G-Unit, which sold approximately 20,000 copies in its first week. In May 2015, Young Buck announced the upcoming release of Behind The Walls, an in-depth book featuring the rapper’s behind-the-scenes stories with G-Unit.
  • 2013
    Age 17
    He served his 18 months in Yazoo City Low Security Federal Prison in Southern Mississippi, and was released on October 1, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 16
    On July 13, 2012, Buck was sentenced to 18 months in prison on weapon charges, a sentence that he began on August 6, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Until then Buck had remained at his Nashville home on House Arrest with a monitoring bracelet strapped around his ankle.
  • 2011
    Age 15
    In late 2011, it was rumoured that Young Buck was close to resigning with Cash Money again, but the deal crumbled when the Judge in Buck's bankruptcy case decided to switch the Nashville rapper's case from a reorganization to a liquidation was frustrating the multi-platinum rapper's attempts to sign with Cash Money Records and end a contract dispute with G-Unit Records that stifled his career since 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Judge George C. Paine II signed an order converting the case from Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation on Wednesday December 21, 2011 and Buck, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, stood to lose more than anticipated. The trustee administering his estate has said she plans to sell the trademarked "Young Buck" moniker itself along with other assets. However, on January 9, 2012, Cash Money Records CEO, Birdman, stepped forward to address the rumors and speculation suggesting Tennessee rapper Young Buck and West Coast hip-hop artist Lil B were on the verge of joining his team. While he admitted both artists have his respect, Birdman said there is no truth to the speculation, stating "Both of them is two of the little homies I have the utmost respect for," he said. "I don't know Lil B's situation. I don't know Buck's situation. I'm friends to both of them. If the opportunity ever came, I would love to work with both of them. I know Buck is in a situation. I got love and respect for both of them, but they never came across the menu yet -- I spoke with Buck a few times, he's been a friend of the family. But it ain't came to none of that."
  • 2010
    Age 14
    After an IRS raid on Buck's Nashville home in 2010, authorities found a .40 caliber Glock 22 as well as ammunition.
    More Details Hide Details The raid followed reports that the rapper had an outstanding $300,000 tax debt, and because he's a convicted felon, Buck is prohibited from possessing any firearms. Back in 2005, he pleaded no contest to assault with a chance to produce bodily injury after he stabbed a man while trying to defend Dr. Dre at the 2004 Vibe Awards.
    The IRS made plans to auction off Young Buck's seized property on October 28, 2010, but his legal counsel filed suit to halt the sale, while simultaneously re-filing a revised bankruptcy petition that no longer referenced a $5 million legal claim against 50 Cent and other parties associated with G Unit.
    More Details Hide Details In the lawsuit, Young Buck said the studio equipment taken in the raid was "directly tied to" his "ability to generate income in order to reorganize the estate." He stated that the seizure of property that belonged to his children had "created great stress in the home" and "within the common law marriage of the debtor plaintiff." He told the court he needed to get back the property belonging to the family. Young Buck's attorney was able to convince the court that he would be selling real estate worth $638,500 to begin paying the back taxes due. At a hearing on October 26, 2010, plans for the IRS auction were at least temporarily stopped. Young Buck announced the outcome with a Tweet. Young Buck was under Chapter 7, Young Buck's assets were to be sold and distributed among his creditors. On July 25 and 26, a public auction is set to be held at the estate that Young Buck owns. Property to be sold includes Watches, a 50 Cent Plaque, Artwork, a soda machine, his studio equipment, and more.
    On September 13, 2010 an interview with Shade 45 radio host Angela Yee, 50 Cent stated that Young Buck is still signed to G-Unit Records.
    More Details Hide Details However Young Buck has later confirmed that he is currently a free agent and no longer signed to G-Unit Records. On June 1, 2014, Young Buck was seen at the Summer Jam Concert with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. It was confirmed later that the group had reformed, adding Kidd Kidd as a new member.
    Brown filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection in August 2010, shortly after an IRS raid on his home.
    More Details Hide Details His bankruptcy lawyer later told The City Paper that he was planning to sue Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) and other parties over the record contract dispute.
  • 2009
    Age 13
    As of 2009 Buck and Wayne have squashed their beef and also linked up to record a track "Up's and Down's" for Young Buck's Back On My Buck Shit mixtape.
    More Details Hide Details During an interview on Rap City, DJ Khaled was asked to choose three classics out of a total of eight albums. He chose every album except Get Rich or Die Tryin. DJ Khaled stated: In response, Young Buck released a track entitled "Personal (Unity)" towards DJ Khaled and Terror Squad. In the song, Young Buck refers to many people on DJ Khaled's second album, We the Best. During a "TRL" show which 50 Cent was hosting on September 12, 2007 Young Buck repeatedly mocked DJ Khaled by repeatedly shouting "50 we the best. Listennn!" in reference to DJ Khaled's behaviour, which he exhibited on the same show previously. Two days later on the same show, 50 Cent was offered the choice of listening to one of his rivals say something about him in a clip from Rap City. He had the choice of Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Ja Rule, and The Game, and chose Khaled's clip, in which Khaled said he did not consider Get Rich or Die Tryin' a classic.
    After a lengthy battle between Young Buck and his former G-Unit comrades, the feud seemed to settle down, with Young Buck stating that he owed one more album for G-Unit Records which would be released in 2009, then titled The Rehab.
    More Details Hide Details In other interviews, he's stated that he does not have a problem with 50 Cent or G-Unit anymore, but is currently doing his "own thing". He also stated that although he's still signed to G-Unit Records, he's trying to get out of the contract, and he's no longer signed to Interscope.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 9
    Following his debut album, Buck would join forces with the rest of the G-Unit roster at the time to release a collaboration album Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005, soon after Bucks second album Buck The World in 2007 would follow.
