Young Buck performs Sunday, June 10, at Club Maya, 300 SW First Ave, Fort Lauderdale. The show starts at 11 p.m.
Straight Outta Cashville When rappers 50 Cent and Tony Yayo started piecing together their G-Unit family, they knew they´d need a Southern rapper to stay relevant in the streets. New York´s stranglehold on the rap world died nearly a decade ago, so enlisting Tennessee MC Young Buck to be a part of their short-lived dynasty was a smart move. Now that the whole, g-g-g-g-g-g G-UNIT malarkey isn´t half as popular as it used to be, it´s not surprising that it´s Young Buck, and not 50 or Lloyd Banks, who has the most street cred nationwide, especially below the Mason-Dixon Line. He´s the youngest member of the group and not the most gifted lyrically, but his trademark Nashville drawl and poignant raps have earned him a legion of fans, and his latest album, Buck the World, has already sold half a million records, and it came out just last month. Dude isn´t exactly Mr. Congeniality, and he tends to draw a thug crowd, so this performance won´t be for the faint-hearted. But as Trick Daddy constantly laments, ¨Thugs need love too,¨ so go out and support him.