Ghetto Twiinz “Keep That Same Energy” On New Mixtape

The Ghetto Twiinz kick off the fourth quarter in the music industry with a timely mixtape, “Keep That Same Energy”. In a world where social media causes many to wear “two faces”, the GTZ admonish those with “twitter fingers” to maintain that same image in real life. Mixed and engineered by Cise HD of Big Boy Records, this project is sonically on point. Additionally, The Ghetto Twiinz assert their solidified position in urban music. They are no strangers to the game.

The South’s leading female rap duo, the Ghetto Twiinz, Ms GB (born Tonya Jupiter) and T.L.T (Tremethia Jupiter), grew up in the notorious 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. The identical twins were introduced to rap in their teens by neighbors, who performed on street corners of the 9th Ward. The duo inked their first record deal with Eazy E’s Ruthless Records based out of Compton, California. At Ruthless Records, the duo worked with the D.O.C. and Dr. Dre, but the album was never released due to the highly publicized differences between Dr. Dre and Eazy E.

After being released from Ruthless Records, the duo returned to New Orleans and made their rounds in the area performing at local gigs and gong shows. The Ghetto Twiinz soon garnered a strong following. While working the New Orleans music circuit, the sisters met Leroy “Precise” Edwards, the then owner of the independent label, Big Boy Records. The duo signed on with Big Boy records and that began a close working relationship between Leroy “Precise” Edwards and the twins.

The female rap duo enjoyed regional success with their first album release while working with producer and Big Boy Records owner, Leroy “Precise” Edwards on Surrounded by Criminals. The album included the now classic songs such as the female anthem Mama’s Hurtin and the club banger Got It On My Mind. The Ghetto Twiinz followed Leroy “Precise” Edwards to Houston on his new venture, at Rap-A-Lot Records, with southern rap music mogul J Prince. The move to Texas would establish the Ghetto Twiinz as one of the South’s foremost female rap duos thus paving the way for other southern female rappers such as Mia X and Gangsta Boo, both successful artists.

Under Rap-A-Lot Records, the Ghetto Twiinz released three albums. The first, In That Water became the most commercially successful album of their careers with a strong social message in the narrative lead single, “Responsibility”. The album made it to the 36th position on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Charts. The female duo recorded two additional albums with Rap-A-Lot Records. No Pain No Gain was star-studded effort filled with guest appearances from No Limit’s Mia X and fellow Rap-A-Lot cronies Tela, Yukmouth, Willie D and Scarface. It would also reach Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Charts at number 37. The duo would also go on to score songs on movie soundtracks and compilations which included, No Limit’s, I’m Bout It. Scarface’s, My Homies and J Prince Presents: R.N.D.S.

So now they return with a compelling set of compositions that will rattle your trunk and electrify the listener. Keep That Same Energy defines how seasoned artists can touch on life in a variety of ways and still stay “piped up” creatively.

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DionNorman

Dion Norman is a professional music artist/journalist from Louisiana. Norman is an urban music enthusiast and has been writing since the mid 90s. He is also a stakeholder in the newly found New Orleans Union For Entertainment which is a new resource provider for New Orleans artists and businesses as well as a collective. For more information, feel free to email him at itsdevious@yahoo.com