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Finding The GOAT Producer: Pete Rock vs. Kanye West. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

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

Drive Slow Through Twista & Do Or Die’s Collaborative EP (Album Stream)

After more than 20 years of being recognized as break-out stars from Chicago, Illinois' Hip-Hop scene, Twista and Do Or Die's collaborative EP has released. Withdrawal is a six-song effort from the two plaque-baring stars of Chi's West side. Stream the effort, which was released on Twista's GMG imprint, available in full:... Read more

Twista & Do Or Die Give Fans That Classic Chi City Choppin’ (Audio)

The appeal in a Twista & Do Or Die joint EP lies in the fact that both of these acts have been pioneering voices from Chicago, Illinois. With that effort, these West Side Chi City stars helped define a style, an attitude, and a po' pimp grit that remains integral... Read more

Chicago Hip-Hop Heads Rejoice…Twista & Do Or Die Team Up For EP

For nearly 20 years, Twista and Do Or Die have worked together. Two icons of Chicago, Illinois music (Rap music, to be specific), these artists have helped define the framework now used and upheld by Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, and Sir Michael Rocks. After appearances together on major releases... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Pick Another ’90s Great Wild Card For Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Rittz & Twista Effortlessly Flip Rapid-Fire Flows on Bounce (Video)

Ever try to rap along with Rittz or Twista? Exactly...Few in the game flow faster than these artists, currently. The two rapid-fire spitters dropped their cool collabo, "Bounce," in August and now they've released the video. Much like the track, the visuals find Rittz and Twista in laid-back chill mode... Read more

18 Years Ago Today, Do Or Die Released Picture This. Belo Tells The Story & Reveals A Sequel (Food For Thought Interview)

Eighteen years ago today, on September 3, 1996, three fearless 20-year-olds from the Westside of Chicago, released a debut album that would forever assist in the establishing of the Midwest's presence among the already ingrained rap heavyweights of cities in the East, West, and South regions of the Country. In... Read more

Who Raps Faster Rittz or Twista? You Be the Judge (Audio)

Though Twista may not have been the first to speed rap, he perfected it, once holding the title in the Guiness Book of World Records for fastest rapper. Rittz, with his rapid fire double-time flow, was clearly influenced by Twista and shows the Chicagoan some love by having him guest... Read more

Taste Some Southern Hospitality With A Mix Of UGK Vinyl Rarities (Audio)

DJ Superix strings together 12 vinyl based cuts from Bun B and the late Pimp C into a full length mix for a flushed out taste from two of Texas' staple Hip-Hop artists. With remixes, rare tracks, features, and individual cuts from Bun B and Pimp C, the 12 Twelve's... 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

See The Dark Side Of Twista In Devil’s Angel (Audio)

In a day where Common debuted his tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, fellow Chicago artist Twista rings some bells of his own with the cut, "Devil's Angel." Twista is literally mounting the back of something sinister with his upcoming album, Dark Horse, and the track itself by delivering his quintessential... 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

Twista – Show N’ Off Freestyle (Video)

Twista can still come with that rapid-fire flow. Here's a verse he dropped over a Statik Selektah beat, as part of XXL's Show N' Off Freestyle series. Check out the video. Related: Supernatural freestyles on Hot 97 with Peter Rosenberg (Video)... Read more