|When native son Elgin Lumpkin released his first CD, Ginuwine...the
Bachelor, he once again reaffirmed that the metro area is a hot bed of
talent. Produced by Timbaland, the album was an intoxicating blend of soulful
beats with a heavy dose of danceable hip hop jams. Couple that with
Ginuwine's smooth moves and drop dead good looks and Ginuwine...the
Bachelor reached double platinum status thanks to the No. 1 single "Pony."|
Ginuwine's newest release, The Life is scheduled to hit record stores
April 12. The collection features the return of prolific beat-maker Timbaland
producing some tracks, as well as Ludacris, Raphael Saadiq, and others. The
first single, "There It Is," is already in rotation on radio.
Area fans of the homey will get to see him perform live on April 5 at Nation.
This is part of a mini nine-city tour to promote the CD's release.
Ginuwine began his music career with the amateur hip hop group Finesse Five
and later sang for another local band called Physical Wonder. Devante Swing,
a member of the group Jodeci, discovered him. And with his debut in 1996 the
persona Ginuwine, was created - a down-to-earth and authentic talent.