Atlanta rap duo Ying Yang Twins is currently planning its third studio effort "2 Live Crew," due later this year. According to member D-Roc, the album title is an ode to the raunchy 1990s rap group of
Atlanta rap duo Ying Yang Twins is currently planning its third studio effort "2 Live Crew," due later this year. According to member D-Roc, the album title is an ode to the raunchy 1990s rap group of the same name.
"We're gonna take 'em back [to] 'As Nasty As They Wanna Be,'" D-Roc tells Billboard.com, referring to 2 Live Crew's controversial 1989 album. "We ain't actually working on the album [yet] but outside of just working with [producer] Mr. Collipark, we're getting together and doing songs on our own."
"2 Live Crew" will be the follow-up to Ying Yang Twins' 2005 set "U.S.A.: United State of Atlanta" (Collipark/TVT), which bowed at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 932,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The disc spawned the hit single "Wait (The Whisper Song)," which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Kaine recently launched his new label Grown Folk Entertainment, while D-Roc is currently rolling with Da Muzicianz, a group he formed two years ago with his younger brother Mr. Ball and Da Birthday Boy. Out today (May 23), the group's debut, "In Stores Now," features guest appearances from Fabo of D4L, Kaine and Mr. Collipark, who handled the majority of production. The lead single is "Camera Phone."
"It's basically a party album," says D-Roc. "In Atlanta, there's a different variety of clubs to go to seven days a week and that's what we show you on this album."
Ying Yang Twins and Da Muzicianz are also planning to tour this year. "Da Muzicianz is my main priority now," says D-Roc. "I'm hoping that this is a success, then Kaine will come out and be a success and Ying Yang will come out and bust heads again."