Buck the World

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Buck the World
Studio album by Young Buck
Released March 27, 2007
Recorded 2004–2007
Genre Hip hop
Length 73:45
Label
Producer 50 Cent (exec.), Sha Money XL (co-exec.), Che Vicious, DJ Toomp, Doc McKinney, Dr. Dre, Eminem, G Koop, Hi-Tek, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Jake One, Jazze Pha, Jiggolo, Key Kat, Lil Jon, Mark Batson, Polow da Don, Tha Bizness, Vitamin D, Young RJ
Young Buck chronology
T.I.P.
(2005)
Buck the World
(2007)
They Don't Bother Me
(2007)
Alternative cover
Singles from Buck the World
  1. "I Know You Want Me"
    Released: September 26, 2006
  2. "Get Buck"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  3. "U Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
    Released: May 18, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 6.1/10[4]
RapReviews 7.5/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Stylus B−[7]
XXL 4/5 stars[8]

Buck the World is the second studio album by rapper Young Buck. It was released on March 27, 2007, through G-Unit & Interscope Records.

Background[edit]

The album's title is a play on the expression, "F*ck the world".

Production was provided by Dr. Dre, Eminem, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Jazze Pha, Lil Jon and Polow da Don, among others. Guest appearances on the album include 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Chester Bennington, Young Jeezy, Bun B, T.I., Trick Daddy and Lyfe Jennings, among others.

The album's first single is "I Know You Want Me", featuring vocals and production by Jazze Pha. The album's second single is "Get Buck", produced by Polow da Don. The third single on the album is "U Ain't Goin' Nowhere", produced by Dr. Dre and released on May 18, 2007.

The iTunes version of the album replaces the track, "Lose My Mind"/"Funeral Music", with just "Funeral Music", only 3:15 in length.

Reception[edit]

The album received positive reviews from critics upon release. It currently holds a 70/100 on Metacritic.[9] XXL magazine said that Young Buck "puts the spotlight back on the Unit and fires a shot that will be heard around the world."[10] Allmusic's David Jeffries stated that "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."[11] Henry Adaso of About.com thought that Young Buck's "eagerness to redeem the Unit is sometimes marred by a lack of focus, as he goes from pimp-playa persona to typical tough-guy talk without catching a breath."[12] Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard wrote that "Young Buck proves that he's G-Unit's most enjoyable second banana."[13]

The song 'Push Em Back' was featured in the film Drillbit Taylor during the first day of school scene.

Sales and chart performance[edit]

Buck the World debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart with 140,000 copies sold in its first week.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Young Buck, Music Compositions listed Below.

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Push Em Back"   Young RJ 3:55
2. "Say It to My Face" (featuring 8Ball, Bun B, MJG) Jiggolo 3:40
3. "Buss Yo' Head"   J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 4:58
4. "I Ain't Fucking Wit U!" (featuring Trick Daddy, Snoop Dogg) Hi-Tek 3:52
5. "Get Buck"   Polow da Don 4:14
6. "Buck the World" (featuring Lyfe Jennings) Jake One 3:46
7. "Slow Ya Roll" (featuring Chester Bennington) Doc McKinney, Gramps 3:43
8. "Hold On" (featuring 50 Cent) Dr. Dre, Che Vicious (co) 3:59
9. "Pocket Full of Paper" (featuring Young Jeezy) DJ Toomp 3:45
10. "Haters" (featuring Kokane) Vitamin D 4:10
11. "U Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (featuring LaToiya Williams) Dr. Dre, Mark Batson 3:59
12. "Money Good"   Lil Jon 4:11
13. "Puff Puff Pass" (featuring Ky-Mani Marley) Tha Bizness 4:40
14. "Clean Up Man"   Jake One, G Koop (add.) 4:22
15. "4 Kings" (featuring Pimp C, Young Jeezy, T.I.) Jazze Pha 4:52
16. "I Know You Want Me" (featuring Jazze Pha) Jazze Pha 4:45
17. "Lose My Mind"   Eminem 3:18
Sample credits
  • "Buss Yo' Head" - Contains a sample of "My Hero Is a Gun" by Michael Masser
  • "4 Kings" - Contains a sample of "Havin' Thangs" by Big Mike

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ HipHopDX review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ RapReviews review
  6. ^ Archived April 29, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Stylus review
  8. ^ XXL review
  9. ^ Buck the World. Metacritic. Accessed August 12, 2007.
  10. ^ Young Buck Buck the World. XXL (March 2, 2007). Accessed August 12, 2007.
  11. ^ David Jeffries (November 28, 2007). Buck the World > Overview. Allmusic. Accessed August 12, 2007.
  12. ^ Henry Adaso. Young Buck – Buck the World – Review of Young Buck's Buck the World. About.com. Accessed August 12, 2007.
  13. ^ Christian Hoard (April 17, 2007). Buck the World Review. Rolling Stone. Accessed August 12, 2007.
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1053163/mcgraw-leads-seven-top-10-debuts-onto-billboard-200