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      Nesayem is offline Afrika Is In You

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      WTH..Ying Yang getting a Grammy?


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      Ying Yang Twins X-rated 'Wait' Song Nominated for Grammy
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      YING YANG TWINS NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD IN “BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO
      OR GROUP” CATEGORY

      The Ying Yang Twins Nominated For a Grammy Award For “Wait (The Whisper
      Song)” From Their Certified-Platinum Fourth Album U.S.A. (United State of
      Atlanta) (Collipark/TVT Records)

      Special Remix CD/DVD U.S.A. Still United Combo Set For Release on Dec. 27th

      “Tracks like the X-rated hit single ‘Wait (The Whisper Song),’ with its
      hushed vocals over a spare, spooky groove, will provoke both laughter and
      lap-dancing. . .”
      H H H ½ out of four
      ?PEOPLE?

      Named after the Chinese symbol for light and dark, the Ying Yang Twins have
      been Grammy nominated for “Wait (the Whisper Song) in the ‘Best Rap
      Performance by a Duo or Group’ category. The Awards will air on CBS on
      Feb. 8th. The Ying Yang Twins smash platinum album, U.S.A. (United State
      of Atlanta) debuted as the number one Hip-Hop/R&B album first week and
      featured the top-charting single, “Wait (The Whisper Song)”, * which peaked
      at #3 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The Atlanta-based duo have
      performed “Wait” on a wide range of television programs, including “Last
      Call with Carson Daly”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “MTV DFX”, “BET’s 106 & Park”,
      and the BET Awards’ Pre-Show. The announcement marks TVT Records first
      Grammy nomination in the rap category.

      The Ying Yang Twins’, D-Roc and Kaine, contribution to hip-hop culture is
      heard as far back as 1998 when DJ Smurf aka Mr. Collipark, invited the duo
      to be part of his third album, Dead Crunk. Packed with southern bass songs
      and artists. “One On One” would be the first recorded Ying Yang Twins song.
      In 1998 Lil Jon featured the duo on his So So Def Bass All-Stars
      Compilation, Volume III. The song, “True City Thugs” was a hit on the
      streets and could be heard in local strip clubs as well as through D-boy’s
      Heavy Chevy amplifiers and speakers. Shortly thereafter, the Twins released
      the two-song single “Whistle While You Twurk” and B-sided “Bring Yo Azz
      Outdoz” (2000), another underground hit. When the East Atlanta
      representatives released the Billboard-charting, strip-club anthem “Whistle
      While You Twurk” the duo managed to garner a loyal following located
      primarily in the South. “Whistle While You Twurk” moved over 200,000 units.
      But many hip-hoppers thought it was a wrap for the Ying Yang Twins (YYT)
      when the estate that owns Snow White’s “Whistle While You Work” legally
      forced them to change the song because the Twins neglected to clear the
      sample. Thug Walkin’, their debut album via Universal, sold over 100,000
      units but made little noise on the Billboard. Ultimately, KOCH came
      knocking in 2002 and offered the Twins and their loyal producer and company
      CEO, Mr. Collipark, an opportunity to release Alley: The Return of the Ying
      Yang Twins. Complete with adrenaline-heavy beats sure to get the club
      crunk, the album included “Say I Yi Yi”, another southern banger. Even
      though it lacked promotion, Alley sold over 400,000 units; it fell short of
      gold status as the YYT production was misunderstood by an industry who
      really couldn’t grasp the YYT concept. Fast-forward to 2002 when Lil Jon and
      The Eastside Boyz invited the Twins to record “Get Low” for their double
      platinum-selling album, Kings of Crunk. Heard from strip-clubs to sorority
      houses, “Get Low” was the defining moment of the YYT career. Dissatisfied
      with previous record companies, Mr. Collipark moved the Ying Yang Twins over
      to TVT Records. With all necessary elements in place, Me & My Brother, their
      TVT-debut, is now platinum history.

