“A bankruptcy judge’s decision to switch Nashville rapper Young Buck’s case from a reorganization to a liquidation is frustrating the platinum rapper’s attempts to sign with Cash Money Records and end a contract dispute that has stifled his career since 2008.
“Judge George C. Paine II signed an order converting the case from Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation Wednesday, and Buck, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, stands to lose more than his shirt. The trustee administering his estate has said she plans to sell the trademarked “Young Buck” moniker itself along with other assets.
“…An exasperated Buck, 30, said the conversion is counterproductive because he was close to signing a recording deal with Cash Money Records that would allow him to pay all his debts and exit bankruptcy orderly.
“’My name, Young Buck, has been with me since I was 12, 13 years old,’ Buck said. ‘At the end of the day, it’s ridiculous. My name wasn’t given to me by G-Unit Records. They didn’t name me Young Buck. My mother calls me Young Buck.’”
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