G-Unit could officially be reuniting, properly this time


They were the hip hop power group of the early naughties but ultimately disbanded due to conflicting egos before they could reach the status of other famous hip hop crews. Now though, a G-Unit return could be on the cards - involving all members, unlike what we saw a couple of years ago.

Pharaoh Jackson, signed to The Game's Blood Money Entertainment, posted a picture on Instagram with a revealing caption of him and The Game in the same location as a DJ Drama Instagram post featuring 50 Cent, a connection pointed out by Hip Hop N More.

Under a video promoting The Documentary 2 and 2.5, featuring Game's lyric "we all make mistakes look what happened to me and 50´´, Jackson wrote:

"The BEATLES AKA 'G-UNIT' are joining forces again... 'STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON' the movie captivated the Globe.... NOW what's gone happen when we do the 'G-UNIT' movie with all the drama... G-UNIT aka the Hip-Hop Beatles TOOK OVER THE WORLD, BUT EGOS CAUSED THEM TO BREAK UP PREMATURELY...."

After 50 kicked Game out of G-Unit for alleged disloyalty it looked like the two sides would never reunite - particularly after the infamous 2005 shootout outside Hot 97. Tony Yayo was bitter towards 50, Lloyd Banks and 50 reportedly didn't speak, and who knows about Young Buck. The whole situation was explained from 50´s perspective in a lengthy Hot 97 interview, while 50 and the rest of G-Unit (excluding The Game) sat down for another interview with Ebro.

American rapper, entrepreneur and actor 50 Cent, center, posing for a portrait with G-Unit members Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd
50 with Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd in 2014 (Brian Ach/AP)

The Game was brought into the picture by 50 back in 2002, with the help of Dr Dre, starting a unification between the East and West coast rap scenes in America never before seen and not thought possible. It all led to The Game's massively successful The Documentary album, which caused a rift between the two due to Game downplaying 50´s influence on it.

50 and the rest of G-Unit have been cool for a couple of years, but Game's the last piece of the puzzle. He bigged up his former friend's Effen Vodka earlier this year (in a since deleted drunken post), and they were even in the same club soon after.

Maybe enough time has passed and both men are now individually successful enough to once again be successful together? We can only hope.