      Ying Yang Twins and U.S.A. fans can look forward to a special U.S.A. Still
      United CD/DVD release featuring 13 rare and remixed tracks and U.S.A. video
      catalog from “Wait” to “Shake”. The remix CD/DVD combo will be available
      beginning on Dec. 27th.

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      Quote Originally Posted by IfasehunReincarnated
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      I 2nd that
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      I guess that icon means you guys are bored with this topic but, I wanted to bring it up to show how certain ideas are presented us and we lift up these images. I'm am familiar with Ying Yang's music and I feel that it promotes stero-types and is degrading to women (read the Wait lyrics). Many people are aware of this but continue to support music like this. We can see this by record sells and the fact that a group such as the Ying yang Twins are recieving recongnition on this level.

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      I was about to "third" that face, but not because I think the issue is boring, but that all the issues that are implied, (the issues that you, Nesayem, so eloquantly stated in the post below this), are so clearly there that I think a face best works to respond to it over words for me....

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      Is this REALLY that surprising to people?

      Personally, why should we care about the Ying Yang Twins getting a Grammy for their song "Wait" (you know that whites eat that stuff up)? Why are we still viewing the Grammy's as a reputable source of recognition for music? The problem is not the nomination itself, but moreso the mindset of the people who were nominated. What made them want to make that kind of song? What were they trying to achieve with it?

      To get the answers, we gotta ask the questions.

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      We can get nominated for a filthy song, we can get nominated for playing roles that depict us like THEY see us (criminal, sex-starved, anything negative basically).....

      PS, I dont think the comrades were bored Sis, just maybe a bit disgusted
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      Quote Originally Posted by ThaAlchemist
      Is this REALLY that surprising to people?

      Why are we still viewing the Grammy's as a reputable source of recognition for music.
      Exactly, the Academy that makes such nominations is full of old yts. They don't even nominate by quality especially when it comes to black music. Whatever puts more money in their hands is what is nominated. They could care less about depictions. So to be honest it really doesn't surprise me. The Grammys have been like that for some time.

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      I don't recall, but did Kanye win a Grammy for "Jesus Walks"? Personally, I think Styles P should get a Grammy for "I'm Black". We don't get recognition for positive exposure. Only bad things that Black people do make headline news. Denzel won best actor for Training Day but lost best actor to Al Pacino (Scent Of A Woman) over Denzel's performance in Malcom X. Something's wrong with that picture! I can go on forever with this one. It sickens me!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Revolutionary_Student
      I don't recall, but did Kanye win a Grammy for "Jesus Walks"? Personally, I think Styles P should get a Grammy for "I'm Black". We don't get recognition for positive exposure. Only bad things that Black people do make headline news. Denzel won best actor for Training Day but lost best actor to Al Pacino (Scent Of A Woman) over Denzel's performance in Malcom X. Something's wrong with that picture! I can go on forever with this one. It sickens me!
      Fuck the Grammy's and the Oscars.

      We need to get off of this kick that those whitey award shows OWE us something. Let them "recognize" negative entertainment; we need to do US. Let US create more award shows that recognize OUR achievements in entertainment.

      That's why I'm still puzzled as to why Kanye is still tripping over this Grammy garbage. You don't need 'em, Kanye!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by ThaAlchemist
      Fuck the Grammy's and the Oscars.

      We need to get off of this kick that those whitey award shows OWE us something. Let them "recognize" negative entertainment; we need to do US. Let US create more award shows that recognize OUR achievements in entertainment.

      That's why I'm still puzzled as to why Kanye is still tripping over this Grammy garbage. You don't need 'em, Kanye!!

      Peace.

      Good points, we don't need Europeans to validate us. I am not suprise that they would promote our self-destructive-buffoonish behavior.

      What's important is that 'WE" need to stop supporting these so-called artists who 'supposely' represent us.
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      good points yall....



      all propaganda wat they doing

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