Tuesday night, I dropped by Craig Bauer’s new Hinge Studios for a private preview of Twista’s eighth solo album, The Perfect Storm, courtesy of Team Twista. They previewed 16 tracks which are scheduled to make the album (all 16 will likely make the final cut, I’m told), but as the case with any artist, they are always “still recording”.
Produced in large by long-time collaborator and accomplice, The Legendary Traxster, Twista’s upcoming opus gives diehard T fans what they want – the big singles, the Westside Chicago anthems, the slow jams, well picked beats and great collaborations. Traxster, No ID, Cuzzo, Xcel, Yo Gotti, Raekwon, Waka Flocka, Bobby Valentino, Lloyd and others show up to lend a helping hand. The Perfect Storm is currently slated for an early-Fall release on GMG/EMI.
I’ll be dropping three song previews once a week for the next few weeks, so keep checking back for my weekly drop. Weirdly enough, during our listening session, a generator or fuse (or something – like I know!) blew and we had to evacuate the building. Police and firetrucks were called. A coincidence?
Let’s Make A Movie
Produced by The Legendary Traxster, Featuring T-Pain
The BIG, big single. The one they’re going to put the house behind, I’d imagine. A very polished and smooth Trax and Twista collabo, with T-Pain sounding like the old T-Pain – the Rapper Turnt Singa T-Pain. Expect to hear this one all over the radio once released. With songs like this who needs a major label?
Produced by No ID & The Legendary Traxster, Featuring Raekwon
Immediately after hearing this I tweeted and exclaimed that this record “blew my mind”, and that’s the 100% truth. Traxster and No ID on the same record for the first time (it’s been a long time coming despite their website launch two years ago). I really don’t know how to explain the beat, other than it being a hard-nosed Chicago record with a Wu-Tang twist to it. There’s a wicked sample on the hook and a menacing Raekwon comes in with the third verse and absolutely shuts it down. Twista brings nothing but the heat on this track. I had to ask Rawle & Rohit play it again for me before leaving.
Call The Police
Produced by The Legendary Traxster, Featuring Ray J
One thing that’s dope about this project is that Twista is experimenting with new flows (not just your traditional rapid fire delivery) and Traxster is experimenting with new sounds. For example, “Call The Police” doesn’t sound like your typical Traxster production and if I wasn’t privy to that info, I may have thought it was done by someone else. Twista also shows off some slower flows and different patterns here – a nice change of pace.
This was also a standout track for me and could see it having single potential.
11 thoughts on “Preview: Twista – The Perfect Storm [Part 1]”
Twista was just featured On Chamillionaire’s 1st singled “Make A Movie” hope its not the same as Twista’s? lol
No sir…I can confirm that…ha!
Twist, The Chef, No I.D. & Trax on the same joint? wow…
Twista a garbage unloyal ass nigga who play his guys stopped supportin him along time ago
Can’t wait to here this song previews.
This album like its gon be fire, can’t wait to more of the old twist. Can’t go wrong wit that line up of producers.
This album is gonna be sick!!! NO ONE can fuck with Mr T!!!
thats a sick tee twista is wearing….we got a couple left in diff colors 1415 n ashland the bassment
I’m buying that next shit from the flea market… I’m a die hard Twista Fan but his shit been weak as hell. This is what he needs to do, Complete an album… not a mixtape album where each producer screams his name like he never made a record before and where all the features must introduce themselves before the track comes on… a complete album with one producer for the whole project… one sound, and very few features… if you do features make them Chicago only… give an album back to Chicago. Traxter… the album must only be produced entirely by The Legendary Traxter… but not that ATL bullshit; he been spending too much time there. Yea, you from THE city but if you’re not in Chicago when you record… both you and Twista then that is not a true Chicago Album… do the beats and rhymes all here… bend the blocks, get some city tickets, curse someone out, get chased out a neighborhood, cheif one, spend a night at garfield park… get that true Chicago state of mind then go record… true, we all have been effected by the industry and that will reflect in our life and inevitably our music… but you owe one to Chicago Twista… not this sweet shit either… fuck a club/radio banger… do it for the gang bangers who held you down when radio play wasn’t the goal, it was about gettin’ on and making music… the nigga don’t even rap fast anymore….step your game up Twista… next album i’m getting at the flea market off Division St. fo $2.00 until that point… and this is coming from a die hard twista fan who bought all his shit from best buy for $15.00… for real T… listen to your old shit and your latest shit… who was that nigga back then? definitely not the same rapper… fuck the fame T… Come back to Chicago… Twista & Traxter… Chicago for one good time… for old times sake. West Side.
1100 Block of N. Mason
Twista has been trying to follow trends the past 7 years or so. It has been disastrous. Compare Mobstability 1 with Mobstability 2…oh wait, they can’t even be compared. That’s how bad the falloff was. I believe in Twista and this album sounds like it could have some good stuff on it but then we have features with fuckin Ray J and Wacka Flocka. Thus, these are instant throwaway tracks. Like I said, Twista follows trends way the hell too late. NO ONE wants to hear Wacka Flocka on a track.
Look man Twista better get off that pu$$y a$$ r and b $hit Im getting sick of you soft lame wisper in the dark listening bit*he$ that I could puke. Remember the late 90s early 2000s everthing from this city was gangsta “besides rkelly” and even he did a track with crucial common where your heart at has the chi gone soft?