Sometimes a show falls through the cracks that deserves more coverage in the 'Nix. It's no one's fault in particular -- it can be a tough task to be on top of every single noteworthy show that comes to The Valley. Such is the case for this Friday night as I had to dig through some stuff to see that Nashville rapper Young Buck will be gracing Tempe's The Sets with his presence. It shocked me to see a big name like Buck tucked away at the relatively small venue -- and it also showed me that some light needs to be shed on Young Buck appearing in The Valley.
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Young Buck has three albums to his name, 2004's Straight Outta Cashville and 2007's Buck The World with his self-released album T.I.P. being released in 2005. Both Cashville and Buck were released on 50 Cent's G-Unit label, with Cashville featuring the hits "Shorty Wanna Ride" and "Stomp." Both songs were featured on Brooklyn electronic duo Ratatat's 2007 remix album Remixes Vol. II -- my first introduction to Buck's smooth, infectious rhyming style.