    More Details Hide Details Before the departure of Young Buck the highly publicised feud between G Unit and their former west coast counterpart Game (rapper) had split the fanbase of the outfit in two with many fans taking sides with the Compton native. As the feud between G Unit and Young Buck was simmering behind the scenes 50 Cent released a phone call he had taped between him and Young Buck in which an emotional Buck was heard crying and asking 50 Cent for help and advice. Buck would take this personal and release several tracks towards 50 Cent and G-Unit. Buck is still signed and legally obligated to release a studio album via G-Unit Records. In August 2012, Buck stated in an interview with XXL he was no longer signed to G-Unit Records and he would be a free agent when he is released from prison. After Buck was dismissed from the group for multiple reasons, he released numerous tracks attacking 50 Cent, G-Unit and their associates. 50 Cent and G-Unit also responded with many tracks, including one particular instance in which 50 Cent released a phone call he had recorded with Young Buck, which featured the Tennessee native weeping and apologizing for numerous things. After this happened, Young Buck responded, stating that the call was a fake, that happened one year prior to its release, and claimed that only police record phone calls.
  • 2004
    Age 8
    After The Game was kicked out of G-Unit allegedly for being disloyal, Young Buck as well as new West Coast G-Unit act rapper Spider Loc who had signed to G-Unit Records in September 2004, called him to task for dissing the group and label.
    More Details Hide Details The Game then released a track entitled "300 Bars" which insulted both Spider Loc and Young Buck. Young Buck then released a track called "The Real Bitch Boy", which featured Spider Loc and used a beat from The Game's track, "Where I'm from". In the song, Young Buck talks about how he did not even know The Game when he mentions The Game's name on "Poppin' Them Thangs". Also, Young Buck talks about The Game being a male stripper and also how 50 Cent helped The Game to be successful with his album The Documentary. The feud has continued to escalate, with there being an exchange of many tracks. In February 2007, The Game and Young Buck got into a non-physical altercation at a club, during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. The last time that they were seen together was when The Game was part of G-Unit.
    On August 24, 2004, Buck would release his G-Unit Records debut album Straight Outta Cashville, The album's title alludes to the N.W.A album Straight Outta Compton and is a neologism for Nashville (his hometown).
    More Details Hide Details The singles from this album include "Let Me In", "Shorty Wanna Ride", and "Look at Me Now". It features a lot of rappers outside of G-Unit such as Lil' Flip, David Banner, D-Tay, Ludacris, Game, Stat Quo and production from Lil Jon, Kon Artis, and more. The album received very little promotion after November because of the VIBE award incident, after which Young Buck was arrested for assault. Though the case was dropped it had been four months since Young Buck himself had promoted the album. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with about 361,000 copies sold, in the first week, and has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
  • 2003
    Age 7
    Young Buck would first begin his career with G-Unit Records in 2003 when the rap group G-Unit released their first album Beg for Mercy.
    More Details Hide Details As the album was recorded, Tony Yayo was sentenced to jail on charges of gun possession, and so makes only two appearances on the entire record, on the tracks "Groupie Love" and "I Smell Pussy". His image is seen on the brick wall of the album cover because he could not be photographed due to the jail sentence. At the time of the album's release, rapper The Game was put in G-Unit therefore he is not photographed nor does he make an appearance on the album. He does, however, make cameos in the videos for Stunt 101, Wanna Get To Know You, and Poppin' Them Thangs. He was further mentioned in Poppin' Them Thangs when Young Buck states "You ain't no Crip like Snoop you ain't no Blood like Game". In its first week of sales, Beg for Mercy sold 377,000 copies, placing third behind Tupac Shakur's eighth posthumous release, Tupac: Resurrection, which moved 430,000 albums, and Jay-Z's The Black Album, which sold 463,263 copies. It sold 327,000 copies in its second week to peak at number 2 on the Billboard 200, and 193,000 in its third week. It has now sold 2.7 million units in the U.S. and over 6 million copies worldwide. It has been certified 2× platinum by the RIAA.
  • 2002
    Age 6
    After leaving UTP Records in 2002, Young Buck would link up with up and coming rap titan 50 Cent who was already making waves with his outfit G-Unit.
    More Details Hide Details Looking to broaden his empire, 50 Cent was quick to sign Young Buck to his G-Unit imprint and also welcome him as one of the newest members of the rap group G-Unit.
  • 2000
    Age 4
    After leaving Cash Money in late 2000, Young Buck joined UTP Records and the rap group UTP Playas.
    More Details Hide Details His deal with UTP later led to a meeting with New York rapper 50 Cent who later signed Buck to G-Unit Records, under Interscope Records. Buck would release 2 albums Born To Be A Thug & The Compilation with UTP before leaving the label and rap group in 2003 to join 50 Cent's record label G-Unit Records and the rap group G-Unit.
  • 1995
    Born
    Young Buck would get his first major deal with Cash Money Records in 1995 when he was given an opportunity to perform to Brian "Baby" Williams, co-founder of Cash Money.
    More Details Hide Details Buck, soon after, would tour with Birdman on the road and do several shows together. Even though Buck was signed with the label, he never appeared on any of their albums or released his own under the label. After several years of being on and off Cash Money Records, Buck and fellow rapper Juvenile decided to leave the label in late 2004 where he would join Juvenile's record label UTP Records and the rap group UTP Playas.
  • OTHER
  • 1981
    Age -15
    Born on March 15, 1981.
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