The first wave of G-Unit that broke over the hip-hop landscape from 2002 until 2008 was one of the biggest movements in hip-hop history, as 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo led a charge to the top of the charts and sold millions of albums along the way. But in 2014, The Unit has taken on a different look, adding New Orleans rhymer Kidd Kidd to the ranks as the crew's fifth member. Most hip-hop fans would recognize Kidd Kidd from his feature on Lil Wayne's "Mrs. Officer" off his platinum-selling Tha Carter III album, but the young MC has more in common with G-Unit than many would imagine. In this video interview, directed by Kellen Dengler and edited by Riley Dengler, Kidd Kidd opens up about recovering after getting shot six times, 50 helping him come back afterward and relishing the pressure that comes with being the newest addition to rap's ultimate crew.

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