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Sunday September 25, 2005

In August of 2005, the Twin of Twins CD Stir it Up Vol.5 ?The Crucifiction of the Ghetto? spent three weeks at # 1 on the Jamaican X-News and Hot 102 album charts. An amazing 12 years after their first ?Stir it Up? CD started bubbling underground; the Twins finally achieved the mainstream recognition that they had been diligently striving for their entire career. The 5th volume in the series perfected their formula of combining well crafted music from these Grammy Nominated songwriters, alongside biting social commentary, and comical interpretations of real life situations and people.

In the short time since the December, 2004 release of their groundbreaking ?Crucifiction of the Ghetto?, demand for the Twins has lead them to perform at many of the major shows in Jamaica, including what critics called a ?brilliant? performance on dancehall night of Reggae Sumfest. The Twin of Twins have started extensive touring of the US, and have future shows scheduled for Europe and many of the Caribbean islands, where their CD has achieved a ?cult? status. Alongside the ?Billboard charting? producer Henry K. who manages the record label, their ?Kingston 13? imprint has established its own independent worldwide distribution network, and has initiated an intensive internet presence.

Fall 2005, will see the release of the highly anticipated new album ?Stir it Up? vol.6 ?The Resurrection of the Ghetto?. Recorded in their private studio in Kingston, the new CD will continue to feature some of the characters that the public has embraced with such vigor, and as always will shock and surprise listeners with new voices from the Jamaican and the International music scene. A new twist to this CD is the inclusion of some the hit singles the Twins have recently recorded for other producers, further cementing their reputation as world class Djs. The Twins have acquired street credibility for an unwavering stance on issues that connect with everyday people. This stance has created a loyal following that has helped The Twins build an independent, self reliant infrastructure that lets them take their message and music directly to the people. The fact that the Twins can have a Top 10 selling CD for over 3 months, in spite of pirating, and without a music video or ?radio hit? single, shows their power draw listeners, record buyers and concert audiences.

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