Rap acts on television this week include the Ying Yang Twins with Lil’ Jon, who perform on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn on Monday; Chiny, who premieres his latest on MTV’s Total Request Live on Tuesday; Murphy Lee, who premieres his latest on Wednesday’s TRL; Juvenile, who performs on the Late Late Show on Thursday; and Loon, who performs on Last Call with Carson Daly on Thursday.
The Ying Yang Twins stopped by the Eddie and Jobo show on B96 in Chicago recently. They talked a bit about not being actual twins, their role in Britney Spears’ ‘Boom Boom’ single, and they also performed a bit of ‘Get Low’. B96.com has since removed the audio.
The Ying Yang Twins, Styles P of the Lox, and Kool Herc were on hand for The 2003 Source Awards – Sneak Preview on Monday (November 10) at Planet Hollywood in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Ying Yang Twins have evolved in the three years since the release of their debut album, ‘Thug Walkin’,’ and the club favorite ‘Whistle While You Twurk.’ Kaine, however, says their attitude has not so much “changed” as it has revealed a long-hidden balance in their music. “The album that we just dropped, ‘Me and My Brother’, is definitely more yang than ying,” he tells Nick Weidenfield of the Dallas Observer. “The idea was to get known with the ying side,” so the first two albums (the second being ‘Alley: The Return of the Ying Yang Twins’) focused on the good-time party stuff. “We’ve done that to get heard,” he explains. “But we got a lot of the yang on the new album.”
With the recent success of Southern acts like Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz, T.I. and YoungbloodZ, the marketplace should be ripe for the Ying Yang Twins. However, the duo isn’t concerned with album sales. “I don’t get into what this person sold or that person sold,” D Roc tells Rashaun Hall of Billboard.com. “I just put it into God’s hands and ask him to guide us in the way we need to go. I’m not going to predict what we’re going to sell or how our fans will respond. We love doing music. It’s that love that got us where we are now.”
Britney Spears will once again team up with the Ying Yang Twins to perform their song ‘I Got That Boom Boom’ on Saturday Night Live, on October 18. The duo recently hooked up with Britney to record the song for her upcoming album, ‘In The Zone.’ Group member Kaine explained that the invitation to collaborate with Britney was a surprise. “It was totally out of left field,” Kaine said. “The Ying Yang Twins and Britney Spears, it sounds crazy, but the track we did will show everyone that the Ying Yang Twins are versatile… man we don’t even have a gold or platinum album yet, but they wanted the Ying Yang.”According to the group’s management, Britney wanted to hook up with the group after hearing their hit song with Lil’ John, ‘Get Low.’
Rappers on television this week include Da Band, who appear on BET’s 106 and Park on Tuesday and MTV’s Total Request Live on Wednesday, while the Ying Yang Twins appear on 106 and Park on Friday.
Atlanta’s Ying Yang Twins have recorded a single with Britney Spears, hoping the track will dramatically raise their rising profiles.”It was totally out of left field,” group member Kaine told AllHipHop.com. “The Ying Yang Twins and Britney Spears, it sounds crazy, but the track we did will show everyone that the Ying Yang Twins are versatile.”
D-Roc and Kain from the Ying Yang Twins chatted with SoulTrain.com before their appearance on the show last weekend. Commenting on their second album, ‘Alley, The Return of the Ying Yang Twins’, D-Roc said, “This album is different than our first album because it’s more put together than… the first album, we were just on an ultimate krunk. Just, whatever went. And this album, we really sat down, and put more energy into it, and more inspiration into it, because we been on the road and seen a lot of different things, and we were like, ‘Ah, okay. Put all that back into the album.’ That’s the way anywhere where we go, they be like, ‘Ok, now they got that from him.'”