Directed by Alvin Elmore
We’ve heard nothing but great things about this powerful video for The Boy Illi’s “BlackMale” single which dropped earlier this year, featuring high profile cameos from Twista and Trae. And after some final touches and additions, the visual is finally ready for the world.
“BlackMale” takes the viewer from Chi-Town to H-Town, with a look at both cities and the cultures within them. Another job well done from Illi. Check it out above. Illi’s TheYearTape drops next Tuesday, December 9th.
Produced by VERYRVRE and DRAM.
With the release of A$AP Ferg’s new Ferg Forever mixtape comes this new collaboration from Fergenstein and Twista, which they’re calling “Fersomnia.”
Give “Fergsomnia” a listen below and grab Ferg’s Ferg Forever mixtape here.
Produced by Xcel. Directed by Anthony Devera.
The undisputed fastest in the Midwest get together and chop this Xcel track to shreds. It’s truly a crisis when you have Tech vs. Twist on a track. Thank you to the good people at GMG (or MTV?) who gave us these subtitles. Even seasoned vets such as myself need help sometimes.
The Dark Horse is available now. Get into “Crisis” mode above.
Twista joins The Rej3ctz on “All That”, the opening track on Dillon Francis’ Money Sucks, Friends Rule LP. This may seem like a bit of a random collaboration, but Twista’s rapid-fire flow and Dillon’s production mesh well.
Listen to “All That” below. If you like what you hear, Dillion’s album is available now on iTunes via Columbia and Mad Decent.
Directed by Cain Wild Beats
Go behind the scenes of The Boy Illinois’ new video for “Black Male,” which features Twista and Trae Tha Truth. The video drops next week, and it’s sure to be epic. We’ve been waiting a while on this one, so look for it to impact with a boom when it hits.
On the label, or not on the label, Trinidad doesn’t care. He comes back bigger and deffer for the “Def Jam” remix with Twista and Young Scooter in tow. Straight heat right here. 100 emojis all around.
Photos courtesy of Bradley Murray.
In case you’ve been under a rock for the past 24 hours, the first annual AAHH! Fest took place yesterday at Union Park and it was nothing short of amazing. The festival, which an estimated 9,000 people attended, kicked off with a performance from Lil Herb which was followed by sets from SZA, Jay Electronica, MC Lyte, De La Soul and Jennifer Hudson. Shortly after J Hud’s performance, Dave Chappelle hit the stage and introduced Lupe Fiasco. Following Lu’s performance, the man behind the festival, Common took the stage for his set which included a mini-set from Twista and surprise performance from Kanye West.
Yeah, go ahead and kick yourself if you missed out. Check out some dope shots from the festival and make sure you’re in attendance next year.
We’ve been doing FSD close to seven (gasp!) years now, and all of my time with the site, I’ve never seen Common and Twista grace the stage together. If its ever happened, I missed it. But all of that changed last night, as during Common’s closing set at AAHH Fest, he brought out, and I quote, “the first rapper to ever come out of Chicago.” Twista came out to the classic “Po Pimp,” where he ran through his verse and then went right into “Overnight Celebrity.” Unfortunately, Kanye didn’t come out for “Slow Jamz,” but it was dope to see all of these talents on the same stage last night.
Also, Common and Twista are both 22 years in, and both dropped albums in 2014. Think about that.
Update: Now with “Po Pimp” w/ Common below.