G-Unit is an American hip hop group originating from New York City. G-Unit emerged on the New York scene by independently releasing several mix tapes. The group was formed by rapper 50 Cent, after he was signed to Interscope, and more specifically, Eminem's record label, Shady Records. They were later granted their own label, G-Unit Records. The name of the group is short for Guerrilla Unit. Read more on Last.fm.