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Rap musician David Brown (a.k.a. Young Buck) was born March 15, 1981, in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of the G-Unit rap music group.


Before joining G-Unit, he was a drug dealer in Nashville. Having struggled for a while, Buck met Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and 50 Cent, and the latter signed him on G Unit Records. First he appeared on a mixtape called “50 Cent is The Future". Later he was signed on Cash Money Records.


Brown represents what he calls the “Dirty South” and uses Southern slang in all his music. He points this out in the G-Unit song “Betta Ask Somebody” when he says “I’ma country boi, you can hear it when I speak".


He has diamonds, or “ice” as he calls it, worth an estimated $100,000 in his mouth as teeth.


He has a daughter whom he supports financially.


His first solo album Straight Outta Cashville was released on July 27, 2004. It included the singles “Let Me In” and “Shorty Wanna Ride", and it debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts.


On Tuesday, November 16 2004, Santa Monica Police released a warrant for Buck’s arrest in relation to a stabbing incident at the 2004 Vibe Awards. Dr. Dre was assaulted by an angry stranger, and Buck jumped in to support him. Videos showed Buck lunging at the man with a knife in his hand. Buck is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He surrendered to police on November 20.




In the Southern United States, the term “young buck” (derived from an adolescent deer) means a young man, and in particular a young man who is energetic. The phrase provides the nickname Buck.