By Maurice Bobb
Time heals all wounds. But has enough time elapsed since Game’s incendiary “G-Unot” campaign against his former G-Unit clique for 50 Cent and the original crew to let their hip-hop Prodigal Son back into the fold? Game’s manager, Taydoe, told the Wall Street Journal that he had attempted to get Game and 50 in the same room to hash things out, but the Street King Immortal MC refused the offer. So, left with few options in his quest to rekindle that old G-Unit magic, the Jesus Piece spitter took it to the people via a petition.
On the site www.GUnitReunion.com, Game is asking, “Is there a G Unit Reunion gonna happen in 2013??? Let’s see how many signatures we get!” In addition to flat out asking if fans would like to see G-Unit back in the booth and on stage together, the website also gives a brief description of G-Unit’s origins and what a reunion would mean to the game.
“G-Unit is an American hip hop group originating from New York City formed by East Coast rappers 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, Dirty South rapper Young Buck along with West Coast Rapper The Game,” the statement says. “The name of the group is short for Guerilla Unit. They delivered some of the best hip hop songs the world has ever heard, since then the group have collapsed with both The Game & Young Buck no longer part of this once heavyweight group. It’s about time we gave the world what they want, a ‘Reunion’, there is no doubt that if the group reformed they would smash their way to the top again.”
As of the morning of January 31, there are 6,572 signatures on the petition. It’s unlikely that Tony Yayo will sign the petition, though. He told MTV News recently that he didn’t understand Game’s motives for a reunion. “My problem with [Game] is that once he got to the point where he wanted to be, when he sold 5 million records, it was G-Unot,” he said. “So it’s like why would you want a reunion now if you want to be the guy to bring down the brand and the name.”
The prospects of Game and Buck rejoining the group may be mission impossible, but Fif did say there’s was a chance he’d consider a reunion with Banks and Yayo.
“People grow in different directions,” 50 Cent said. “[They] have different agendas about things they want to do and they’re sorting themselves out in that way and I’m focused on things that are important to me right now, but there’s a strong possibility there will be a G-Unit [collaboration] with the three of us. But right now, I’m focused on my solo project.”
Will you be signing Game’s petition?