Ying Yang Twins member D-Roc
drops solo dance anthem ‘Bankhead Bounce’
ATLANTA, GA – Back before D-Roc became a famous member of the hip-hop duo Ying Yang Twins, he had a budding solo career. In 1995, toward the beginning of his music career, he released a hit single called “Bankhead Bounce” that gained him accolades and was a hit with his fans. Now 24 years later, D-Roc is releasing an updated version of the song, and it’s quickly becoming one of the hits of the year.
In 1995, the song was a dance anthem that referred to bouncing one’s shoulders. The 2019 version is more directly aimed at women, though it still maintains that upbeat dance vibe that everyone wants to enjoy.
“It’s a twerk song,” D-Roc said. “It’s about bouncing that ass and having a good time. (Doing an updated version of the song) wasn’t anything I really tried to do, I’m just always recording all the time because I have a studio in the basement and when my brother launched his label, 2Lit Records, he asked me for a song. We have a producer that we were about to sign in-house for that label, and he sent me a beat and it just came to me. So it was nothing intentional, it’s just that God works in mysterious ways.”
D-Roc said fans of the Ying Yang Twins will love this single because it captures everything that D-Roc has been about throughout his career. He’s still rapping the person he’s been all these years and isn’t planning on changing who he is. He makes good music and he raps about anything he feels like – if he doesn’t feel it, he’s not going to rap about it. And this song is his way of expressing himself and doing what he loves doing, he said.
“The music we have made really does stand out and stand alone,” he said. “That’s what has had us out here working for so long. We made music that lasts forever, compared to music that’s just for the moment. I’m just trying to keep on making good music and let my fans know we love what we do and this is what we do. I love music. I’m not doing it for a buck. I make legendary songs that last forever.”
D-Roc said “Bankhead Bounce” is the first of many singles he plans to release as a solo artist under the 2Lit Records label. While he has no specific timeline for when those singles will drop, he did say fans can likely expect another single later this year. He’s also busy touring with The Ying Yang Twins “Millennium Tour,” which hit the U.S. this March. Other hip-hop mainstays on the tour include special guests Mario, Lloyd, Pretty Ricky and Chingy. The tour is produced by G-Squared Events in association with Omarion Worldwide, Hall of Fame Entertainment and Blvd. Music.
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