Picks and Pans Review: Ying Yang Twins

UPDATED 07/11/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/11/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT

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If Lil Jon is the king of crunk, then the Ying Yang Twins are the court jesters. On the Atlanta duo's hot new album, D-Roc and Kaine inject their Dirty South hip-hop with an often dirty sense of humor. Tracks like the X-rated hit single "Wait (The Whisper Song)," with its hushed vocals over a spare, spooky groove, will provoke both laughter and lap-dancing. The Twins, though, have a serious side too, as shown on cuts such as "Live Again," a sympathetic tale of a stripper that features a guest vocal by Maroon 5's Adam Levine. And on the OutKast-style "Ghetto Classics," they address the state of the street.

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