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Ghostface Killah, Twista & Cassidy Smash A Cypher Like Legends (Video)

Ghostface Killah, Twista, and Cassidy represent three vastly differently Hip-Hop stories. However, they prove they can perform together with finesse. In the early 1990s, G.F.K. and Tung Twista each burst onto the scene with unconventional, highly-gravitational deliveries. While the Speedknot Mobstaz O.G. spit his bars with AK-47 precision and nimble... Read more

Twista Chops Out A Nimble Freestyle With A Conscious Message (Audio)

Twista's catalog is deep. Although the Chicago, Illinois Hip-Hop pioneer is frequently thought of for his "Slow Jamz" and dazzling lyrical displays, the Speedknot Mobsta'-turned-GMG leader has also never shied from strong substance in his sprawling archives of music. Fresh off his tandem Withdrawal EP with Do Or Die, Twista... Read more

Twista Walks With Monsters While Delivering One Of His Hardest Raps (Videos)

Twista's Dark Horse is in stores now. The Chicago pioneer took one of the album's most straight-forward Rap cuts, "Devils Angel," and traveled the world and times. The video features Grateful Dead-esque dancing skeletons, mythical monsters, and detailed green-screen backdrops. All this, while Twista bodies the beat and barely lets... Read more

Twista’s Music Has That Mass Appeal Saluting The One That Got Away (Video)

In the mid-2000s, Twista was part of the Joint Chiefs. Not an official group, the team was compromised of Atlantic Records' star roster (including T.I., Trick Daddy, Fat Joe, and Fabolous). Ironically, none of the five artists are still with Atlantic today, with 3/5 (including Twista) going indie. Even from... Read more

Today It All Makes Sense: A Retrospective on the Chicago Hip-Hop Sound (Food For Thought)

Published by: Bandini “This the city of Chicago, the state of confusion The style I'm using is free or at least it would be if my mind was…” – Malik Yusef, “My City” (One Day It’ll All Make Sense) Since the 1990s, Common Sense has always been among my favorite... Read more

Ab-Soul Explains His Pete Rock Tattoo & Talks His Favorite LPs. Chicagoans Will Appreciate (Video)

Ab-Soul is soulful. Soulo, who calls himself Soul Brother #2 recently broke down to Bootleg Kev why he's got Pete Rock (Soul Brother #1) on his arm. In an age where rappers are big on tattooing deceased influences on their bodies, it's incredibly cool that Ab honors the living. Last... Read more

Twista & Timbaland Support Attitude On The Fast-Rap Stunt (Audio)

Longtime Timbaland protege Attitude is seemingly stepping out into his solo career. What better way to kick things off with a bang than to get a look from Timbo with a beat and a guest verse, as well as Twista. The VA-to-Chi-Town collaboration features some fast-rapping over one of the... Read more

Havoc – Eyes Open ft Twista (Video)

Havoc has enjoyed a nice year with his 13 album. One of the mid-to-late 1990s' greatest producer/MC keeps prolific in and out of Mobb Deep work. One collaboration that fits quite nicely is this Twista-assisted "Eyes Open." Hav laces the track which hits the mid-tempo zone perfect for the leader... Read more

Chance The Rapper – Cocoa Butter Kisses ft Twista & Vic Mensa (Lollapalooza Performance Video)

Chance The Rapper had some hometown love this weekend at Lollapalooza 2013. The Chicago sensation hit the stage with Speedknot Mobstaz O.G. Twista and his contemporary Vic Mensa to perform the catchy, sentimental Acid Rap cut "Cocoa Butter Kisses." This quickie video has HQ audio, which is a testament to... Read more