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I'm not going to hate, but I'm also not going to lie.,
This review is from: U.S.A. (Still United) (Audio CD)
I must've done something horrible, and my conscience must've needed to punish me, because I've subjected myself to all of the variations of the Ying Yang Twins' U.S.A.(United States of Atlanta). I'm going to choose my words carefully for this release, while still managing to give you my opinion; so, keep in mind, I'm no 'player hater,' or anything, as I've given this a fair chance.
Wiggle Then Move has a nice beat, but the lyrics are typical YYT fare. Not a good thing at all, but the main reason you go into a Ying Yang album is for some (hopefully) fresh production, right? The production, while simple and repetitive on this track, manages to work. The Ying Yang Twins' "HAHN!" littered throughout the track hurts it musically, but this is a track I won't hate on.
Ms. New Booty is the honestly one of the worst songs I've ever heard in my life. I wanted to be gentle, but I honestly can't with this track. Booty booty everywhere? While I appreciate that this track gets fly honies on the dance floor flaunting their rumps, you'd probably have too much of a migraine from this song to actually pay attention to the bouncing badonkadonks. Also, the YYT are pushing their whisper gimmick way too far. Not everyone of their tracks has to include a whispered verse, or bridge.
Git It is a hot track from Bun B's solo debut, Trill; which I most definitely suggest you check out as opposed to this album. Bun B's one of the most skilled cats coming out of the South, and deserves your support. No hating on this track, as the beat, while recycled, has just enough adjustments to work, and Bun B makes any song listenable.
Get Yern is a decent change of pace musically, but the Musicianz make the Ying Yang Twins look dope. Pretty sad, isn't it?
The Pink is, hands down, the best track on the album; a novelty track indeed, but no matter who pulled off this track, you've gotta admit it's pretty tight. The Pink Panther sample owns this track; I'd love to get a hand of the instrumental. The Ying Yang Twins' lyrics are secondary, more so than usual; definitely works to the advantage on this track. Even if you're not a fan of the Twins, I'd suggest downloading this track, as it's charming. Shame this wasn't on the original U.S.A., as it'd have made that album more noteworthy.
4 Oz. is a pretty tight track; obviously because of the Three 6 Mafia. I'm not sure if Juicy J or DJ Paul provided the beat for this track, but it sounds like one of their trademarks, and is definitely the second best track on this album next to The Pink; it's pretty decent by Three 6 Mafia standards, and sublime by Ying Yang Twins; since this is a Ying Yang Twins album, I'd say this is definitely one of two tracks to check out on this otherwise excruciating release.
Legendary Status is horrible; another track that amazingly makes you miss the Ying Yang Twins.
No idea why Bedroom Boom makes an appearance here, since it's the same mix that was on the original U.S.A. album; still a decent track, but pointless here.
Duts is horrible even by Ying Yang Twin standards. I mean, honestly, what was the point of this track? It's an extended track. The beat's alright, but this just seems so out of place on the album.
The two remixes are decent for what they are; honestly, Wait(The Whisper Song) is way more infectious than it ever had the right to be. This is a strange remix, though, and not really much of one to begin with - again, pretty pointless, but the track's still decent, even though it is censored for whatever reason. The reggaeton remix of Shake is, well, it's different. Not different as in good, though. Pitbull really does shine when paired with the Ying Yang Twins; of course, Mike Jones did too. That's not really a compliment, no disrespect meant to holmes.
In the end, this album is something you should really avoid; maybe the DVD will be worth the purchase for you, but as someone who is far from a big Ying Yang Twins fan, or even a moderate one, this album is weak as hell. The Pink and 4 Oz. are tracks you should check out, but otherwise, don't waste your money.