June 27, 2005
Ying Yang Twins - United State of Atlanta: Album Review
Ying Yang Twins, (U.S.A.) United State of Atlanta (TVT, 2005)
If you've read any of my other album reviews, you're probably already aware that I don't listen to that much Southern rap. It's not that I have anything against it other than the fact that very little of it is worth listening to, it's just that I'm a very uncultured person. As soon as I get done with this review, I'm gonna throw on my copy of New Miserable Experience, and you know what? I'm gonna fucking enjoy it. As usual.
ALL GOOD THINGS
FUCK THE YING YANG TWINS
Not unlike that song where Cassidy disses himself for putting out a bunch of pop records, this is a song where a bunch of people make fun of the twins for being a couple of gimps, and I'd actually have to agree: I don't care how much money these dudes have, it just feels good to have two hands that work. I mean, how are you gonna type?
The corny message song featuring Anthony Hamilton. I'm sure this is entirely unintentional, just because they don't have regular pop culture in the South, but the intro to this kinda sounds like "Come Sail Away" by Styx.
Is that the motherfucking Jew cracka-ass cracka from the uber annoying Maroon 5 singing on the chorus to this? Ha! First John Mayer and Common and now this, huh? Who's Nas gonna get, Jason Mraz? I fucking hate that kid.
WE AT WAR
Some sort of skit. I skipped it.
A song about the war, I guess. I had a hard time discerning any kind of message, and I even kinda tried a little bit. Maybe they should have worked with a resource teacher on their lyrics. You know, just for a little extra help.
The corny lead-in skit to "23 Hr. Lock Down." I think it might have had something to do with that wild-ass courthouse shooting in Atlanta from a few months ago, but I wasn't really paying that much attention.
23 HR LOCK DOWN
This love dedication to the unfortunate jigs who get stuck in 23 hr. lock down and "treated like a bitch" is just a little bit teh ghey for my liking, especially the part where Bun B starts rapping about Pimp C. He should just go back to drinking or something.
SEX THERAPY 101
The corny lead-in skit to the infamous "Wait."
It's good to finally hear the dirty, or uncensored at least, version of this. It's just that much classier and it also rhymes better.
SEX THERAPY 102
The corny lead-in skit to the even worse "Pull My Hair."
PULL MY HAIR
This one's a lot scarier than "Wait," in a bad way. Way too much talk about penises and other nasty shit for me to listen to all the way through. Also, it's not nearly as catchy as "Wait."
SEX THERAPY 103
Yet another corny ass skit leading into even more nastyman raps. They really shouldn't have.
Waaay to R&B for my liking. Also, these dudes must really be obsessed with motherfucking sex. I bet they don't get laid very often. Would the average black woman have sex with a gimp if he wore a lot of Polo and drove an expensive car? Feel free to respond in the comments section.
This is one of those songs that they put on when the dudes in the club start getting into their whole black slam dancing routine. Trust me, I saw a documentary about it on MTV 2. I really don't like this kind of music at all.
See, this just backs up my theory about these dudes not being able to pull much trim. Lots and lots of anger in this song.
Oh no, Mike Jones is on this one. I hate that fucking black ninja turtle-looking motherfucker. Otherwise, this is typical strip club bullshit. Like "Back That Ass Up" or something, only less catchy.
PUT THAT THANG DOWN
This is a lot like the song that just went off, only much more obnoxious.
Just what we needed, yet another rap song based on motherfucking "Din Daa Daa." You know, from Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Also, has anybody checked to see whether or not this Pitbull fellow isn't just kicking that same verse on every song he's ever done, or do they all just sound very similar?
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
Eww, again with the sentimental bullshit. As if I really wanted to hear a love song from one retarded dude to another.
DEDICATION & UPCOMING EVENTS
Some sort of skit. I skipped over it because Six Feet Under's about to come on.
The title track, stuck at the end because it really isn't that good.
COMMENTS: I don't know. I wouldn't listen to it again myself just for all the nasty sex raps and shitty-sounding synthesizer beats, but if that's your kind of thing (I mean, obviously somebody's buying this shit), then this might actually be a very good album. Whatever.
BEST TRACKS: "Wait" "Shake"
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