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Big Boi: Big Boi is an American rapper, song-writer, record producer, actor, and one half of the alternative hip hop duo Outkast.
Ying Yang Twins: The Ying Yang Twins are an Atlanta-based 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. The artists can frequently be heard yelling "hahn" on many of their tracks, and even have a complete song, "Hahn!," dedicated to their catchphrase.
They first came to notice in 2000 with the single, "Whistle While You Twurk," which got play on urban and pop radio stations, and peaked at #16 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Their full-length debut album, Thug Walkin', came out later that year. Their next album, Alley: The Return of the Ying Yang Twins (2002) sold quite well, but they didn't really achieve popularity until they collaborated with the "king of crunk" Lil Jon in 2002 for "Get Low." The party anthem was a huge club and radio hit and soon got the duo a deal with TVT Records.
The first album for the label, Me & My Brother, yielded two more hits — "What's Happnin!" and "Naggin'." The same year the duo appeared on Britney Spears' album In the Zone and her television special of the same name. In 2004, TVT released the remix-filled My Brother & Me with a bonus DVD of the group's videos. An album, U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) appeared in the summer of 2005 as its singles "Wait (The Whisper Song)", "Badd," and "Shake" were dominating urban radio. U.S.A. (Still United), a collection of outtakes, remixes, and collaborations also appeared.
The Ying Yang Twins were also featured on Lil Jon's breakout single Get Low that helped catapult him to fame in 2003-2004.
Their anticipated fourth studio album entitled Chemically Imbalanced is slated to be released in November of 2006.
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered "Badd" on their 2006 album "The Sunny Side of the Moon: The Best of Richard Cheese".
T.I.: Clifford Harris, Jr., more commonly known as T.I., is one of Atlanta hip hop's most talented and successful rappers. T.I. has released six hit albums in only eight years, and his tour dates (especially his "farewell" dates) have become some of the most popular in hip hop today. T.I.'s latest release, No Mercy has topped the rap charts and already been certified gold, despite the fact that the album was released while the rapper was in prison. As T.I. finds himself in jail once again, there probably won't be any 2011 tour dates until he's released in September, but fans can enjoy the recently release single, "We Don't Get Down Like Y'all."
At the age of 21, T.I. released his debut album, I'm Serious; though the album was a flop, he would experience exponentially more success with the release of Trap Muzik in 2003. The album was well received by music critics and quickly went platinum thanks to singles like "24's" and "Rubberband Man." T.I. scored another hit with King in 2006, with the album topping the charts and winning a two Grammys. This lead to headlining tour dates that would thrill fans as the rapper went in and out of jail. T.I.'s follow-up album, Paper Trail did similarly well and the artist won his third Grammy for the hit single "Swagga Like Us", which also featured Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil' Wayne.
While there won't be any summer tour dates for T.I. in 2011, he has stated that he will be releasing an album soon "to hold y'all over till I get back in action." A precursor to that is the recently released song "We Don't Get Down Like Y'all", which features B.o.B. and can be found on T.I.'s website. Be sure to check Eventful for all the tour date info once the rapper gets out.