The Ying Yang Twins’ genre is Hip Hop/ Crunk/ Pop/ Rap. The duo is located out of Atlanta, Georgia (record label Epic). It got its start in music in 1997, but officially debuted in 2000. It obtained mainstream success in 2003, after collaborating with Lil Jon in his single “Get Low.” The song reached #1 on Billboard 100.
The Ying Yang Twins are Kaine (born Dec 16, 1978, and named Eric Jackson) and D-Roc (born Feb 23, 1979, and named De’Angelo Holmes).”Whistle While You Twurk” was the duo’s first group success; it peaked at #16 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
On April 12, 2005, the band’s album Me & My Brother was certified platinum, producing three additional hits: “What’s Happin!”, “Naggin,” and “Salt Shaker.” (Lil Jon collaborated on the latter.) Kaine and D-Roc have received much attention for their song “Halftime” (featuring Homebwoi), which is played after touchdowns at New Orleans Saints’ home games.
Awards and nominations for the pair include, but are not limited to: (2000) Best Rap Song with Group “Whistle While You Twerk,” (2002) Best Rap Song with Group “Say I Yi Yi,” (2003) Best Rap Song with Group-Nominated “Get Low” (featuring Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz), (2005) Best Rap Song with Group-Nominated “Wait (The Whisper Song),” (2005 & 2006) Nominated for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist Duo or Group.
Also in 2006, the duo was nominated for a Grammy Award and an International Dance Award in the category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Wait (The Whisper Song).” That same track was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 2005 in the category Best Rap Video.