Today in Hip-Hop: G-Unit Reunite at Summer Jam
On this day, June 1, in hip-hop history...
G-Unit was undoubtedly one of the most dominating forces in hip-hop of the early 2000's. Formed in 2002, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and at least for a bit, The Game, made up a crew and a label that ruled the charts, dictated fashion trends and even branched out into movies. Through problems with multiple crew members, whether it be excessive spending or perceived problems with loyalty, the crew had seemingly lost its way years before taking the stage at Summer Jam once again. That's why this reunion was such a legendary moment.
After Nas' monster main stage set at MetLife Stadium, 50 surprised fans by appearing on stage, his first Summer Jam appearance in ten years, and beckoning his former crew members Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck to join him. Every Unit member was accounted for except for The Game. The group performed a medley of their hits including Lloyd Banks’ “On Fire.” Rappers and industry heavyweights alike crowded on the Summer Jam stage to be apart of the historic moment. Unfortunately, a fight broke out on stage as G-Unit was performing. Slow from Slowbucks started beefing with security for not letting him join G-Unit on stage. Lloyd Banks also looked upset about the situation and Fabolous and Hot 97's Ebro Darden had to calm down and walk Slow off the stage.
With the Unit back together, XXL caught up with each crew member in our Fall 2014 cover story shortly after this reunion.
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