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Young Gunz began as just two of the numerous rappers in Roc-a-Fella's State Property collective, yet all it took was one runaway hit, "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," to distance them from the pack and elevate them into the spotlight. The Philadelphia duo -- Young Chris (born Chris Ries) and Neef (born Hanif Muhammad) -- debuted with brief appearances on the first State Property album (2001) and, more importantly, got a high-profile shoutout in Jay-Z's "Takeover" earlier that year. However, it was their first track together, "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," that proved decisive to their success. The track first showed signs of life on the mixtape circuit, where DJ Enuff began repping it. Roc-a-Fella obviously felt "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" had a bright future, because the label granted it the coveted lead-off position on the second State Property album, The Chain Gang (2003). The song took off quickly, getting heavy rotation on urban radio and music television while shooting up the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A follow-up remix with Chingy gave the single yet more legs, and it became one of the year's more memorable rap singles, setting the stage for Young Gunz's debut album. Tough Luv came out in early 2004, and it was followed up just over a year later with Brothers from Another. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Stations Featuring
Young Gunz

    Classic Hip-Hop

    Classic Hip-Hop
    1 song

    '00s Hip-Hop

    '00s Hip-Hop
    1 song

Albums by
Young Gunz

Top Songs by
Young Gunz

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Can't Stop, Won't Stop
  3.   Set It Off
  4.   No Better Love
  5.   Don't Stop (YG Party)
  6.   I'm a Trapper by Pooda Brown
  7.   Never Take Me Alive
  8.   Take It How U Want It
  9.   Roc U
  10.   It's the Life
  11.   Beef
  12.   Parade
  13.   Look in Your Eyes
  14.   Friday Night
  15.   $$$ Girlz
  16.   The R.O.C. the Life
  17.   That Block
  18.   Keep It Close
  19.   Same Ol' C
  20.   Chase That
  21.   We Still Here
  22.   What We Gotta Do
  23.   The Way It Goes
  24.   Grown Man, Pt. 2
  25.   The Knock Is There
  26.   Tough Luv
  27.   Life We Chose
  28.   Gun Shots
  29.   Yg's Coming
  30.   Future of the Roc
  31.   Young Chris
  32.   Rapid Fire Intro
  33.   Same Sh** Different Day
  34.   Tonight
  35.   Don't Keep Me Waiting (Come Back Soon)
  36.   Problemz
  37.   Time
  38.   That's Right
  39.   North of Death
  40.   Grown Man
  41.   My Part of Town
  42.   Sixth Man for Life by Pooda Brown
  43.   Soundtrack of My Life by Deemi
  44.   Live or Die by Rell
  45.   Put Ya Guns Up by Pooda Brown

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