Young Buck

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There are multiple uses of the term Young Buck.

Rap musician

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Young Buck

David Darnell Brown (a.k.a. Young Buck) was born March 15, 1981, in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of the G-Unit rap music/gang clique.

Before joining G-Unit, he was a drug dealer in Nashville. Tired of the hustler's way of living, Young Buck tried his hand at rapping and in 2000, he and his long time partner D-Tay signed to Next Level Records, releasing Thuggin' Til The End. Unhappy with his record deal, he broke off and joined ex-Cash Money Records rapper Juvenile and his group UTP. Buck began to tour with them and while on a business trip to New York City, he met Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and 50 Cent, and the latter signed him on G Unit Records. His first major apperance was on 50's multi-platinum record Get Rich or Die Tryin' on the track "Bloodhound".

Brown represents what he calls the "Dirty South" and uses Southern slang in all his music. He points this out in the G-Unit song "Betta Ask Somebody" when he says "I'ma country boi, you can hear it when I speak".

He has diamonds, or "ice" as he calls it, worth an estimated $100,000 in his mouth as teeth.

He has a daughter whom he supports financially.

His first solo album Straight Outta Cashville was released on July 27, 2004. It included the singles "Let Me In" and "Shorty Wanna Ride", and it debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts.

On Tuesday, November 16 2004, Santa Monica Police released a warrant for Buck's arrest in relation to a stabbing incident at the 2004 Vibe Awards. Dr. Dre was assaulted by an angry stranger, and Buck jumped in to support him. Videos showed Buck lunging at the man with a knife in his hand. Buck is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He surrendered to police on November 20.


In the Southern United States, the term "young buck" (derived from an adolescent deer) means a young man, and in particular a young man who is energetic. The term also is commonly used in a quasi-derrogatory way to describe a black man.


  • In an episode of the Television show Designing Women, a client of the Sugarbakers' interior design firm asks if she can paint Anthony Bouvier (played by actor, Meshach Taylor) in the nude, referring to him as a "big black beautiful buck".
  • In the movie The Royal Tenenbaums Gene Hackman's character, Royal, says to Luke Wilson's character, Richie, regarding Danny Glover's character, Henry Sherman, wanting to marry his estranged wife, Etheline, played by Angelica Huston "What do you think of that big buck moving in with your mother? Is he worth a damn?" to which Richie replies: "I believe so."

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