Straight Outta Cashville

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Straight Outta Cashville
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 2004 (2004-08-24)
Young Buck chronology
Born To Be A Thug
Straight Outta Cashville
Alternative Cover
Special Edition Cover
Special Edition Cover
Singles from Straight Outta Ca$hville
  1. "Let Me In"
    Released: July 2, 2004
  2. "Shorty Wanna Ride"
    Released: August 26, 2004

Straight Outta Cashville is the debut studio album by American rapper Young Buck, released on August 24, 2004 by G-Unit Records and Interscope Records.


Straight Outta Cashville's title alludes to the N.W.A album, Straight Outta Compton, and is a neologism for Nashville, (Buck's hometown).

The singles from this album include "Let Me In", (featuring 50 Cent), "Shorty Wanna Ride", and "Stomp", (featuring The Game and Ludacris). The album features several rappers "outside" of the G-Unit camp, such as Lil' Flip, David Banner, D-Tay, Stat Quo, and others. The album also features production from Lil Jon, Kon Artis, and Klasic from The Bullets Production Team, along with others.

Straight Outta Cashville received minimal promotion after November 2004 as result of the VIBE award incident, in which Buck was arrested for an assault. Though the case was eventually dropped, four months had passed by since Buck himself had been able to promote the album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllHipHop4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The New York Timesfavorable[3]
Robert Christgau(dud)[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]
Vibe4/5 stars[9]

Straight Outta Cashville received generally positive reviews from music critics. Rafael Martinez of Prefix called the record "the best G-Unit release to date", giving praise to the production, featured guests and Buck delivering above-average lyricism from the hip-hop blueprint, concluding that "Cynics will criticize Straight Outta Cashville as another typical G-Unit album, only this time south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But Buck is more than just a 50 flunky and can hold down an album on his own. You can’t argue with success: G-Unit is running this."[4] Kelefa Sanneh from The New York Times said, "This album isn't revelatory, but it is convincing, and although Young Buck's subject matter never surprises, the tracks sometimes do."[3] Jon Caramanica, writing for Rolling Stone, praised Buck for lyrically holding his own opposite the featured artists on a solid debut effort, saying that "Straight Outta Cashville is crime rap par excellence – unrepentantly grimy lyrics backed by soulful production."[7] Robert Christgau graded the album as a "dud",[6] indicating "a bad record whose details rarely merit further thought."[10]

Sales and certifications[edit]

In its first week of release, Straight Outta Cashville debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with sales of 361,000 copies.[11] The album has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA.[12]

Track listing[edit]

1."I'm a Soldier" (featuring 50 Cent)Dre & Vidal & Felony3:34
2."Do It Like Me"Chad Beatz & Sha Money XL3:51
3."Let Me In" (featuring 50 Cent)Needlz3:44
4."Look at Me Now" (featuring Mr. Porter)Mr. Porter4:26
5."Welcome to the South" (featuring David Banner & Lil' Flip)Red Spyda3:50
6."Prices on My Head" (featuring D-Tay & Lloyd Banks)Crown4:21
7."Bonafide Hustler" (featuring 50 Cent & Tony Yayo)Diverse, co-produced by Klasic4:16
8."Shorty Wanna Ride"Lil Jon4:21
9."Bang Bang"Needlz co-produced by Phate3:34
10."Thou Shall"Midi Mafia3:15
11."Black Gloves" (backing vocals by 50 Cent)Doug Wilson, co-produced by Sean Cane3:16
12."Stomp" (featuring The Game & Ludacris)DJ Paul & Juicy J4:44
13."Taking Hits" (featuring D-Tay) (backing vocals by Murda Rich)DJ Paul & Juicy J3:47
14."Walk With Me" (featuring Stat Quo)Dre & Vidal4:10



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] 2xPlatinum Expression error: Missing operand for *.*

*sales figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Louis, Javid (August 25, 2004). "Straight Outta Cashville". AllHipHop. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Straight Outta Ca$hville - Young Buck". AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Sanneh, Kelefa (August 30, 2004). "Critic's Choice/New CD's; Rap Beats: Preachy, Snarly or Sweet". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Martinez, Rafael (August 24, 2004). "Young Buck - Straight Outta Cashville". Prefix. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  5. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (August 24, 2004). "Feature for August 24, 2004 - Young Buck's "Straight Outta Ca$hville"". RapReviews. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "CG: Young Buck". Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (September 2, 2004). "Young Buck: Straight Outta Cashville". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on February 16, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  8. ^ Ryan, Chris (October 16, 2004). "Young Buck – Straight Outta Cashville". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Vibe review
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Key to Icons". Retrieved February 17, 2019.
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  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2011-01-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Juelz Santana". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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