Ginuwine - Back Ii Da Basics
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:For the Yo Gotti album, see Back 2 Da Basics.

Not to be confused with Back to Basics

Back II Da Basics is the fifth album by American singer Ginuwine, released in the United States on November 15, 2005 (see 2005 in music) on Epic Records. The album features production by Jazze Pha, Troy Oliver and Trackmasters in addition to others. "When We Make Love" was the lead single, followed by "I'm In Love". The singles were not successful and this was Ginuwine's first album to not have any singles making the Hot 100. It is also his lowest selling and charting album with peak position of 12 on the Billboard 200. A year later his record company produced a greatest hits compilation with almost no promotion presumably to end the album deal with Ginuwine.


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* Charles Pettaway - bass, guitar

* Ced Keys International - keyboard

* Executive producers: Ginuwine, Jerry Vines

* Producer: Brass'n'Blues, Captain Curt, Danjahandz, Ill Factor, Keith Harris, Troy Oliver, Charles Pettaway, Jazze Pha, Poke, Cedric Solomon, The Underdogs, Tone, Alvin West, Richard Younglord

* Vocal assistance: Johnta Austin

* Engineers: Ivan Corraliza, James Porte, Nico Solis, Corey Stocker

* Assistant engineers: Miles Walker

* Mixing: Leslie Brathwaite, Jimmy Douglas, Jason Goldstein, Kevin Jackson, Miles Walker, Doug Wilson

* Mastering: David Kutch

* A&R: Ginuwine, Jerry Vines

* Design: John J. Moore

* Art Direction: Alice Butts

* Photography: Eric Ogden


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Artist/Band Information

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1975),http Ginuwine profile better known by his stage name Ginuwine, Is an American singer and performer. Signed to Epic Records since the mid-1990s, Ginuwine had released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B's top artists during the 1990s heyday of hip-hop soul.


Ginuwine was born on October 15, 1975 in Washington, D.C. He is named after NBA legend Elgin Baylor, who is also a Washington native. In 1993, he graduated from Forestville High School (now known as Forestville Military Academy) in Forestville, Maryland and later graduated from Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland with a paralegal associate's degree. Soon afterward he broke into the music industry.

Personal life

Ginuwine lost both his parents in 2000; his father committed suicide and his mother died of cancer less than a year later. Ginuwine struggled with grief and depression; he also thought of committing suicide. He received counseling by his pastor, which turned him to a more positive path.http I Was So Close To Ending My Life

Ginuwine met Solé in June 1999 and began dating in October 1999.

They married on 8 September 2003 in the Caribbean. They live in Georgia and Maryland.http Lives In MD Suburbs They have two daughters together: Story (29 March 01) and Dream Sarae Lumpkin (1 November 02).http G tells Niki of Sister 2 Sister mag that his 2nd daughter was born on 1 Nov and that he has had a vasectomy He has son Elgin Jr (1992) from a previous relationship, as well as three other children. In February 2009 Ginuwine announced he has eight children total with four different women.He has also been sued by 4 different women for knowingly giving them herpes. All 4 cases were settled out of court for undisclosed amounts. http FF to 17:14, DiamondKShow

Solé has daughters De'jan (9 March 1991) and Cypress (9 January 1994) from previous relationships.

Ginuwine recently signed on as a spokesman for the beverage Adult Chocolate Milk, a 40-proof vodka-based version of chocolate milk. http http

Music career

Ginuwine can be spotted in one of Jodeci's videos. There, he met rapper Missy Elliott and producer Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley, who became his main collaborators through the 1990s. Ginuwine's first single, (written by Static Major) the 1996 "Pony" from Ginuwine...The Bachelor, showcased his smooth vocals and Timbaland's innovative production style, and the two became a hit-making duo. The song "Pony" was used in a "karaoke" scene from the film Wild Hogs in 2007 and again used in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008. Mike Patton and Rahzel together perform a cover of "Pony" during their concerts. Ginuwine covered Prince's "When Doves Cry" single from the movie soundtrack to Purple Rain.

