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Avery Middleton Jr. was born and raised in the urban core of Jacksonville, FL. The name "Lil Buck" was chosen as a rap name which originated from his father known to many simply as "Buck". Always a fan of the up and coming gangsta rap genre, "Lil Buck" combined this new found sound with his upbringing in the historic "Springfield" neighborhood and developed a sense of "reality". The rough lyrics he defined as "entertaining" was an everyday occurence in his very own city, thus helping him become open-minded about life itself and the struggles that come with it. Buck started writing lyrics in the 8th grade to pass time. It wasn't until 2004 when he recorded his first song on Lil Wayne's "Fuck You" as a verbal assault on a former friend. This aggressive style would become signature as others insisted he continue his hostile approach which clearly matched his background and lifestyle. He was one of the original members of "Murder Camp" which was started at Andrew Jackson High School by rap mate "Young Mercer", now CEO of Sackplaya Records. Although the group has grown distant over the years, they remain united by the name itself which is a symbol of everyday life in a city known as "Da Bangem". The center of attention is Duval County's state leading murder rate, in which, a good portion of these numbers are attributed by police-involved shootings. In mid-summer 2009 "Lil Buck" was walking down the street with his cousin Kiko Battle when he was shot and killed by off duty JSO officers. After months of denial that he would become a rapper, "Lil Buck" vowed that he would rise above the madness that plagued his city and continue his career in his cousin's name. He has leaked several songs throughout his limited fan base but is holding out for a more productive release. He is currently working on a number of mixtapes with fellow rapper "Retroe" of Spit Muzic Entertainment as well as many others.