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DJ Drama & Young Buck
Welcome To the Traphouse

buck.jpgThings just ain’t the same for the Guerilla Unit. With Mobb Deep’s all-too-quiet storm having passed and Lloyd Banks’ buzz nearly nonexistent, the once-unstoppable G-Unit seems in need of a Teflon talent. Thankfully for 50’s sake, hip-hop’s Southern heat wave is still holding strong. Reenter Young Buck, the only one in the crew that the haters seem to show love to. Teaming with foolproof DJ Drama, the G-man looks to buck skeptics with Welcome to the Traphouse.

Clearly, Buck doesn’t feel the heat. “Do you think if that nigga Biggie was still here, do you think that nigga’d be hollering ‘G-Unit’?” he wonders on the subdued “Cmon.” As cocksure as ever, the Cashville, Tennakee, soldier coasts above the menacing guitars of “Rap Money” in card-pulling fashion (“Most rappers is broke, got a platinum plaque and still trafficking coke/The royalty checks, they don’t come too quick/So fuck getting a deal, nigga, go and get a brick”). Pulling few punches, Buck’s abrasive real talk permeates throughout, darkening the gunshot-heavy “Prepare for War” and the bluesy “Thuggin’ Till My Death Date.”

If Banks is their celebrated mixtape messiah, then Buck remains the Unit’s prophet of thug passion. Able to inject clear conviction through his gruff drawl, Y-B is at his best when he gets to analyzing, particularly in the horn-driven “All By Myself.” For the soul-drenched “Heavenly Father,” he blesses the emotive keys with poignancy (“When the gangsta look the devil in his face/Demons get to tellin’ him that he can be erased/ Mentally they got us, but physically we strong/If every nigga learn to load a clip up on they own”).

If only fillers like the sleepy “Drink & Drive” and the poor-man’s party jam “How U Want 2 Act” were equally tender. Still, mixtapes often boast style over substance—something Buck delivers in force here. If the upcoming Buck the World mirrors this disc’s more serious fare, then 50 can breathe easy.—MATT BARONE
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86cover.jpgRead the rest of XXL’s Critical Beatdown review section in the
November 2006 issue (#86)

  • REAL TALK

    BUCK MARLEY IS FIRE

  • REAL TALK

    o yea..first bitches..since im first every1s gon read dis shit..so I mite as well say more..LUDACRIS IS DA BEST ARTIST OUT RITE NOW, REAL TALK..

  • Crazy

    cant wait for young bucks new album

    http://www.myspace.com/crazyhouseproductions

  • Buck that shit

    “nd motha fuckers but i still run this shit

  • Atl’s own

    don’t know bout da mix-tape but im’a cop da album fo sho! dis nigga is da truth.

  • Arcane

    buck buck the world is lloyd banks really comin out wit an album shit hands up everybody

  • e

    Buck is the only dope rapper in G-unit but I don’t trust xxl reviews in regards to interscope artists.

  • G-UniteyeGotchaBack

    Like my boy,Fiddy, would say,
    “GET ‘EM BUCK!!!”

  • http://xxLMAG.COM EZBAKETHAGANGSTA

    I GOT UZIS AND AKS A PLENTY I GOT SHOTGUNS AND GRENADES GALORE, PURE FIRE FROM BUCK

  • Livin’ Proof

    BUCK IS MY NIGGA, THIS MIXTAPE IS PURE FIRE…BUCK THE WORLD IS GONNA SHUT SHIT DOWN…YUP!

  • TYRONECAPONE

    THIS MIXTAPE WAS GOOD, BUT CHRONIC 2006 WAS BETTER! THIS WOULD HAVE DEFINATELY GOTTEN A XXL! COP THE ROTTEN APPLE (10-10-06), THE FAST LANE (11-14-06) AND BUCK THE WORLD (11-28-06)! IT’S THE G-UNIT TAKEOVER!

  • SickTheScholar

    Buck is really the only person I care to listen to from G-Unit (quite possibly because of hometown bias). I heard that “Prepare for war” track, and it’s fire. Get ‘em buck!

  • G Unit Killa

    Yo Buck IS Wak Period. That BOY Got A Frankenstein Flow Always Talkin The Same Shit

  • Mr.50 Cent

    Yo Yo Yo check this out, this young fuck album is wack,

    His new album is gonna be wack, but because i’m a fly nigga, i’m gonna put out a shit album just to shit on you guys and let the GAME win the rap legend war.

    Coz i’m real, ya dig.

    also, i’m gonna let MASE go and i’m gonna sign dipset, the whole dipset crew are commin to G UNIT coz i’m gangster ya dig, plus i like jim jones swagger,

    so all you mother fuckers out there, its dipset all day.

    Also, i am in talks with me signing AKON, T.I. DIZZIE RASCAL AND BEYONCE, only her coz i anna fuck that booty. FUCK IT, I’LL SIGN LIL KIM TOO coz i need my dick sucked by those juicy lips

    this is 50 cent, out xxxxxxx

  • SwaggaDon

    Buck is the closest thing to pac in the game right now.

