50 Cent steamrolled his way to success in the early 2000’s when he alongside his army of militants dropped banger after banger. G-Unit’s reign was undeniable. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and The Game, all went platinum on their first try, while Tony Yayo finished at a solid 700,000 copies sold. G-Unit was gangsta rap personified and they instilled fear into many groups and labels because of their success. Even though they were running things in the 2000’s, their momentum seized and the group collapsed momentarily. With a reboot and a new member in Kidd Kidd, G-Unit 2.0 is back. Let’s take a look at the original cast and see how their roster shaped up since its inception.
Where Are They Now: G-Unit
The general has watched his armor flatten a bit over the years. Musically, 50 isn’t the rap behemoth that he once was in the early 2000’s. His last project, Animal Ambition sold less than 50,000 week one. In addition, 50’s wealth has diminished to the point that now he only has $16 million to his name.
Banks was once a promising emcee with the gift of gab. He was a prolific lyricist who was able to pounce on any rapper when it was war time. After his resurgence on Hunger For More 2 in 2010, he faded back into oblivion and hasn’t yet to release an album in six years.