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

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