Ginuwine emerged onto the R&B/hip-hop scene in the mid-90's and changed the game with some of the craziest beats and hottest lyrics ever introduced to the genre. The DC native got his start working in the creative hip-hop outfit, Swing Mob, led by Jodeci frontman, DeVante Swing, and featuring Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and several other future hip-hop stars. Timbaland would also produce and co-write many of the tracks on Ginuwine's platinum-certified 1996 debut album Ginuwine...The Bachelor which became an instant hit. Lead single, "Pony," is now an R&B throwback and continues to receive radio play to this day. The album also features a cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry."