[Update: 12:45 p.m. Sept. 27 - The Turnt Up Tour has canceled its Niagara Falls visit to Rapids Theatre, scheduled originally for Dec. 8. According to the venue, scheduling issues were at the heart of the cancellation.]
*Here's the original report:
The nostalgic fervor surrounding early 2000s hip-hop presses on with the newest Rapids Theatre booking: Chingy and the Ying Yang Twins will both feature in the Turnt Up Tour, stopping in Niagara Falls on Dec. 8.
Tickets, which go on sale at noon Sept. 21, will cost $25 and may be purchased at the Rapids Theatre box office (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls), Ticketfly.com and by phone at (877) 435-9849. The cost rises to $35 day-of show and at the door.
Chingy, a Ludacris protege, broke out with hits "Right Thurr" and "One Call Away" on his debut album, "Jackpot," in 2003. The disc featured a Who's Who of guest rappers in Snoop Dogg, Murphy Lee, Ludacris, Trina and Jermaine Dupri.
This St. Louis Post-Dispatch interview from last fall sheds light on present-day Chingy, whose next album, "Dead Rose," is tentatively due out sometime later this year. It would be his first release in eight years.
The Ying Yang Twins, a "crunk" duo from Atlanta, has focused on releasing mixtapes in recent years, including D-Roc's own "Branded in Atlanta" in 2018. "Salt Shaker" and "Wait (the Whisper song)" will ring a bell for early 2000s hip-hop fans, while the duo's contribution to Lil Jon's "Get Low" is also notable. The Ying Yang Twins are, in fact, not twins.
*Read: Were you there, in '03, when Chingy and his entourage climbed the HSBC Arena speakers at Kissmas Bash?