Release Date: Jun 28, 2005
Record label: TVT
The Ying Yang Twins' elaborate USA (United State of Atlanta) album gives Swisha House's Michael Watts plenty to work with, and the man does not disappoint. Remixer Watts clues into the album's party atmosphere and keeps things from going over the edge until the fourth quarter. Things are slowed down to a chilled pace for the better part of the album and brittle stutters and mind-altering phasing are employed here and there, but it's only from "Shake" to the end of the album that Watts gets wild with frantic scratches and sounds that melt and ooze out of the speakers.
Ying Yang Twins :: U.S.A.: United State of AtlantaTVT RecordsAuthor: One LineIn case you hadn't noticed, there's been a Southern uprising in recent years. "Crunk" has moved from "trend" categorization to industry standard. Scan through the channels with your radio dial and you're bound to come across at least one chant-driven, booty-shakin' anthem from the Dirty Dirty.