  • NO

    ^^^^^ Negro please

  • Mr 50 Cent

    HAHAHAHA

    SWAGGADON, R U FUCKIN MAD, BUCK IS THE CLOSEST THING TO PAC. U MAD NIGGA, U A FUCKIN COMEDIAN.

    young fuck can’t rhyme, u lil bitch. i write all his rhymes. that mo’fucker has no part what so ever in anything to do about his albums, i do everything, even pick the fckin title of the album.

    50 cent out xxxxxxxx

  • Joe

    all you retards are idiots, you can’t STATE someone if the best lyricist its matter of opinion and debatable, that was the guys opinion^, you can’t sa his opinion is wrong because that would just be retarded, do reaserch before you just go to online forums and chat shit.

  • mikal

    FUCK AL U HATERS G UNIT!!

  • Mr 50 Cent

    joe, i am the best ever u fuckin bitch

    why dnt u come over to Queens in NY and come under the G UNIT sign and we can discuss this like gentlemen, bring ur boys too u lil pussy, I AM FUCKIN STREET AND GANGSTER

    50 CENT OUT xxxxxx

  • jose

    fuck 50 cent …. he sings…. on half of his songs….buck is fire…

    BUCK is the truth…… STraight ouuta cashville was straight gangta…
    not like 50 or banks or yayo…song sing bithaces

  • Mr 50 CENT

    jose u lil bitch, i write all of his fuckin lyrics.

    i am his ghostwritter

    i just wrote his verse for the detox album u fuckin dick rider

    keep it gangster

    50 cent out xxxxxxxxxxx

  • http://hotmail.com moe

    dis foolwasnt bout the trap house until all these other southern rappers
    was talkin about it

  • http://Myspace.com/blackmusicfamilies Ace Roddy

    Thiis shit is music. When i was just a rookie, buck made me realize that my shit was bad. now i can spit. He should be anticipated. BUCK THA HATAZ

  • http://www.sugar.com Sugar

    What, Young Buck is the only real rapper in g-unit. Mobb Deep lost alot of respect from DC niggas. I think g-unit is g-unot. Please sit the fuck down your time is up. Stop riding 2 nickels coat tail. The game is over for g-unit. And one more thing, How could you beef with so many people and ur a bitch…….

  • Stax On Deck

    Young Buck Iz Da Realest

  • ShatterPoint

    G-Unot all day. Thats just another flop to put on your trophy cases of gold.

  • Shell

    Buck is the shit! 615 is reppin & Buck The World will shut it all down.
    Get ‘em baby! C$SHVILLE MAMI!

  • John

    just listen to shell and stax on deck, they no bout that nigga buck

  • http://y.buck Faton

    ooo fuck all you mother fuckers hater G-Unit is the shit !

  • Escobar

    Ah, Game dick-riders and G-Unit groupies.. these pitiful comments do really crack me up on this site.

  • young_fane

    G-UNIT SOUTH AINT EVEN G-UNIT TO ME…….BUCK REAL! PLAIN AND SIMPLE……CANT WAIT TO HEAR DA ALBUM!

  • http://ggunitsoldier gunit$oldier

    GUNIT FUCK WHAT ALL THE HATERS SAYS YOUNG BUCK GO PLATINUM i bet you now it haters fake game ass blood nigger

  • SOUTHERN AZZ NIGGA

    Young Buck is probably the realist nigga in this rap Bullshit and half of deez niggaz ain’t livin a damn thang they rap anyhow. So thank twice befoe you spit that bullshit between yo teeth mutha fuckaz cause nan one of yall hataz would say that hoe shit to tha nigga face! man up hoe niggaz.

    ATL Nigga.

  • jordan

    game wack buck tight period.

  • J.SLAVEN

    man game a little fake bitch he aint shit without dre. buck is fuckin tight everbody waitin for the new album

  • Tha Stona

    west west yo, this tha stona str8 outta swanson, west auckland, NEW ZEALAND, haha yea im lovin buck, i loved his first cd and im lovin this 1 with dj drama, and i neva knew he had a cd called “T.I.P” but i found it 1 day and got it and its tha shit yea, lovin buck hes real, fuck gunit young buck betta not still b wit them bitches

  • Ya Get Em

    YA Buck Get Em All But Fuck Who Fuck Then All Haters

  • jositon

    fuck you!!!the best rapper is tupac

  • dj q

    yeah! young buck fyi

  • dj q

    young buck is fyi

  • http://www.yahoo.com mexicano-cali

    gggggg-unot g-unit fell off, Game is running shit, lloyd banks is a fag, tony yayo sucks a rapping, and olivia is never coming back, BLACK WALLSTREET

  • gunit crip

    GGGGG GUNIT!!!!….

    buck da world march 20th!