Making his mark on the hip-hop landscape with his varied flows & lightning speed delivery, Twista is a bonafide legend in the game. Packing pearls of street wisdom with meticulously stacked syllables, the Chicago icon returns with his tenth studio album ‘Crook County’. A diverse & accomplished effort with stellar production from the likes of Zaytoven, Zenzan Beats, & more, ‘Crook County’ features some of Twista’s best bars of his 25-year career. Boasting highlights such as the tongue-twisting “Stacking Paper”, the haunting, Zaytoven-produced banger “Baddest”, the Vic Spencer-featuring stoner’s anthem “Mortuary”, and the Jeremih-featuring “Next to You”, ‘Crook County’ is an eclectic yet coherent listen, and a formidable return to form for the veteran rapper. Released 20 years after his classic album ‘Adrenaline Rush’, Twista paints a picture of his experiences in Chicago on the album, while blending current sounds with his signature flow. Featuring appearances from Jeremih, Blac Youngsta, Vic Spencer, Supa Bwe, Cap 1, The Boy Illinois, Bandman Kevo, & others, ‘Crook County’ cements Twista’s status as one of the Midwest’s most important rap artists.
“’Crook County’ got me thinking about what my city is, and Hip-Hop’s conflict between old and new. The project is my vision of where I’m at in the music game right now, bridging the gap between the youth and myself. What I wanted to focus on was not necessarily so much the guys that were on the forefront of Chicago right now, but just do it with that whole background scene a little bit. Like these guys that could sell out a Chicago crowd and you not know who the hell they are.”
Gaining notoriety for his intricate wordplay and impossibly fast flow, Twista helped put Chicago on the map in the early ’90s. Originally known as Tung Twista, he grew his reputation with the release of ‘Adrenaline Rush’, which was certified Gold despite little radio play outside the Midwest and is rightly remembered as a classic. In 2004, Twista made his long-awaited national breakthrough with a little help from Kanye West, who produced & rapped on his platinum-selling, Billboard 200 chart-topping album ‘Kamikaze’, including the Hot 100-topping single “Slow Jamz” & “Overnight Celebrity”. Since his high watermark in the mid ’00s, Twista has thrived as a rap O.G., dropping hits such as the Pharrell-produced “Give It Up” and the Chris Brown-featuring “Make a Movie” and appearing on singles by artists such as Chance The Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Ferg, Jeremih, DJ Khaled, Lady Gaga, & many others. Most recently, Twista has blossomed as a rap statesman, working prolifically with young Chicago talent including Mick Jenkins, Saba, Joey Purp, & more. Twista’s dedication to collaborating with new artists is one ingredient behind his thriving career, culminating with ‘Crook County’, distributed by EMPIRE.
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