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The Turnt Up Tour$30 – $55
Chingy, Ying Yang Twins & Petey Pablo
Chingy has enjoyed a lot of success in his career, beginning with the summer 2003 smash hit “Right Thurr.” Chingy was born Howard Bailey, Jr., on March 9, 1980, in St. Louis, MO. Chingy’s first single “Right Thurr” became a quick hit, peaking at number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 and number one on Billboard’s Top 40 and Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks. Jackpot spawned two additional Top three hits, “Holidae In” and “One Call Away”.
Jackpot went on to sell three million units (triple platinum). Powerballin’ (2004), Chingy’s second album, was released by Capitol and with the success of the lead single, Powerballin’ the album went on to reach platinum status.
In 2006, Chingy released his third album, Hoodstar. The album was led by “Pullin’ Me Back,” which reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified gold, selling over 500,000 units. Chingy has universal, worldwide cross over appeal. He has headlined tours in Europe, Australia and Africa. Chingy is corporate friendly because he leaves the elements of the street out of his lyrics. He has a very strong female fan base in all racial demographic groups. Chingy plans to release of two singles. The first, “SUPER HERO” a single produced by Wysh Master, and his second single “PAPER MAN” an urban favorite. Chingy will release his fifth studio album, “NO RISK NO REWARD” in the fourth quarter of 2011.
One of the more versatile rappers who came out of the Dirty South school of hip-hop in the early 2000s, multi-gold and Grammy-nominated North Carolina native Petey Pablo has demonstrated the art of mixing poignancy with sharp, gut-wrenching lyrics that reach across age, race and social status. The gruff-voiced MC was born and raised in Greenville, NC, and is best known for rap anthems such as “Raise Up,” “Freek-A-Leek” and “Carolina Colors,” have become mainstays on urban radio and as sports stadiums across the country.
“Raise Up” peaked #1 on the US Billboard Rap Chart and #25 on the Billboard Top 100. “Freek-A-Leek” climbed to #2.
In addition to his solo career, Pablo has collaborated with artists such as Ciara “Goodies,” Timbaland “Red Bone,” Chris Brown on “Drop Rap,” Lil Wayne “Gangsta Shit,” Sticky Fingaz “Ghetto,” and many others. His collaboration rose to the top of the Billboard US Top 100, R&B and UK charts in 2004. Pablo has demonstrated his versatility with roles in “Drumline,” “Just Another Day,” and most recently on Empire, a guest appearance that included writing the song star Terrence Howard performed “Snitch Bitch.”
His albums Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry and Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry, showcase a diverse effort that ranges from stereotypical Dirty South decadence to poignant, autobiographical tunes that reflect on the challenges and hardships he experienced growing up poor in the Deep South. In early 2003, Petey Pablo’s debut album received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
Ying Yang Twins
As kings of the club circuit, the Ying Yang Twins have ridden their zany, cartoonish personas, witty lyrics and Grade-A production to the top of the charts. The Atlanta-based duo of Kaine and D-Roc released in 2003 it’s acclaimed third album, the platinum “Me & My Brother”, which spawned the hits “Salt Shaker,” feat. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and “Whats Happnin!,” feat. Trick Daddy.
Even though the Ying Yang Twins exploded in 2003, the pair already had two hit albums (2000’s Thug Walkin and 2002’s Alley: The Return of the Ying Yang Twins) and a string of hit radio and club singles (“Whistle While You Twurk”, “Ying Yang In This Thang”, “Say I Yi Yi” and “By Myself”) to their credit. The instant success of both “Whistle While You Twurk” and “Ying Yang In This Thang” made Ying Yang Twins immediate players in the hip-hop field. Subsequent hits, “Say I Yi Yi” and “By Myself” established Kaine and D-Roc as hip-hop’s premier party-starters and earned them guest spots on albums from from Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and Kizzy Rock.