Buck the World

Buck the World

by Young Buck
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Buck the World

Young Buck's sophomore effort arrived as his crew and label (G-Unit) plus his career savior (50 Cent) had come under scrutiny for their struggling sales (struggling as in they weren't always going platinum). None of this really matters in the long run because drama and talk aren't really part of the final listening experience, but it's worth noting because Buck the World doesn't outright look like a G-Unit release (the artwork isn't as loud as usual and there's no visual references to money) and it doesn't sound like it's from the house of 50 until about halfway through. Whether it's a decided distancing or not, Scarface and early Mobb Deep come to mind as "Push Em Back" kicks open the door. By the time producer Hi-Tek shows up on "I Ain't ******* Wit U" with one of his most singalong, soulful constructions to date, Buck has already hung with 8Ball, MJG, and Bun B and cleaned out his own closet over a "My Hero Is a Gun" loop off the Mahogany soundtrack on the dramatic "Buss Yo' Head." Smart and fresh decisions continue when Lyfe Jennings guests on the soul-searching title track and Chester Bennington lends a hand to "Slow Ya Roll," a lyric-writing triumph for Buck. The pivotal cut opens up the door to familiar territory with 50 and Dr. Dre both contributing to "Hold On." From here on out you can take everything great about the rapper's debut and apply it here. It's that satisfying mix of polish and street with all-stars like Lil Jon, who is back again with a burner ("Money Good"), Jazze Pha, who gives up two ("Kings," "I Know You Want Me"), and Ky-Mani Marley, who joins for a smoking song that would make father Bob smile ("Puff Puff Pass"). Capping off this well-built and surprisingly diverse album is a thrilling mix of new and old as Buck shouts the angst-ridden and completely destructive lyrics of "Lose My Mind" against Eminem's typically tinker-toy melody. The track connects the dots from Buck to G-Unit and onto Slim Shady, making Buck the World a great way to steady the whole, supposedly troubled empire. Even better, when considered as a self-contained effort from Buck, it's the release that makes him more than G-Unit's clean-up man by proving he could survive even if 50 and Shady bankrupted the corporation tomorrow.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/27/2007
Label: G-Unit Records
UPC: 0602517134690
catalogNumber: 000803002
Rank: 34525

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Young Buck   Primary Artist
Dion & the Timberlanes   Vocals
Jeff Bass   Guitar,Keyboards
Sal Cracchiolo   Trumpet
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Greg Thomas   Saxophone
Mark Batson   Keyboards
Craig Love   Guitar
Steve Baxter   Trombone
Mike Elizondo   Guitar
Traci Nelson   Vocals
Chester Bennington   Vocals
Michael Williams   Trumpet
Wilburt Neal   Trombone
Ced "Keyz" Williams   Keyboards
Rob "Fonksta" Bacon   Bass,Guitar
Dawaun Parker   Keyboards
Ashanti Floyd   Violin
Dave Holmes   Guitar
Theron Feemster   Keyboards

Technical Credits

DJ Hi-Tek   Producer
Dr. Dre   Producer
Ray Seay   Engineer
Mark Batson   Producer
Carlos Bess   Engineer
Steve Baughman   Engineer
Jazze Pha   Producer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith   Producer
Scott Gutierrez   Engineer
Eminem   Producer
Patrick Viala   Engineer
50 Cent   Executive Producer
Vitamin D   Producer
Justice League   Producer
Tony Campana   Engineer
Mauricio "Veto" Irragorri   Engineer
Mark Vinten   Engineer
Dru Castro   Engineer
Nicole Frantz   Creation
Nico Solis   Engineer
Ced "Keyz" Williams   Producer
Alonzo Vargas   Engineer
Jake One   Producer
Che Vicious   Producer
Joshua Fisher   Marketing Coordinator
Andrew Flad   Marketing
Derrick Selby   Engineer
Kelvin Chu   Administration
Ken Kaldenbauch   Administration
Bizness   Producer
Heineken Gordon "The Hitmaka"   Engineer
G. Koop   Producer
Polow da Don   Producer

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Buck the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
2nd Best Album From A G-Unit Arist Ever (Next To Get Rich Or Die Tryin')
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good lp. He kept it exactly where he needed 2 and that's jus being Buck. Type of CD that u can put it in the cd player and let it play. But this joint is definatley pretty good for a sophmore lp not 2 many people can pull that off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Young Buck's "Buck the World" is a quality rap album. His hard hitting "Buss Yo Head" and guest appearance 50 Cent, Cam'Ron diss track "Hold On" proves again that he can battle with the best of them. With production credits from Dr. Dre and Eminem you can't get much better. Also good are "Puff Puff Pass" and "Clean Up Man." Check out guest spots from Young Jeezy, and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as well. Weak tracks include "I Ain't ****** Wit U" and "U Ain't Goin' Nowhere" even though the rap legend Snoop Dogg guests the former. Although this sophomore effort seems to be a little more thrown together and less well crafted than Buck's first studio album, nearly every song is good to listen to.