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Thursday, 22 March 2007 06:00

Ying Yang Twins: A Balance made in Ghetto Heaven

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Ying Yang Twins“I'm really content with it [success] because we're going further then people thought and we're just going to keep rising.” says Kaine. D-Roc adds, “Like anybody would tell you, "It feels good". You work hard for something; you feel good when you get it. Creativity, you know? We do a show, we got creativity, and we got...

Ying Yang TwinsThis was no run of the mill Friday in Mokena Illinois. Tonight the suburbs were ‘bout to get Crunk. Straight from Atlanta, D-Roc and Kaine of the Ying Yang Twins popped off the Chicago stop of their 25-city tour fashionably late. "This is the first U.S. tour that pairs us with Da Muzicianz making the tour a family affair," Says D-Roc. Two hours after they were supposed to hit the stage, three acts down the line, and one drink after Da Muzicianz got the crowd hype, The “Chemically Imbalanced Tour”, named after their fifth and newest release, was finally about to jump. And the fans had no qualms with the Twins tardiness. Arms to the roof and pimp cups in hand, The Pearl Room was proper.

Dressed to impress, The Twins sported mini backpacks, couture glasses, and diamond chains. They hit the stage armed with a kick ass DJ bumpin’ and scratchin’ their signature Southern booty-shaking beats and a crew that crowded the small stage. The night jumped off with the likes of “Wiggle then move” and “Shake”. The duo balanced each other out nicely. Kaine with his dirty south, rough neck vocals and D-roc and his smooth melodies and ultra hype rhymes. They continually got the crowd exited dancing in circles and echoing back with D’s all too famous catch phrase,“Haaaahn!” Watching their entourage ‘act a fool’ was inevitable. As the drinks went down so did their tolerance…and quite possibly their IQ. In fact, Kaine got lost somewhere along the line. While he was MIA, D-Roc and his peeps covered snippets of Billboards top 30 including “Walk It Out”, “Throw Some D’s”, and Lil’ Wayne’s “Make It Rain”.

''We went from being one-hit wonders to a novelty group to 'we degrade women,' all that,'' D-Roc says, ''Bad promotion, good promotion, it don't matter -- as long as people are talking.'' Oh we are talking all right.

Upon Kaine’s return, he popped a bottle of something expensive, shared it with a fan and the Twins paid homage to the Lil’Jon with their shared single, “Get Low”. Then, adding a little Caribbean twist to the mix, the Twins busted out with a crowd favorite “Say I Yi Yi”.

From the classics like “By Myself” and “Whistle While You Twurk” to newer hits like “Ms. New Booty”, Wyclef’s collaboration “Dangerous”, and the Grammy-nominated single Wait (The Whisper Song), which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, no hit went un-Crunked.

“I'm really content with it [success] because we're going further then people thought and we're just going to keep rising.” says Kaine. D-Roc adds, “Like anybody would tell you, "It feels good". You work hard for something; you feel good when you get it. Creativity, you know? We do a show, we got creativity, and we got God on our side.”

The Chemically Imbalanced Tour gets a “Haaaahn!!!!” Mad support to their grade school theatrics and raunchy lyrics, a signature only the Ying Yang Twins would welcome.

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