written by Christopher â€œScavâ€ Yuscavage
Young Buck is â€œStraight Outta Ca$hvilleâ€ â€“ a place that seems to only pack guns, violence, drugs, money, and oddly-placed â€œKill Billâ€ samples into a space known more for its guitar-wielding country music legends that its gun-toting hip-hop artists.
While the previous Southern-bias has all but been eliminated from hip-hop (see the success of Lilâ€™ Jon, Outkast, etc.), fans of metropolitan East coast hip-hop will be surprised by G-Unitâ€™s Buck, a charismatic, if not cocky and brash, Southern-drawled rapper with a chip on his shoulder and a style comparable to mentor 50 Cent. While no lyrical genius by any standards, Buckâ€™s performances are less punchline (unlike labelmate Lloyd Banks) and more punch with a knack for all the aforementioned evils. Still, his limited range of topics quickly grow thinner than rumors of Elvis still roaming Nashville, with the result being the stale â€œCa$hville.â€