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Former Rap Exec Jimmy Henchman Sentenced To Life For Murder

Less than two months after Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was sentenced to 28 years behind bars for the 2015 killing of music executive Terry Carter, another former, sometimes feared Hip-Hop manager is formally ordered to serve the rest of his life behind bars. James Rosemond, Jr., perhaps better... Read more

Lloyd Banks’ Single Shows That His Punchlines Are Still Money (Audio)

G-Unit’s own Lloyd Banks has been “On Fire,” as of late. Last week, the self-proclaimed Punch Line King (aka P.L.K.) caught the game off guard, spitting a scorching freestyle aimed at some of today’s funny-style MCs for Funkmaster Flex on HOT 97. This week, the Queens, New York MC capitalized... Read more

Lloyd Banks Releases A Hot New Mixtape ft Joe Budden, Prodigy & More (Audio Stream)

Last week, Lloyd Banks released "Reap What You Sow," the lead single from his latest project and one of the strongest lyrical barrages of his career. Prior to the song's release, the Queens, New York MC tweeted of the new EP arriving today (September 26), "time to show these fools... Read more

This Is How We Do: 50 Cent & The Game End Their Beef (Video)

One of the longest standing feuds in Hip-Hop has been between 50 Cent and The Game. The onetime mentor and protege team (along with Dr. Dre) responsible for the success of The Documentary has been at odds for the nearly a dozen years since. In late February of 2005, tensions... Read more

No 90s Beat is Safe. Tony Yayo Sparks Up Channel Live (Audio)

While it's fairly common in Hip-Hop for MCs to jack each other for beats, the practice is usually directed at the hot track of the moment. Last year, songs like Drake's "0 to 100," Troy Ave's "All About the Money" and Bobby Schmurda's "Hot N*gga" were all regular targets. However,... Read more

G-Unit With The Roots? Why Hasn’t This Happened Before? (Video)

For the last 15 years—and pretty much always—G-Unit and The Roots have been across the room from each other in Hip-Hop. While 50 Cent and Questlove are two of the more outspoken voices in the genre, the Philadelphia Grammy Award-winning band and the Queens, New York multi-platinum collective are really... Read more

50 Cent Says Suge Knight Was Going to Kill Dr. Dre. G-Unit Gets Real with The Breakfast Club (Video)

Today (March 3), G-Unit's Beast Is G-Unit EP released. 50 Cent's crew's second EP in as many years is sure to move the charts around. The best promotion though, is a quality interview with Fif, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks—the core of the Unit since the Columbia Records days. The... Read more

G-Unit Still Makes Ski Mask Music. Press Play and Duck (Audio)

Next Tuesday (March 3), G-Unit will release their second EP in as many years. The Beast Is G-Unit is a six-track short player from the quintet. "Boy Boy" is one of the center pieces from the work, boasting a song produced by Seattle, Washington's Jake One (De La Soul, Freeway,... Read more

G-Unit Hosts A Ferrari Caravan In Times Square, En Route To The Club (Video)

G-Unit has reason to celebrate. At the start of 2014, 50 Cent's collective was seemingly non-existent, with even the core members Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Fif estranged. By late December, with Kidd Kidd added and Young Buck back in the mix, it feels like a decade ago. No longer... Read more

G-Unit Sounds Straight Outta 2002 On This EP Bonus Cut (Audio)

G-Unit's The Beauty Of Independence is living up to its title in the physical packaging. For Best Buy buyers of the 2014 EP, consumers get "Ease Up." The non-EP song bonus exclusive sounds like it's out of that No Mercy, No Fear or In God's Plan era of the Gorilla Unit.... Read more

G-Unit Jack Troy Ave for His (Musical) Money (Audio)

The track for Troy Ave's "All About the Money" BANGS. So much so, G-Unit (minus 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks) had to jack him for the beat and put their own spin on it. Check out "All About the Drug Money." Also, you can catch part 2 of their extended... Read more

G-Unit is Real and Uncut in This Extended Interview (Video)

XXL conducted an interview with G-Unit in 50 Cent's home in Connecticut. They chose the location because in 2008, it was there that the Unit was together for the last time before an extended, acrimonious and well-documented split. In this interview, 50, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Kidd... Read more

