G-Unit (feat. Joe) - Wanna Get To Know You (G-Unit/Interscope, 2003)
This was my favorite song for the winter of 2003/2004, and I have so many memories connected to this song (as does everyone who was riding with the Unit back then, I’m sure). Buck does alright here, but damn, Banks and 50 really care this track to another level. Back in ‘03, Buck was admittedly my favorite member of the Unit aside from 50, as his drawl made him stand out more amongst the New York crew. Over the years, my admiration of Buck has only lessened (although I still ride for both Straight Outta Ca$hville and Buck The World) while my favoritism towards Banks has only grew. 50 will always be my favorite member of the Unit, which is honestly something most people don’t admit after some point in 2005, when the Massacre was (unfairly) deemed a critical failure. However, even in 2003, Banks was showing signs of how he’d go onto be one of the best pure spitters, dropping game here with a ridiculous amount of monotone charisma (ala Method Man), making 40 years olds feel like young ladies.