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The Turnt Up Tour: Chingy & Ying Yang Twins

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Howard Bailey Jr. also known as his stage name “Chingy” is an established Multiplatinum international recording artist from St. Louis, MO. His passion for music began at an early age, having being influenced by many different genres and artists including Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Kris Kross, & Tupac. His first performance as a young 12-year-old, was when Chingy entered a talent show as then rapper, Slix-O. The name derived from his talent in battle rapping - he rapped fast and slick, tongue twisting while delivering clever bars, leaving his opponents speechless. There were sixty performers in his first talent competition, including poets, dancers, singers and rappers. He placed first out of all performers. At that time in 1992, that solidified his confidence in pursuing a music career as a performance and rapper. Between the age of twelve and his first major record deal at age twenty-two, Chingy fine-tuned his craft, traveling and performing throughout the United States making a name for himself. He graduated high school and also attended a community college in St. Louis but decided that making music was his main priority, putting his formal education on hold. That happened to be the right decision for him at that time. He officially changed his stage name to Chingy in the year 2000. The name derived from he and his cousins using the term “chingy” for affluent people, who were showy with their wealth and riches, as opposed to saying they were “ballin”. Chingy toured as an opening act with Nelly in the summer of 2001 and then became apart of DTP's, Disturbing tha Peace (DTP) record label. A year later in 2002, Chingy landed a record deal with Capitol Records/Disturbing the Peace. He released his first breakthrough single, “Right Thurr” which dropped at the end of 2002 and became the number one record in the country in 2003, owning the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Rap tracks. The single’s peak position was number two on Billboard’s Hot 100, staying on the charts for thirty-three weeks. Chingy’s delivery and irresistible twang in the way he pronounced “thurr” proved to be mesmerizing by his fans. Chingy's 2003 debut album, Jackpot, sold two million copies, producing other major hits “Holidae Inn” and “One Call Away”. A second album, Powerballin', was released in 2004 including features from Lil Wayne, Janet Janet Jackson, Lil Flip & R- Kelly. His third album, Hoodstar was released in 2006. “Pullin Me Back” and “Dem Jeans” were successful singles from that project. His fourth and last major label studio album, Hate It or Love It, was released in 2007 under DTP records. The album's lead single is "Fly Like Me", featuring Amerie. The album featured production from Scott Storch, Timbaland, and Cool and Dre. It was released on December 18, 2007 and featured other appearances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton. The album did not receive the proper marketing and promotions by the record label he was signed to at that time (Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP)/DefJam) and subsequently was not heard as prominently as his other albums. Chingy took a step back from the intricacies of the industry and became an independent artist releasing mixtapes over the years while also landing roles on film and television. As of 2017, Chingy is currently working on a new studio project entitled Dead Rose. The concept derived from the thought that even after a rose has died, it still holds its beauty. His fifth studio album embodies this concept in its totality. From his chart topping ladies’ anthems to the tracks that make you want to dance, Chingy stays true to the music his fans know him for with this project. However, his lyrical content has blossomed, radiating energy through poetic lyricism that everyone can identify with. He is positioned to “come back from the dead”, showing his fans his dormancy has enabled him to thrive, both professionally and personally. Dead Rose will substantiate the beauty in transformation, indistinguishable to the life cycle of a rose. Studio Albums: 2003 - Jackpot 2004 - Powerballin’ 2006 - Hoodstar 2007 - Hate It or Love It 2017 - Dead Rose Mixtapes: 2010 Success & Failure 2011 Jackpot Back 2012 Chances Make Champions 2013 Chingology Film: Year Name Role 2006 / The System Within/ Nick 2006 / Scary Movie 4 / Himself (Credited as Chingy) 2008 / Psycho / Pizza man 2010 / Speed Dating / Kenneth 2010 / Polish Bar / Fat Moe Television: Year Name Role 2005 / The George Lopez

