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Twista announces new album + drops first single “Baddest” produced by Zaytoven & featuring Cap 1

2017 marks Twista’s 25th year in the music business. TWENTY. FIVE. YEARS. An incredible feat, by all measures. A lot of rappers don’t last 18 months let a lone decade, and T is pushing towards his third full one in the game. Commendable, for sure.

Today, he announces his 10th studio album, Crook County, named loosely after the county that birthed him (and one of my favorite tracks from 1998’s Mobstability), and is due to hit fine digital retailers on July 7th. Soon, very soon.

For the first single he linked with storied ATL producer Zaytoven, as well as another Chicago living legend, Cap 1. Cap laced the hook, while Zay handles the beat. An all-star track of epic proportions.

Twista unveiled both the cover art and track list for Crook County, which can be found above and below. The album looks stacked, including work with some of the Chi’s top rising stars like Supa Bwe, Vic Spencer, Jeremih, The Boy Illinois and YP.

Check out the track and the track list below.

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Twista celebrates 4/20 by dropping “Happy Days” video with Supa Bwe

Honestly, what would 4/20 be without a new track from Twista? Not a Holiday, that’s for sure. And today, he celebrates the national holiday of the herbal arts by cutting loose “Happy Days” alongside his homie, Supa Bwe.

Not only did they drop the track, but they’ve also unleashed a video for it. They even have a cameo from Migos. Now that’s a win. Watch and listen below.

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Watch Lone Springs a short film by Cole Bennett starring Femdot, Warhol.SS, King Louie, Taylor Bennett & More

Director extraordinaire, Cole Bennett, emerges with his first-ever shot film titled Lone Springs, featuring some of Chicago’s best and brightest talents. The movie stars the homie Femdot (getting that leading man status), and features appearances from the likes of Twista, Warhol.SS, Taylor Bennett, King Louie, Supa Bwe, Famous Dex, Saint Millie and others. I’m sure I’m forgetting a few because there’s so many people in it, but you can now watch it below.

Take a trip to Lone Springs now.

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Mick Jenkins, Twista & Supa Bwe join Sunny Woodz for “OnNat”

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When Mick, Twista and Supa Bwe connect, it’s just like Magic. Get it? Well, you might get it once you press play, as “OnNat” reworks The Legendary Traxster’s reworking of “Munchies for your Love” for PsychoDrama’s “Magic.” Yeah, a cult classic just got that 2017 twist courtesy of Sunny Woodz.

This all-star cast really evokes greatness on this new leak from Sunny’s forthcoming SunnySideUp2 album, due out sometime in 2017. Well, let me get back to my stroll. Listen to “OnNat” below.

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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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