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blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

Ginuwine may have peaked as a hip-hop, soul musician in the early 2000s, but that hasn’t stopped him from creating four full-length albums since 2005—including 2013’s “Three Kings” with new super-group TGT—and broadening his spectrum of talents to include acting, dancing and promoting a vodka-based chocolate milk.

Joined by Sisqo—yes, “The Thong Song” Sisqo—Ginuwine will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo. Tickets run for $54 through Ticketmaster and jump to $59 day-of show.

Special guests include Brandon Brown, Malone and Chauncy Northington as openers.

Although Tyrese and Tank—the other two members of TGT—won’t be at the Tralf, Ginuwine has a full arsenal of tracks at his disposal. Here’s a telling interview by S2S Magazine about Ginuwine’s personal life. The phrase “baby mama” is used with reckless abandon.

Also, I know you were intrigued by the vodka-infused chocolate milk teaser at the top, so you can read about that saga via Luxist. How many better slogans are there than “Re-taste your youth at 40 proof?” Don’t answer that.

On Sunday, though, Ginuwine will share the spotlight with the night’s emcee—Sisqo (pictured, below right).

Brainchild of “The Thong Song,” Sisqo’s not exactly a one-hit wonder, as both his albums found mainstream success, even if he hasn’t released new material in over a decade.

Still, when the name ‘Sisqo’ is mentioned, it’s near impossible not to have “The Thong Song” mentioned in the same breath. (For what it’s worth, I’ve never quite understood what it means to have “dumps like a truck,” but I think I get the gist.)

**“The Thong Song” reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2000 in the United States

**Perched atop the charts in New Zealand, Norway and Sweden (all let you draw the connections there)

**It’s closing in on 26 million YouTube views

**I can’t track down how much money “The Thong Song” made Sisqo, but the artist’s net worth is apparently $4 million

While he isn’t expected to perform at Ginuwine’s show, Sisqo’s appearance gives him some visibility before he releases “Last Dragon” in 2014.

The below is fairly NSFW—depending on how uptight your workplace is in regard to scantily-clad women dancing.


TAGGED: concerts, downtown, ginuwine, r & b, sisqo, tralf music hall

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