Ying Yang Twins

Perhaps it’s the way they keep clubs turned up to the maximum with energetic anthems like the Lil Jon-assisted party starter “Salt Shaker” and Latin-tinged international hit “Shake” featuring Pitbull. Or maybe it’s how they push the envelope on decency on the foul-mouthed, triple-X-rated “Wait (The Whisper Song)” and hard-edged hood classic “What's Happnin” featuring Trick Daddy. Or it could be the way they effortlessly rise to any occasion on hits as diverse as their collaboration on Lil Jon’s “Get Low” or their crossover single “Dangerous” featuring Wyclef Jean. Whatever the reason behind their six-album career of megahits and platinum plaques, Ying Yang Twins have defined the sound of club music in hip hop for more than a decade. Made up of Kaine (Eric Jackson) and D-Roc (DeAngelo Holmes), these brothers from other mothers know how to get any party started right. Continuing to turn dance floors out and operating at an average of 100 beats per minute, Ying Yang Twins return with their flawless forthcoming mixtape aptly titled Ass In Session. “The game has been missing Ying Yang,” says D-Roc. “So you can expect Ying Yang to bring to the table what we always brought. The new music got the old school vibe that you want but it’s fused with some of the new school.” The sonic soundtrack for your next block party, bon fire, bar mitzvah or booty shaking club night, Ass In Session is destined to keep any festivity on fire. “Our job is to go back in the club and turn it up,” says Kaine. “Everybody is swag bragging right now. Nobody is really enjoying themselves. They’re making good music but they ain’t making good club music. We’re bringing the element of fun and enjoyment back.” Those elements of good times and merrymaking are exactly what the Twins bring on Ass In Session. With tracks like the playful “Thicky Menaj” featuring K Stylis and the Mr. Hanky-produced rump shaker “Giddy Up” featuring Collipark Music label mate V.I.C. (“Wobble”), they are just as amped up as they have ever been. On “Twerk It Like a Ying Yang Song” featuring Duff E, the duo dedicate the record to their undeniable musical influences over the years. They even address other rappers who have “borrowed” their adlibs on “D-Roc’s Hahn.” And on the visually explicit “Shakin Her Legs,” Kaine and D-Roc have freaky forays as nasty as they wanna be atop Mr. Collipark’s blazing, up-tempo production. “We’re still pretty zany in the mindset,” Kaine admits. “We still say what we want to. So it’s going to be like a whole movement of good music.” That musical movement first began some 13 years ago with their breakthrough single “Whistle While You Twurk” in 2000. The record swept through the South like wildfire and peaked at Number 17 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard charts. Later that year, it was followed by their full-length debut album Thug Walkin.’ Their sophomore album Alley: The Return of the Ying Yang Twins dropped two years later in 2002. That same year, the group helped blow the hinges off the doors of hip hop when they appeared on the Lil Jon’s 2002 smash hit single “Get Low.” Their 2003 follow-up album Me & My Brother continued to catapult them into the mainstream. Fueled by hit singles “Whats Happnin!,” “Naggin” and “Salt Shaker,” the album reached platinum sales. Then, they topped themselves again with multi-platinum album U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta). The album’s string of hit singles “Wait (The Whisper Song),” “Badd” and “Shake” dominated urban radio, shook up the clubs and made the summer of 2005 about 1,000 degrees hotter. For their 2006 fifth album Chemically Imbalanced, they merged the production of Mr. Collipark (who produced the majority of their previous albums) with the rootsy boom bap of Wyclef Jean and Keith Duplessis and spawned the Hall & Oates-sampled crossover single “Dangerous.” They came back in 2009 with independent album Ying Yang Forever. “Our love for music helps us get better and better,” D-Roc explains. “We’ve made the kind of songs that will still be here once we’re gone. They are timeless. And we’re making more songs that same way.” And that’s exactly what they do on Ass In Session. A high-speed hit factory of slapping 808 kick drums, catchy, sing-along hooks and more energy than a power plant, this ain’t nothing but a party going on. “We are just going to stick to our job,” says Kaine. “This mixtape is more like an album. It’s going to be jamming…We just gone slide in the groove and tighten up the screws.”



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Event Date 12-08-2018
Individual Price $25.00 in advance $35.00 Day Of Show (if available)
Supporting Acts Ying Yang Twins
Door Opens 7:00 pm
Showtime 8:00 pm
Rapids Theatre
1711 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, USA
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