G-Unit’s Young Buck and 50 Cent have elected
to jumpstart G-Unit South Records in an effort to expand the gangstas’ business
properties below the Mason Dixon line.
For Buck, the move is as much personal as it
is business, he said.
“I want to see more artists from where I
am from get into the game as well as other artists that just deserve something
else, so you will hear something from G-Unit South Records,” Buck revealed
to AllHipHop.com. “That’s officially 50 Cent and Young Buck. Its going
to be coming to a hood near you. That’s real.”
Buck said that the label was something the two
were developing because their plans for it went beyond a logo deal, where a
major label markets and distributes the releases- and owns the masters- in return
for slapping the logo on the album artwork.
“The goals would be to sell units and to
establish myself as a company for the long-term business, not one of them cats
that just comes and go,” Buck said. “I want longevity. I love the
music before the money so I got a real heart for the s**t.”
While Buck said that he is focused on promoting
his album, he already has an artist in mind that could potentially be the first
signing to the G-Unit South label.
“I got a homey that I started with by the
name of D-Tay,” Buck continued. “That will probably be the first look
that I have as far as the label is concerned because he is me in a sense, another
version of Buck. He’s seen the same things I’ve walked through. He’s
got the same quality skills that I bring to the table.”
Not content with just a new label, Buck said
that he was considering a move into the automotive world.
“I like cars a lot so I think I want to
get my own rim. I want to see that go down.”
As a member of G-Unit, Buck has enjoyed luxuries
like high-end guest spots, a chart-topping album, a clothing line and a sneaker
collection through Reebok.
Young Buck’s solo album Straight Outta
Cashville drops July 27.