Young Buck's second G-Unit/Interscope-distributed album is the best rap album to hit stores so far in 2007, surpassing the quality of his label mates Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. Young Buck reps the Dirty South right.

Buck the World boasts hot production – from Hi-Tek, Lil' Jon, Jazze Pha, Jake One, Vitamin D and of course, Dr. Dre and Eminem – and top-shelf rhyme schemes. Then, there are the cameos, which read like the guest list at The Source or BET Awards.

Buck is so diverse from song to song, you'll ignore the fact that his lyrics are mediocre. Highlights include the single “I Know You Want Me,” the 50 Cent-assisted “Hold On” and “Kings.”

Though rap has become territorial, this is a banger regardless of where you're from. With a little help from T.I., Young Jeezy, Snoop, Trick Daddy, 8Ball & MJG, Pimp C, Bun B. and others, Buck offers a well-rounded opus.

Grade: A