It’s hard to not like the Ying Yang Twins. It always
looks like the two Atlanta natives are having fun.
When their debut single,
“Whistle While You Twurk” hit the clubs and climbed the charts the twins
were on their way to success. Although success took its good ‘ole time, it
finally came when the D-Roc and Kaine hooked up with fellow Atlanta
ambassador and crunk king, Lil’ Jon. Behind the boards for the smash hit
“Salt Shaker,” Lil’ Jon finally gave the duo what they always coveted;
mainstream appeal. The strip club staple made the household names thus
opening the doors to collaborations with pop artists like Britney Spears.
Now that they have everyone’s attention, the twins now take on the country
with the United State of Atlanta or U.S.A. Now, you’ll have
to listen carefully for their lead single, “Wait (The Whisper Song).” Just
as the title indicates, the twins are literally whispering. The low volume
track will force listeners to turn up the volume, thus experiencing its
defining but hypnotic bass.
U.S.A. is loaded with strip club anthems such
the trunk rattling “Badd,” the Lil’ Jon produced “Put That Thang Down” and
“Shake.” A surprise appearance by Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine adds to
the mystery of U.S.A. Levine lends his distinct vocals to “Live
Again,” an uplifting track about getting a second chance on life. The twins
aren’t all about the ladies, and show their maturity on this set. The track
“Long Time,” speaks on the two long time friends and their plight to the
ranks of hip-hop elite. The track is anchored by the soulful crooning of
R&B star, Anthony Hamilton.
Whether it’s for the ladies or for radio, the Ying Yang
Twins have figured out what it takes to have success at the mainstream
level. Along with their mentor Lil’ Jon, the twins are in the dark no
longer and will continue to experience the limelight if they keep the hits