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With a career that expands nearly 20 years, which has stretched from music into business and in Hollywood, 50 Cent has solidified his name in history. Still, people often forget the Queens-born rapper was also attached to another group.

G-Unit or Guerilla Unit also introduced a slew of new faces to the hip-hop genre. Unfortunately, they did not enjoy the same longevity as the Before I Self Destruct rapper. In fact, 50 now says he’d like to forget G-Unit altogether.

This why 50 Cent wanted to become a rapper

We all know 50 Cent for his work on Power and his delight in trolling others, but he is also one of the most successful rappers of all time. His hits, “In Da Club” and “Candy Shop” are timeless. However, the reason 50 wanted to become a rapper might shock you. 50 told NME that the first album he ever brought was Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full, and the rest was history.

In those days, hip-hop wasn’t the dominant global pop culture it is now. It’d only be on public radio for maybe an hour a day. I used to get my grandmother’s tape recorder, the one she used to tape church services with and use that to tape hip hop off the radio. And with Erik B. & Rakim I think was the first moment where I felt like, ‘I’ve got to own this.’

His rise to the top as Eminem and Dr. Dre’s protegee was massive, and 5- even tried to bring his hip-hop group G-Unit with him. However, the group’s success was shortlived.

This why G-Unit broke up

50 Cent formed G-Unit with his long-time friends Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks back in 1999. In 2003, the same year 50 released his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ — G-Unit released their quadruple Platinum-selling album, Beg For Mercy.

After Yayo was incarcerated that same year, the film producer recruited Young Buck and rapper The Game to the group. Unfortunately, things began to crumble from there. 50 kicked The Game out of the group in 2005 due to “disloyalty” and in 2008 he removed Young Buck for “excessive spending” and “inconsistent behavior.”

By 2014, the group seemed to be no more and as of 2018, G-Unit has been officially disbanded.


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50 Cent is done with the G-Unit

After years of feuding, and kicking various members out of the group, 50 Cent is officially done with the G-Unit. As his spinoffs of Power continue to soar over at Starz, the rapper/entrepreneur has made it clear that all of the G-Unit drama is in the past.

In an interview for Power: Book II, DJ Whoo Kid asked 50 if he would be interested in bringing G-Unit’s story to the silver screen. The Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ rapper was not with it. He said,

I don’t care to do that. I’d like to forget the G-Unit. Kendrick [Lamar] doesn’t even let those boys come on stage with him. I could have did that! What the f*ck I’m bringing 30 n***as onstage for? I could have did it like Kendrick.