50 Cent & Snoop Dogg GET REAL About Rap Crews & Money, With G-Unit Sitting There (Video)

For all the reality TV shows, the Snoop Lion campaign, and the family-friendlier Snoop, there's still reminders of what Heads heard on "Deep Cover" 23 years ago. One of the platforms for this side of Snoop is the GGN. Interviewing all five members of G-Unit, Snoop begins in true G-fashion,... Read more

4 Out Of 5 G-Unit Members Freestyle On One Of Dr. Dre’s Finest Beats (Audio)

It appears as though G-Unit is on a bit of a freestyle tour. After some East Coast stops last week, the veteran, onetime platinum crew stopped through with the L.A. Leakers. While 50 Cent opted out, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Kidd Kidd flexed their vocal muscles over... Read more

G-Unit With A Live Band? Watch ‘Em. Plus, Check Out A 13-Minute Freestyle (Videos)

Following the G-Unit group's first retail release since 2008 (The Beauty Of Independence), the quintet is hard at work. For "Watch Me," the Queens-to-Nashville-to-New Orleans troop hits a warehouse to join a live building. The group continues to charm cameras, delivering bars with precision: If that's not enough, the clique... Read more

G-Unit Surprise Releases 6 New Songs In The Beauty Of Independence (EP Stream)

Ten years ago, 50 Cent and G-Unit were a fixture of events like the MTV Video Music Awards and the Grammy Awards, Eminem's "Free Yayo" shirts and all. These days, nobody from the G-Unit (or Shady, or Aftermath) camp seemed to be at the Los Angeles Forum for the 2014... Read more

We All Know G-Unit Is Back & They’re On The Come Up Once Again (Video)

Take a step inside the lavish laps of luxury that is the home of G-Unit captain 50 Cent for the group's latest video, "Come Up." The Unit boast some of the paper chasing bars of a hustler that the group is known for, a la "Stunt 101," on a single... Read more

50 Cent & G-Unit Are Outstanding, On A Feel-Great Gap Band Instrumental (Audio)

After tackling some contemporary production from DJ Mustard, Hit-Boy, and Mike MiLL Made It, 50 Cent and G-Unit wanted to take a page from Raekwon's recent book. The quintet (with Kidd Kidd now square in the mix) hopped on a Gap Band "Outstanding" instrumental, and popped bottles in lyrical form,... Read more

G-Unit Borrows YG’s DJ Mustard-Produced Hit Beat (Audio)

G-Unit's jackin'-for-beats continues into the holiday weekend. 50 Cent and his cohorts, which now seems to permanently include Kidd Kidd, hop on YG's Drake-assisted My Krazy Life hit, "Who Do You Love?" Keeping the DJ Mustard-produced-song's structure in tact, the quintet brags it up like the old days, and make... Read more

G-Unit Is Movin’ That Dope, Putting Out Music Like It’s The Early 2000s (Audio)

If you're a Young Buck Head, you'll love G-Unit's latest mixtape track. Hopping on Future's "Move That Dope" instrumental (produced by Mike WiLL Made It), Buck sounds like he did 10 years ago, with a crisp vocal delivery, syncopated flow, and most of all, a strong dose of Cashville confidence.... Read more

G-Unit Rocks To DJ Mustard, Over Jeremih’s Snap-Inspired Hit (Audio)

No song seems safe. G-Unit's mixtape-style takeover continues, as 50 Cent, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and Kidd Kidd raid Jeremih (who's been down with Fif for years), for his "Don't Tell 'Em" chorus and DJ Mustard beat. Clearly aimed at bulking up a club record, the song interpolates... Read more

It’s Not Just Studio & Stage, G-Unit Is Back With A Proper 4-Man Visual (Video)

Simple, but effective. G-Unit's first four-man video in over six years comes to the light. Just like 50 Cent's Animal Ambition roll-out, the clique goes back to the first song they cut since the Summer Jam stage. Called "Nah, I'm Talking About," the mixtape-style track on a Hit-Boy beat has... Read more

