The album received positive reviews from critics upon release. It currently holds a 70/100 on Metacritic.XXL magazine said that Young Buck "puts the spotlight back on the Unit and fires a shot that will be heard around the world."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." 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."Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard wrote that "Young Buck proves that he's G-Unit's most enjoyable second banana."
The song 'Push Em Back' was featured in the film Drillbit Taylor during the first day of school scene.