TBT: Where Are They Now?

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Remember growing up in the mid – late 2000’s and hearing certain bangers on the radio….And then you don’t hear from that artist again? Well, let’s look into some of these acts and see what they’re up to these days.

Ying Yang Twins.

The Atlanta music scene has changed a lot in the past decade. It went from crunk to turnt up, and for a while, it seemed like the transition would leave some of the big names in Atlanta behind. The Ying Yang Twins were the producer duo behind some of the biggest tracks to come out of the Dirty South during the 2000s.

The Ying Yang Twins debuted in 1997 and started originally after being inspired by “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne which inspired them to create “The Whisper Song”

In six years, the Twins released 6 albums, with a greatest hits album released in 2009.

In mid 2012, the Ying Yang Twins revealed on Twitter that they had signed to Epic Records, and released their first single from their new untitled album, “Fist Pump, Jump Jump”, featuring singer Greg Tecoz.

During the summer of 2012, the Ying Yang Twins again made national headlines, but not for their music. D-Roc, the more energetic half of the duo, was pulled over in Georgia and arrested for driving under the influence, with his two young children in the back seat. No information is available about what happened after the arrest, so it can be assumed D-Roc met bail and was later given probation.

In 2013, the Ying Ying Twins released two mixtapes, Ass in session and, a throwback to their first album, Twurk or Die. Like their earlier mixtapes, the pieces were mostly self-produced, and were mostly ignored by critics and didn’t make it to the radio. The lack of success started to effect the production team, most publicly D-Roc, who had to negotiate with a judge to reduce his child support payments, which were based on his income following the success of “Wait (The Whisper Song)”. This has people speculating that the Ying Yang Twins net worth may be as low as $100,000, despite their multiple charting hits.

After D-Roc was arrested again in 2014, for hitting his wife, he plead no contest and served a 24-hour jail sentence, followed by a year of probation.

Since D-Roc’s arrest, the Ying Yang Twins have been quiet, and only really performing at club shows across America.

 

 

 

 

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