The Ying Yang Twins
is an Atlanta
-based American crunk rap
duo consisting of Kaine
(born Eric Jackson
on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc
(born De'Angelo Holmes
on February 23, 1979). The group debuted in 2000 and rose to mainstream popularity in 2003 collaborating with Lil Jon
in his single "Get Low
". In 2004 and 2005, Ying Yang Twins became more popular with party singles "Salt Shaker
", "What's Happnin", "Shake
", and "Badd
". They have received notoriety for their song "Halftime (ft. Homebwoi)" which is played at New Orleans Saints
homegames after most touchdowns.
Ying Yang Twins debuted in 2000 with the single "Whistle While You Twurk", which was played on urban and pop radio stations and peaked at #16 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop
chart. They grew even more famous when they toured with Juz tha King, Kat Nu and Demo Dil on the tour called King Me. Their full-length debut album, Thug Walkin'
, came out later that year.
Immediately after discovering fellow Atlanta hip hop artist Lil Jon
Bryan Leach began talks with representative Michael 'DJ Smurf' Crooms
about signing the Ying Yang Twins to TVT Records
. Protracted negotiations meant that a deal was not finalized in time to for the label to release their next album, The Return of the Ying Yang Twins
, which instead appeared in 2002 on Koch. The album was successful among hip-hop fans in the......