Banned in the USA? Not Anymore
In a misogynistic circus of heavy bass lines and synthesized madness, The Ying Yang Twins bring us their latest LP, U.S.A. â€šÃ„Ã¬ United State of Atlanta. Following in the footsteps of many other sexually driven hip-hop acts, The Ying Yang Twins have all but matched the commercial success and creativity of 2 Live Crew. Shamefully enough however, in this era of music even lyrics like â€šÃ„Ãºwait tilâ€šÃ„Ã´ you see my dickâ€šÃ„Ã¹ canâ€šÃ„Ã´t recreate the controversy that surrounded â€šÃ„ÃºMe So Horny.â€šÃ„Ã¹ Nowadays this form of expression is so common that even the FCC seems desensitized to its vulgarity on the airways.U.S.A. starts with â€šÃ„ÃºFuck The Ying Yang Twinsâ€šÃ„Ã¹ showing that the duo doesnâ€šÃ„Ã´t take themselves as seriously as many other acts. The comic relief ceases on the next track, â€šÃ„ÃºLong Time,â€šÃ„Ã¹ which is actually a soulful and conscious song featuring singer Anthony Hamilton. The socially conscious overtones continue with â€šÃ„ÃºLive Again,â€šÃ„Ã¹ another meaningful but more upbeat track, telling stories of women going down the wrong path, detailing the lives of strippers.
Halfway through this 23-track epic, the misogynistic games begin with a series of skits in which women reveal their desire to be manhandled and told what to do. This leads up to the club sensation â€šÃ„ÃºWait,â€šÃ„Ã¹ also know as â€šÃ„ÃºThe Whisper Song.â€šÃ„Ã¹ Followed up by â€šÃ„ÃºPull My Hair,â€šÃ„Ã¹ and â€šÃ„ÃºBedroom Boom,â€šÃ„Ã¹ this portion of U.S.A. might offend some senior citizens and make thrill seekers want to find a private dance of their own. Theyâ€šÃ„Ã´re not quite the sexual innovators that 2 Live Crew were, but the Ying Yang Twins do manage to keep the spirit alive in style.