Friday, April 18, 2014

The Unit In Pieces!

The Unit is officially over. 50 Cent has declared the group dead. The media mogul has cut ties to every member of the group. The Game, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo embark on other ventures.

With the nail in the coffin, I can officially say that The Unit is officially over.

The Emotions have broken up. The chief of the Unit, media mogul and rapper Curtis Jackson announced this year that he's no longer singing on the Interscope label. That put him at strain with his longtime producers Dr. Dre and Eminem.

He waited over six years to put out Street King Immortal. The rap act was hoping Adam Levine, Alicia Keyes, Young Jeezy and Snoop Dogg would help push a chart topper. Nope. Nothing hits the charts and the album was put in the freezer.

So I guess after the delay, Curtis would join the Caroline Records to put an album out. Curtis is gambling what political capital he has with his reputation as a mainstream act.

Marvin Bernard, the former hype man for Curtis has jumped ship. After Curtis signed on the independent circuit, that left a lot of space to fill. Marvin wanted to get things popping for his second album, but old Curtis has his mind set on his Animal Ambition. Marvin decided to give a shout out to David Brown and Jayceon Taylor on the social networks inflaming a rift with Curtis.

David Brown is penniless. He just got out of federal time out and he's hungry for a record deal since the Unit dropped him. The Cashville rapper is hoping to bring the music back.

Chris Lloyd is feeling the blues. After releasing three albums on the Unit, the Southside Queens rapper decides to strike it own his own.
The Unit was at its peak during the early 2000s. The rap label is now officially closed.
Jayceon Taylor was trying to bank on his Jesus Piece. That ball was a brick and the Interscope people had enough of the constant attacks on Curtis and Dr. Dre. So they sent him his walking papers. Now all of sudden he emerges as a Cash Money act. For how long most say?

The Unit tried and failed to reunite. But unfortunately, each rapper has an ego that's bigger than their album sales. Each rapper took a hit after they booted Jayceon Taylor out the group. That launched an ongoing feud with each other.

Besides the Five Emotions, there were some who signed and was affiliated to the Unit.

40 Glocc
Precious Paris
Shawty Lo
Hot Rod
Kidd Kidd
Mobb Deep

Nowadays most rappers can't get out of the slump.

On the sales front, if you're not Eminem, Jay-Z, or Lil' Wayne, you're nothing!

Drake, Rick Ross, Macklemore, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, 2 Chainz, Future, and Nicki Minaj are popular acts and are in demand.

Will the Unit be in demand?

Probably not.

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