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Twista pens open letter to longtime friend Kanye West

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As you’ve surely seen and heard by now, last night Kanye West was admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital after what dispatchers called a “psychiatric emergency.” This comes just days after concerts in San Jose and Sacramento where the rapper made some shocking off-kilter remarks supporting Donald Trump, and taking shots at friends Beyonce, Jay and Drake. Something was off.

Most will never know the tremendous pressures of the music business — or the trappings of fame. And Kanye has endured this more than most — certainly more than the other artists of his 2004 class.

That said, longtime friend and collaborator, Twista, who himself has stayed relevant for over 25 years in the game, sent over an open letter penned to Yeezy. He empathizes, sympathizes, and lets Kanye and the world know he has his full support. Twista understands like most never could.

Get well soon, Kanye. Read Twista’s wise words below.

I woke up this morning and i felt the need to prayer for those who might not have a voice to pray. The music business is a very stressful business to be in, i been doing this for a very long time and believe me when i say it takes a very strong minded person to go thru the daily shit that you have to go thru. “the smile of a clown” a clown gets paid to make other people happy, even if that clown might be going through a mental break down, that clown can’t let the public see him cry or else he might loose the only job that helps him take care of his family.

the music business is all about profit and elevation, the more hotter you are the more money you make, the longer your career lasts. the only catch to that is no one stays hot forever, no one can be new over and over again, so now you have the pressure from your fans, record label, friends,family, bill collectors, and the media to keep making hot music and never get old. take a min and think about that, can you imagine the pressure and responsibility a person gotta have not only to be successful but also to stay successful too?

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Watch Twista & Jeremih recreate Friday in their “Next To You” video

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Twista and Jeremih join forces to recreate the classic flick Friday in their new video for “Next To You.” As you remember, the song sampled here was prominently featured in the 1995 film. For the video, however, they take it to the front porch like Smokey and Craig — with B-Hype playing Twista’s partner in crime. Hopefully nobody got knocked the **** out, maaaaan.

Watch the clip below.

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Twista taps Jeremih for his new single “Next To You”

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Twista and Jeremih haven’t missed yet. They have a baker’s dozen of great records together, and today they keep the streak alive with “Next To You,” a record straight for the ladies, which flips the Rose Royce classic, that you definitely heard in Friday. You know the record. It’s great, and it’s good to hear Jeremih and Twista back together. Is there a new T album on the way? We’re not sure, but it looks like it.

Don’t miss Jeremih at our 30 Days In LA show with Red Bull Sound Select, going down at the historic Mayan Theater on November 11th. Only a select number of tix still avail. Get them while supplies last.

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Phor f/ Twista – Thinking Cap

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The sky is falling. At least it feels that way. July has been a hard month on us all. From Chicago’s murder rate growing higher than it has in nearly 20 years to the brutal shootings of innocent black men at the hands of police officers, the world needs some serious healing.

How do we change things? Well, today Phor takes a closer more introspective look into this subject with “Thinking Cap.” Yeah, he’s putting his head together with the triple O.G. Twista to speak up on the issues and try to find a solution. The change is within us all. Start making a difference today.

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Sunny Woodz f/ Supa Bwe & Twista – Princess Kaguya (Remix)

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Master playmaker and human connector, Sunny Woodz, got his hands on Supa Bwe’s 2015 release “Princess Kaguya” and gave it the remix treatment — bringing the Tung Twista along for the ride, to make an intergalactic record even more out of this world.

This is a first class rocket ship flight here. Get your astronaut suit and take a cruise below — this remix is hitting.

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