Young Buck Biography

David Darnell Brown, popularly known as Young Buck, is a renowned rapper in the American music industry. With a background in G-Unit and UTP Playas, he now serves as the president of his own record label, Cashville Records. Buck’s passion for music began at a young age, inspired by his friend Clay Cole’s rapping skills. He quickly honed his own talents and started rapping professionally, catching the attention of Cash Money Records. After a successful stint with the company, he joined UTP Records and embarked on an illustrious career, releasing numerous acclaimed records and albums. Buck’s association with 50 Cents further propelled him into the spotlight, garnering both positive and negative attention.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: David Darnell Brown
  • Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Tanee McCall (m. 2002), children: Jayla Brown
  • Born Country: United States
  • Rappers
  • Business People
  • Height: 6’0″ (183 cm), 6’0″ Males
  • U.S. State: Tennessee

Childhood & Early Life

Young Buck, born on March 15, 1981, as David Darnell Brown in Nashville, Tennessee, was jealous of his friend Clay Cole, who excelled at rapping. He decided to take up rapping professionally with the main aim of beating his friend.


Buck started recording at studios when he was only fourteen years old. Two years later, he had the opportunity to perform for Brian ‘Baby’ Williams, co-founder of Cash Money Records. He went on a world tour with Birdman and did several shows with him. However, despite being signed by the label, he never appeared on any of its albums and did not release his own song under the label.

After several years with Cash Money Records, Buck left the label in 2004 and joined rapper Juvenile’s label, UTP Records. He also joined the UTP Playas rap group. In the same year, he released his debut studio album, ‘Straight Outta Cashville’, which was well received and sold over 2.3 million copies worldwide.

While working for UTP Records, Buck met New York rapper 50 Cent, who later offered him a position at G-Unit Records, under Interscope Records. He released two independent albums, ‘Born to Be a Thug’ and ‘The Compilation with UTP’, during his time at UTP Records.

In collaboration with G-Unit, Buck released the album ‘Beg for Mercy’ in 2003, which gained momentum and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. In 2005, he left UTP Records and joined 50 Cent’s rap group, G-Unit. He released a collaboration album, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin”, the same year.

In 2007, Buck released his second studio album, ‘Buck the World’, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. However, his association with 50 Cent and G-Unit was not without its problems, and he was eventually dismissed from the group. This led to a series of tracks released by both parties against each other.

Personal Life & Legacy

Young Buck married Tanee McCall in 2002 and has three children. He refers to his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, as ‘Cashville, Ten-A-Ki’.

Leave a Comment