Twista Biography & News
11/24/13: Everyone, they say, can be famous for something. In the case of Carl Terrell Mitchell, aka Twista, he once held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, after he was able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.
These days, Twista (also formerly known as Tung Twista) is making a name for himself collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga. Along with Too $hort and T.I., Twista is featured on the track "Jewels N' Drugs" from Gaga's brand new album, ARTPOP." While the Internet is having a field day with the collaboration (one site said the thundering hip-hop track was a "mess," while another slammed Twista's involvement on the project as bewildering).
From his involvement with Lady Gaga to the supposed release of his upcoming ninth studio album "The Dark Horse," life in 2013 has been anything but dull for Twista. Rumors were rampant that he was locked in a deal with Kanye West's label GOOD Music, though Twista himself denied the deal. His own label Get Money Gang Entertainment is being distributed by Capital Records instead.
It's a testament to Twista himself that he's remained relevant on the hip-hop scene since appearing on fellow Chicagoan Do or Die's platinum single "Po Pimp" all the way back in 1996. It became one of the most popular and best-selling singles of the year, was certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies and ranked at No. 91 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 Singles.
"Po Pimp" later had 4 sequels: "Still Po Pimpin," "Sex Appeal," "Back 2 Tha Game" and "Do U?"
Twista Tickets - Chicago Gave Birth to a Rapper
There's no other way to describe that other than to say that it just happened! On November 27, 1973, a young one was born in Chi-town with the destiny to become the quintessential rapper from the Windy City. It took him awhile, though -- he needed to grow up a bit, and in the summer of 1997, he signed with Big Beat/Atlantic after releasing his own debut Po Pimp.
Twista Tickets - The Music of Twista
There was obvious talent there. His debut with the label was called Adrenaline Rush, and certainly the music epitomized the title easily. A year later, he released _Mobstability; and again a year after that, Legit Ballin' was cemented into Twista's career. Three albums. Well, technically four. But everything started going crazy good when he hooked up with the likes of Ludacris, Jay-Z, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for the release of his fourth album: Kamikaze, featuring the number one hit track 'Slow Jamz.' When 2005 came above the horizon, The Day After appeared with the smash single 'Girl Tonite,' featuring an indomitable Trey Songz.
Twista Tickets - The Sound and Style of Twista
Like the Cash Money Millionaires and Juvenile, all the gold-style gangsta rappers out there, Twista found his niche pretty well with the Do or Die crowd, injecting even a bit of R&B; soul into the music. It was a welcome addition to the rap community, working with all kinds of melodies without losing the rap flow he apparently had.
|Album name||Release date|
|The Perfect Storm||2010|
|Who'$ Got Next||2008|
|Adrenaline Rush 2007||2007|
|Give It Up||2007|
|2 for 10||2005|
|The Day After||2005|
|So Sexy (feat. R. Kelly)||2004|
|Ball Til' I Fall||2001|
|Adrenaline Rush 2000||2000|
|Runnin' Off at da Mouth||1992|
Top 10 Twista Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Kill Us All||12,171||7,005|
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Twista Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/30/2015 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 04/11/2015 Palatine IL Durty Nellies 03/24/2015 South Padre Island TX Claytons Beach Bar & Grill 01/31/2015 Chicago IL Portage Theater
Twista Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/06/2014 Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum 11/26/2014 Chicago IL Double Door 11/20/2014 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 11/14/2014 Miami FL The Stage 10/30/2014 Grand Junction CO Mesa Theater and Club 10/29/2014 Fort Collins CO Hodi's Half Note 10/26/2014 San Luis Obispo CA SLO Brewing Co. 10/24/2014 Fresno CA Strummer'S 10/18/2014 Charlotte NC Amos' Southend 09/18/2014 Chicago IL Red Line Tap 08/21/2014 Oklahoma City OK CHROME ULTRA LOUNGE 08/15/2014 Arlington Heights IL HOME - House of Music and Entertainment 08/09/2014 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 06/27/2014 Omaha NE Omaha Music Hall 06/26/2014 Chicago IL Abbey Pub 05/16/2014 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe 04/18/2014 Palatine IL Durty Nellies 04/13/2014 Barrie ON Sound Empire 04/10/2014 Covington KY Tanzen Haus 02/21/2014 Calgary AB Ten Nightclub 01/26/2014 St. Louis MO The Mad Magician 01/23/2014 Kansas City MO The Riot Room
Twista Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/27/2013 Bolingbrook IL Tailgaters 09/07/2013 London London Jazz Cafe 09/05/2013 Aarhus ?? Fonden VoxHall 08/31/2013 Copenhagen ?? Pumpehuset 07/05/2013 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 06/28/2013 Seattle WA The Showbox 05/26/2013 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades 05/23/2013 Chico CA Senator Theatre 05/11/2013 Grand Junction CO Mesa Theater and Club 04/20/2013 Iowa City IA Gabe's 03/28/2013 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club 03/09/2013 Gary IN Genesis Convention Center 02/22/2013 Fairfax CA 19 Broadway Bar & Nightclub 01/24/2013 Jacksonville FL The Pit
Twista Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/28/2012 Arlington Heights IL HOME - House of Music and Entertainment 09/08/2012 Berea OH Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds 08/31/2012 San Francisco CA 1015 Folsom 08/24/2012 San Diego CA Avalon San Diego 08/10/2012 Detroit MI Blondies 08/04/2012 Modesto CA Downtown Modesto 07/28/2012 Chicago IL Cubby Bear 07/06/2012 West Hollywood CA Key Club 07/05/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 07/04/2012 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 06/10/2012 Minneapolis MN Epic Event Center 05/05/2012 Cleveland OH Peabodys Downunder 05/04/2012 Columbus OH Alrosa Villa 04/28/2012 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue
Twista Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/24/2011 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 03/26/2011 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 03/09/2011 Ann Arbor MI Blind Pig 02/25/2011 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 01/27/2011 Charleston SC Music Farm