After his second album, 100% Ginuwine, was released in 1999, Ginuwine and Timbaland grew apart. Producers such as R. Kelly have crafted hits for him since then. In 2001, Ginuwine had a number-four hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "Differences", which also peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

Within a year, Ginuwine lost both of his parents. He later wrote a song which is featured on his album The Life entitled "Two Reasons I Cry". In 2002, Ginuwine was a feature artist on P. Diddy's number-one hit "I Need a Girl (Part II)". Later that year, Ginuwine started his own label, Bag Entertainment. The label would feature artists such as Jose Cenquentez (who appeared on The Senior) and Knight.

Ginuwine's fifth album, Back II Da Basics, was released on November 15, 2005. The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling close to 100,000 copies. Ginuwine stated on BET's Top 100 countdown that the album went Gold with sales of 500,000 copies.

In May 2007, an album entitled I Apologize was released in stores. Although attributed to Ginuwine, the release was an unauthorized album and included only three Ginuwine songs - apparently from stolen masters - and ten songs by other artists. Ginuwine spoke against the unofficial release on both his MySpace page and through YouTube. (February 26, 2007). In 2007, Ginuwine collaborated with Canadian hip-hop artist Belly in the latter's debut solo song "Pressure", which was featured in Belly's debut album the Revolution, released in June 2007.

Ginuwine's sixth album entitled A Man's Thoughts, was released on June 23, 2009. The album was produced by The Underdogs, B Cox, Timbaland, The Runners, Johnta Austin, Oak and Polow Da Don. The album includes guests appearances from Brandy, Missy Elliott, Bun B and Timbaland.http Ginuwine formed a group with Tank and Tyrese named TGT. Their first single was a remix of Tank's "Please Don't Go". They were supposed to tour but plans fell apart due to conflicting schedules.

Ginuwine announced on his Myspace Blog on August 21, 2008 that due to label and legal issues, they will not be able to release an official TGT album. Ginuwine is the founder and CEO of LoveSong Incorporated, after completing his contract with 550 Music/Epic. Ginuwine announced on his Myspace blog on August 21, 2008 that he signed a major label deal with Notifi Records/Warner Brothers.

Ginuwine introduced producer MELROG and rapper Young Knight a.k.a. Knightron on the Back 2 Da Basics album. Currently Knightron is working on his own album under Ginuwine's label BAG ENT. Elgin will be released on Valentine's Day 2011.

Film career

Ginuwine was originally cast in the 2004 film You Got Served. Ultimately R&B artist Marques Houston was cast in his place. The writer of the movie kept Ginuwine's real name "Elgin" as the name for one of the lead characters. He also was cast as R&B singer "Romeo" in the film Juwanna Mann.

In February 2011, Ginuwine co-starred in the Gospel Music Channel's debut of John Ruffin's stage play The Ideal Hustband which also stars Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jackée Harry, Clifton Powell, Shirley Murdock, Shanti Lowry and Erica Hubbard.


*1996 Ginuwine...the Bachelor

*1999 100% Ginuwine (1999)

*2001 The Life

*2003 The Senior

*2005 Back II Da Basics

*2009 A Man's Thoughts

*2011 Elgin


* Greatest Hits (2006)

* I Apologize (2007)

* Playlist: The Very Best of Ginuwine (2008)


* Juwanna Mann (2002)

* Honey (2003)

Awards and nominations

*BET Awards

**2003: Best Male R&B Artist, Nominated

*American Music Awards

**2003: Favorite Male R&B Artist, Nominated

**2002: Favorite Male R&B Artist, Nominated

**2000: Favorite Male R&B Artist, Nominated

*Soul Train Music Awards

**2000: Best R&B/Soul Male Single ("So Anxious"), Nominated

**2000: Best R&B/Soul Male Album (100% Ginuwine), Winner


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