50 Cent & G-Unit Rip Their Next Joint Over A Vintage Wu-Tang Clan Deep Cut (Audio)

As they motion towards a reported third studio album, G-Unit is incredibly active. The reunited lineup of 50 Cent, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks has hopped on instrumentals from Hit-Boy, Trey Songz, and Drake in the last two weeks. Now, the Hip-Hop heads (remember that Fif's favorite rapper... Read more

The Newly Reunited G-Unit is Wasting No Time. Here’s Another New Track (Audio)

Since publicly reuniting a little over a week ago at Hot 97's Summer Jam, G-Unit has wasted no time releasing new music. After releasing 3 songs last week, here's another track. This time, they take a spin on Trey Songz's Ordinary Ni**a. Check it out. Related: G-Unit’s Engine Just Started... Read more

G-Unit’s Engine Just Started And They’re Already Gunning From 0 To 100 (Audio)

As if their performance at Summer Jam, an all new track, and subsequent reunion announcement wasn't enough for fans of 50 Cent and G-Unit, don't worry, your day just got better. With an exclusive release on ThatsEnuff.com, the squad takes over the recently released Drake single, "0-100," and provides that... Read more

G-Unit’s Reunion May Go Beyond The Summer Jam Stage, With New Album News

It's been six years since G-Unit put out their second and last studio album T.O.S. (Terminate On Sight), and just two days ago, The Unit surprised everybody with their performance at this year's Hot 97 Summer Jam. To add to the hype and less than 24 hours after they graced... Read more

G-Unit Releases Their First Song With Young Buck Since 2008 On A Hit-Boy Beat (Audio)

Strategy much? Less than 24 hours after the 2014 Summer Jam onstage reunion, G-Unit entrusts DJ Enuff with their first song (in three years as G-Unit / in six years, with Young Buck). Buck Marley kicks things off with a verse on the quartet's snatching of Hit-Boy's "Know What I'm... Read more

As Predicted, The Mid-2000s G-Unit Reunites As 50 Cent & Young Buck Make Peace

After months of speculation, 50 Cent's co-headlining Summer Jam set yesterday (June 1) included a career benchmark. The Queens, New York superstar reunited with his multi-platinum G-Unit group at East Rutherford, New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. The group's most famous, Beg For Mercy lineup of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo,... Read more

A Reunited G-Unit Group At Summer Jam? Young Buck Tells DJ Whoo Kid His Thoughts… (Audio)

50 Cent is gearing up for Animal Ambition next month. Although a Game reunion/armistice still appears premature, many Heads speculated that perhaps Fif will shake his hometown with a G-Unit (post-2005, anyway) reunion on the Summer Jam stage. HOT 97's annual concert-spectacular has become the venue for Hip-Hop to do things... Read more

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo, Papoose, Jon Connor, Memphis Bleek, Sheek Louch, Vado, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Saigon, Chi Ali, Locksmith and... Read more

50 Cent Opens Up About His Interscope Records Fallout With Funkmaster Flex (Video)

50 Cent has stripped down everything to rebuild. Whether it's seemingly parting ways with G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo to go for 'dolo again, exiting Interscope Records rather abruptly (and to some extent, over a three-year exodus), and settling beefs with The LOX and Fat Joe, while turning down... Read more

50 Cent Explains in Detail What Went Wrong With G-Unit, Name by Name (Video)

50 Cent dropped by Hot 97 and had an intelligent and supremely engaging conversation. A good part of it focused on the disintegration of G-Unit, which Fif explained member by member. He also spoke on Rick Ross, Ja Rule, Al Sharpton and more. Shots were fired. Multiple times. This is... Read more

Tony Yayo is Back with a Vengeance…and He Brought Joell Ortiz & Uncle Murda. This is New York Life (Audio)

Tony Yayo goes in with Joell Ortiz and Uncle Murda over a track that is hard as nails. This is New York Life. Related: Young Buck & Game Hit The Studio For The First Time In Almost 10 Years (Video)... Read more

50 Cent – Nah Nah Nah ft Tony Yayo (Video)

Here's a dark video from 50 Cent for his song Nah Nah Nah featuring Tony Yayo. The song is from 50's The Big 10 mixtape commemorating the 10th anniversary of 50 Cent is the Future. You can listen to and download The Big 10 below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VVp0eo0vN8U Download Mixtape... Read more