Rest In Peace: G-Unit (2002-2014)

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It’s the end of an era for one of modern hip-hop’s most popular rap collectives.

Speaking in a new interview with Power99’s Cosmic Kev at the end of last week, rapper and Vitamin Water investor 50 Cent broke the news that G-Unit has been ‘dismantled.’ He claims despite the numerous rumors that have popped up over the years there are absolutely no plans for a reunion at this time, and even if the possibility presented itself he has no desire to ever enter a new contract with either Lloyd Banks or Tony Yayo.

This is not exactly game stopping news, but it does put to rest what was at one time one of the biggest forces in urban music. G-Unit originally debuted in 2002, just after 50 Cent had risen to prominence with Get Rich Or Die Trying, and quickly became the go-to group in hip hop for remixes and headlines. They released two albums together, which produced numerous charting singles, but around the year 2010 the members began fighting and never found their way again. 50 even went as far as to refer to Lloyd and Yayo as ‘acting like children’ in regards to how the pair spent their wealth. Ouch.

You can view G-Unit’s classic clip for “Stunt 101” below. It’s a little more mainstream than the group’s usual fare, but it’s also one of their most well known tracks.

In related news, 50 Cent is not letting this collaborative death set back his rap career. His new solo album, Animal Ambition, is expected in stores this summer.

James Shotwell

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