Chemically Imbalanced

Studio Album by released in 2006
Chemically Imbalanced's tracklist:
Intro
Keep on Coming
1st Booty on Duty
Jack It Up (feat. Taurus)
Jigglin
Take It Slow (feat. Los Vegas)
Patron (skit)
Big Boy Liquor (feat. K.T. & Huggy)
Smoke Break (skit)
Collard Greens
Water
Dangerous (feat. Wyclef Jean)
Family
Friday
Leave
One Mo for the Road (skit)
Open
In This Thang Still

Chemically Imbalanced review

The Ying Yang Twins have set the trends

The Ying Yang Twins are a crunk rap duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born D'Angelo Holmes on February 13, 1979). Despite their name, they are not related. They first came to notice in 2000 with the single Whistle While You Twurk which got play on urban and pop radio stations. Their full-length debut album, Thug Walkin', came out later that year. The next album was Alley: The Return of Ying Yang Twins (2002). It sold quite well, but they didn't really achieve popularity until they collaborated with the self-styled "King of Crunk" Lil Jon on his 2002 single Get Low. The song was a huge club and radio hit and the duo subsequently signed a deal with TVT Records. A new album U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) appeared in the summer of 2005. It showed that the duo had a genuine interest in experimenting with new techniques in hip-hop. Chemically Imbalanced is their fifth album, released in November 2006. It’s another step in that experimental region. While the Ying Yang Twins subject matter is still rather inane, and their lyrics are far from substantial, the music on this album reaches rather high level. They have transcended genre boundaries with this release. The Ying Yang Twins, no doubt, haven't followed trends, they've set them.

The Ying Yang Twins are very enthusiastic

The Ying Yang Twins have benefitted greatly from their refusal to follow industry trends. Maybe that’s the reason that there are too many highlights on this album to name. The first single, Dangerous, is amazingly produced. A smooth, simple, almost minimalistic guitar-rhythm lays the ground for this hypnotizing melody. Listening to a track Family, it's easy to hear that the Twins are anxious to explore new avenues, but they're just as enthusiastic when delivering the first half's stream of club tracks, of which the infectious Jigglin is the best, although 1st Booty on Duty deserves special mention for title alone. To be more precise, in the middle of Chemically Imbalanced, long-time producer Mr. Collipark gives it up, turning over the disc's beats to Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonder. Obviously, this fact has made the second half of of Chemically Imbalanced the winner. Putting Wyclef on an album is a compliment to any work. The tricky beat on Leave makes it rather noteworthy. In This Thing Still, the album's last track and the group's current single, shows the group is solid at the core, viable without the new collaborators. It's a wild ride.

The Ying Yang Twins won’t stop pleasing their fans

The Ying Yang Twins will always have the enthusiasm and drive to keep a party going. People who never dance will get up for one of their songs. The Ying Yang Twins are full of energy. They have already collaborated with Lil Jon, Wyclef Jean, Jerry Wonder and Britney Spears. But they won’t stop pleasing their fans. They draw up a lot of plans for the future. The various producers bring a fresh vibe to the proceedings. So the album has a different feel but it is still 100% Ying Yang. The band has increased its fan base with each album. Chemically Imbalanced surpassed all expectations and, no doubt, can be considered as the year’s best. People who are fond of hip-hop will definitely appreciate it at its true value.

(10.01.2007)
Rate review3.15
Total votes - 13


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