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Back To the Basics

Twista

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Debuting in 1992 with Runnin' Off at da Mouth (under the name Tung Twista), the Guinness Book record-holder for World's Fastest Rapper broke through with his appearance on Do or Die's single "Po Pimp." Twista then put out two more albums and started the crew Speedknot Mobstaz and his own label Legit Ballin, but he was still mostly popular in his native Chicago and throughout the Midwest. Everything changed in 2004, when he dropped Kamikaze—it topped the charts and sold double-platinum, thanks to huge hits like "Slow Jamz" and "So Sexy." Twista's been busy since then, working with everybody from Raekwon and No ID to Lady Gaga and Diddy, but he's never quite matched the gigantic success of that album. This seven-song EP lives up to its title: no gimmicks, no big-name costars, just raw beats and tight rhymes galore. Twenty-plus years in the game, and Twista still sounds better than cats half his age. "Ferocious," "Beast," and "Swagga Like a Doughboy" are highlights.

Customer Reviews

Fav artist

Need some tracks with Johnny P and Do or Die. Also why only 7 tracks??

Twista Back

This is a pretty nice ep after that perfect storm album that had so many slow songs.

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Straight fire!!!!! Twista is finally back!!!!

Biography

Born: November 27, 1973 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Chicago rapper Twista made his recording debut on "Po Pimp," a platinum single by his fellow Windy City rappers Do or Die. Following "Po Pimp," Twista signed with Big Beat/Atlantic and released his debut, Adrenaline Rush, in the summer of 1997. Mobstability followed a year later, and in 1999 Twista returned with Legit Ballin'. In fall 2002, he hooked up with Ludacris, Jay-Z, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and other rap moguls for the recording of his third album. Kamikaze came out at the beginning of 2004...
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Back To the Basics, Twista
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  • $6.63
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Rap
  • Released: Dec 10, 2013
  • Parental Advisory

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