Tag: Twista

Twista’s “Hope” Lands On Top 40 Charts 10 Years After Release

| May 14, 2014 | 2 Comments


The pop charts can be a weird place. Late last year, you probably remember reading about Kanye West’s awesome “Gone” landing on the Billboard charts eight years after its release thanks to a goofy viral video. Well, it appears another one of Chicago’s top artists is having the same fate, as Twista’s 2004 single “Hope” (featuring Faith Evans and sometimes Cee-Lo) has landed on the UK’s Top 40 chart 10 years after its initial release.

How did this happen, you ask? Well, it came to fruition thanks to the song appearing on the insanely popular ‘Britain’s Got Talent‘ television program. Last week, two young kids performed the song in front of millions of Brits, and it was so well received that it created a frenzy of people buying and playing the song. It’s last appearance on the charts was in 2004 when it peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #31.

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US hip-hop star Twista is in with a shot at returning to the Top 40 hit this week with Hope FT Faith Evans, new at Number 36 following its appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.

Hit the jump to check out the kids performing “Hope” on Britain’s Got Talent. Homeboy kinda nails the Twista verses. Let’s hope “Hope” continues to creep up the charts and enjoys a long and fruitful second life.

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The Boy Illinois f/ Trae Tha Truth & Twista – BlackMale

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by C.O.O.P.

The Boy Illinois gets some assistance from Trae Tha Truth and Twista for his latest single, “BlackMale”. It’s deeper than rap, so press play below and listen up.

Illi’s new project, Pointé: New Age Colonialism, drops later this year.

Twista f/ Tia London – It’s Yours

| April 26, 2014 | 1 Comment


Produced by The Legendary Traxster

Twista. Traxster. Tia. The triumphant trio. They’ve done it before, and they’ve done it again, and today they realign for Twista’s official first single from his forthcoming album, The Dark Horse. Twista and Traxster get back to basics on “It’s Yours” as their proven chemistry oozes out from all angles here. Look for this one to impact radio very soon, but right here, right now you’re getting your first look. It’s all yours.

Rolls Royce Rizzy f/ Twista, K Camp, Jermaine Dupri & Lil Scrappy – Gah Damn (Remix)

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments


A DJ Smallz Exclusive

Rolls Royce Rizzy rolls out the red carpet for this all-star remix of his current ATL hit, “Gah Damn.” Twista, K Camp, JD and Lil Scrappy are all on hand to improve on the original. Give it a spin below and be on the lookout for DJ Smallz’ Second Quarter Pressure project coming soon.

Ty Dolla $ign f/ Twista – Work Pt. 2 (Chopped Not Slopped)

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments


One of the many highlights from Ty Dolla $ign’s super solid Beach House EP is Twista’s show-stealing verse on the second half of “Work” , which also features Casey Veggies. With DJ Candlestick and OG Ron C putting their own touch on Ty Dolla’s EP, we now have Twista’s contribution in ‘chopped not slopped’ form.

If you haven’t heard Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House EP, do yourself a favor and grab it from iTunes now. Not now, but right now. Check out the Chopstars’ version of Ty and Twista’s “Work” below.

Video: Twista f/ DJ Victoriouz – Want My Love

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Produced by The Legendary Traxster

Here we have the fourth visual from Twista’s recently released EP, Back To The Basics. The clip co-stars the ravishing, Deelishis. Watch and fall in love.

Video: Twista & TI on MTV Rap Fix

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is one of the best episodes of MTV’s Rap Fix that I’ve seen in a while. Twista talks about his new EP, Back To The Basics, and his long career in the music business. He also talks about the red hot Chicago rap scene, and talks how it differs from the College Dropout era and the “Po Pimp” era. He also talks about how he came together with Chance to do “Cocoa Butter Kisses.” And a fun fact: these two met at the Fake Shore Drive/adidas event at Villa.

TI’s segment is very dope, too. He talks a lot about the music biz as well. A must watch for budding rappers and business minds. Good game, on the free, from two legends.

Video: Twista – Ferocious

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Directed by Zae. Produced by Traxster.

With Lee England Jr. on the violin and Traxster on the beat, Twista gets ferocious in this new one from his Back To Basics EP. The EP just dropped today, and it’s nothing but pure fury from T. He really gets back to the essence on the project. Grab it here – it’s ferocious.

On The Set w/ Twista, DJ Victoriouz & Deelishis For “Want My Love”

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments


Twista’s new EP, Back To Basics, hits iTunes and other fine online retailers tomorrow, and in promotion of the project, last night he linked with DJ Victoriouz and the lovely Deelishis to film the video for “Want My Love.” The track appears as the last song on the EP, and you’ll be able to hear it in full tomorrow.

Yesterday, Deelishis caught a plane to Chicago to link with Twista and sexy up his new clip. Check out some behind the scenes pics above and below. Look for the full video in the near future.

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Video: Twista – Beast

| December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Directed by Nick Brazinsky. Produced by DJ Tight Mike.

Twista picks up where he left off in his previous video and continues the lyrical onslaught in the latest visual offering from his Back To The Basics EP. T’s definitely 2-0 with this joint.

Check out the video above and be sure to cop Back To The Basics when it hit’s iTunes on December 10th.