There was a time when the Ying Yang Twins were at the top of the rap game, but last week group member D-Roc hit a low point when he was arrested and hit with DUI, drug possession and child endangerment charges.
On June 1, D-Roc (born Deongelo Holmes) was arrested in Georgia after Gwinnett County police stopped the rapper for failing to drive in a single lane. According to a police report obtained by MTV News after the stop, D-Roc admitted to having “a few beers at a friend’s house” and smoking marijuana earlier in the evening. He was driving with his children (a 3-year old and a 2-month-old), who were asleep in the back seat of his 2002 GMC Yukon Denali.
The arresting officer found two alprazolam pills on D-Roc’s person, and upon searching the vehicle, the officer also found two grams of marijuana in a grinder.
During their height, the Ying Yang Twins experienced success with high-charting Billboard singles like 2000’s “Whistle While You Twurk” and 2005’s “Wait (The Whisper Song).” In 2003, they dropped their hit “Salt Shaker” and also guested on Lil Jon’s #1 Rap single “Get Low.” The duo earned two platinum albums with 2003’s Me & My Brother and then again two years later with U.S.A. (United States of Atlanta). The Twins dropped Ying Yang Forever in 2009, but the double disc CD failed to match their previous success.
Last month, the group took it upon themselves to remix Justin Bieber’s hit single “Boyfriend.”