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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.   My Part of Town
  6.   Friday Night
  7.   Live or Die by Rell
  8.   Don't Stop (YG Party)
  9.   Chase That
  10.   Life We Chose
  11.   That Block
  12.   Beef
  13.   Don't Keep Me Waiting (Come Back Soon)
  14.   Grown Man, Pt. 2
  15.   Same Sh** Different Day
  16.   Future of the Roc
  17.   Same Ol' C
  18.   I'm a Trapper by Pooda Brown
  19.   Gun Shots
  20.   We Still Here
  21.   What We Gotta Do
  22.   The Way It Goes
  23.   It's the Life
  24.   Tonight
  25.   The Knock Is There
  26.   Tough Luv
  27.   Parade
  28.   Take It How U Want It
  29.   North of Death
  30.   Never Take Me Alive by Jay Z
  31.   $$$ Girlz
  32.   Yg's Coming
  33.   Soundtrack of My Life by Deemi
  34.   Keep It Close
  35.   Sixth Man for Life by Pooda Brown
  36.   Time
  37.   Roc U
  38.   Rapid Fire Intro
  39.   Problemz
  40.   Put Ya Guns Up by Pooda Brown
  41.   The R.O.C. the Life
  42.   Grown Man
  43.   That's Right
  44.   Young Chris
  45.   Look in Your Eyes

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