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Written by members Jarques "M. The song's lyrics have been described as a "celebration of elbow-throwing and fist-fighting". Directed by Bernard Gourley, the music video was released in August Mosi Reeves of Creative Loafing Atlanta described the song as "a raucous fire-starter" and "one of the hardest songs of the era". In , during a late-night party at a Howard Johnson hotel ballroom near Fredericksburg, Virginia , a fight on the dance floor began after the DJ played the song, during which year-old Baron "Deuce" Braswell II, who played on the football team at Courtland High School in nearby Spotsylvania , was stabbed to death. Police arrested two people who were not affiliated with Harvard for disorderly conduct. The official remix was released on Lil Scrappy's G's Up mixtape.
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In , a group of teenagers from just outside of Atlanta released what would become one of rap's most adored anthems. From the moment it dropped, Crime Mob 's "Knuck If You Buck" offered three and-a-half minutes of liberatinghead-banging. The beginning star member Diamond's verse "I come in the club, shaking my dreads" prompted you to swing your head from side to side, even if there wasn't anything on it to shake. What "Knuck If You Buck" has proven over the years is that there is a crucial need for black and urban youth to exercise their angst and aggression through music. Waka Flocka Flame's rise in the late 's and Chicago's drill movement at the early part of this decade gave credence to that notion, but few have stood the test of time like Crime Mob's debut single. But what's most curious about the song's staying power is that, until now, no one has dug into the backstory of how it was made and what happened to the kids who made it. Earlier this week Gimlet Media's podcast The Nod did God's work when they released an oral history of the song by talking to group members, former managers, and Atlanta-area journalists to get to the bottom of what made the song so magical.