Young Buck Biography


Birthday: March 15, 1981 (Pisces)

Born In: Nashville

Popularly known by the stage name Young Buck, David Darnell Brown is one of the popular rappers in the American music fraternity. A former member of the G-Unit and UTP Playas, he is currently the president of his own record label, Cashville Records. Buck, as he is best addressed as, jumped into the music scene at an early age. Inspired and envious of his friend, Clay Cole’s rapping abilities, he soon rolled his sleeves to learn the art. No sooner he became the master of the trade and started rapping for studio. It was during this time that he was given an opportunity to perform by Cash Money Records. His association with the recording company lasted for a couple of years before he joined UTP Records. This was the beginning of his illustrious career as he released several noteworthy records and albums. He then became associated with 50 Cents, a group which brought him to immense limelight both for reasons good and bad. 

Quick Facts

Also Known As: David Darnell Brown

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Tanee McCall (m. 2002)

children: Jayla Brown

Born Country: United States

Rappers Business People

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

U.S. State: Tennessee

Childhood & Early Life

Young Buck was born on March 15, 1981, as David Darnell Brown in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jealous of his friend, Clay Cole, who excelled at rapping, young Brown chose to take up rapping professionally. His main aim was to beat his friend Cole, and he was ready to pay whatever price it took in the process.

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With Clay relocating to Tallahassee, Florida, Buck took to recording at the studios. He was only fourteen years old then. Two years henceforth, he was given an opportunity to perform for Brian ‘Baby’ Williams, co-founder of Cash Money Records, for the first time.

He then went on a world tour with Birdman and together with the latter, did several shows. Despite being signed by the label, he never appeared on any of its albums. Furthermore, he did not release his own song under the label.

His association with Cash Money Records lasted for several years post which he together with rapper Juvenile left the label in 2004, and instead joined the latter’s label, UTP records. He joined the UTP Playas rap group as well.

In 2004, he released his debut studio album, ‘Straight Outta Cashville’. The album was very well received by music lovers as it peaked at the top position on the charts, selling more than 2.3 million copies worldwide. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
It was while working for the UTP Records that he first met New York rapper 50 Cent who later offered him a position at the G-Unit Records, under Interscope Records. Meanwhile, while he was at UTP Records, he released two independent albums, ‘Born to Be a Thug’ and ‘The Compilation with UTP’
In 2003, in collaboration with G-Unit, he came up with the album, ‘Beg for Mercy’. The album gained momentum in its first week of release, peaking at the number 2 position on the Billboard 200 in its second week. Worldwide, the album sold over 6 million copies and has been certified two times platinum by RIAA.
In 2005, he left UTP Records. Rapper, 50 Cent, who had made quite a name for himself with his G-Unit outfit, looked to broaden his empire and thus welcomed him as the newest member of the rap group, G-Unit. The same year, he released a collaboration album, ‘GetRich or Die Tryin’
In 2007, he came up with his second studio album, ‘Buck the World’. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums chart, with sales of 141,083 in the first week.
His association with 50 Cent and G-Unit was not all rosy and involved numerous rifts. Following his dismissal from the group, he released several tracks against 50 Cent, G-Unit and their associates. The latter followed suit soon and came up with multiple tracks and a recorded phone call which the former claimed to be fake.
Ever since his feud with G-Unit, he has run into financial troubles and recently escaped an attempted drive-by shooting in his hometown.
In 2010, he released an independent album ‘The Rehab’, which was a street album and supposedly his third official album on Real Talk Ent. The album sold merely 7000 copies in its first week. It has been his last album till date
In 2012, he claimed to have resolved the ties with G-Unit and was looking forward for a negotiation eventually leading to unison.
Personal Life & Legacy

He tied the nuptial knot with Tanee McCall in 2002. He has three children, a son named David Jr and two daughters named Jayla and Jada.

This American rapper refers to his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, as ‘Cashville, Ten-A-Ki’.

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