It’s hard to believe that the new Twista & Do or Die collabo project drops in one week. Yes, May 19th. It’s here, finally. Withdrawal, an album almost 20 years in the making. Two of Chicago’s rap titans together on one album. And we’re told it’s worth the wait. So yeah, 20 years of build up, and in less than seven days we can own it.
Today, we were lucky enough to get our hands on some exclusive materials from the album including the official artwork and album inserts. The song credits, outside panels, inside panels, CD art, back cover, etc. — you can now check it all out below.
Also, after studying the materials, it appears only AK and Belo of Do or Die are involved in the project, while Leon Fondren, Dennis Round, Von Starr, P Flawz and Darnell Smith produce the project. Very interested to hear it.
Check out the goods below.
Produced by P Flawz.
Sunny Woodz channels his inner DJ Khaled and enlists the help of Supa Bwe, MC Tree, Twista and MarVo for “Feel The Wave,” the first offering from Sunny’s upcoming Sunny Side Up EP.
Supa, Tree, Vo and Twista on the same track almost isn’t fair and it’s just as solid of a record as you’d expect. Feel the wave below and look for Sunny Side Up to impact later this year.
Twista gets down to business on this new one, rapid fire style, with some assistance from Chop Squad’s Johnny May Cash and the Ill Boyz. How I Feel? Feeling good, feeling great, how are you? Brighten your day even more with this new release below.
Fox 32 caught up with Twista and his manager Rawle Stewart to talk about their new campaign, Voice of the Streetz, which seeks to combat violence in Chicago by forming a union of rappers from all corners of the city.
Instead of singing, the musicians will be listening to what they can do to assist the communities.
“Just this past year I’ve had three people that I’ve known, that’s close to me, pass away due to violence,” said Rawle Stewart, the manager of hip-hop artist Twista.
Stewart’s friend, and manager of Chicago rapper Lil Durk, was killed in March. Stewart is using his connections and the artist’s fan base to draw attention to the issue.
“You know someone once told me music is God’s way of talking to his people and I just think we need to figure a way to use the music and the people behind it to point us in the right direction,” Stewart said.
Stewart has named the movement “Voice of the Streetz”.
When Chicago-born hip-hop artist Twista heard about his manager’s idea, he was immediately on board.
In an exclusive interview, Twista told FOX 32, “Anytime a person has a positive sparkle, a spark in his head to do something to stop something that’s bad happening, especially kids getting killed in the streets and people shooting and things like that, I mean, anything to stop something like that is a good time.”
Moments ago, we gave you the premiere of Twista and Do or Die’s first single from Withdrawal titled “Aquafina.” The union of Do or Die and Twista for a collaborative project has been a long time in the making, and on May 19th that dream of many finally becomes a reality. A welcomed one at that.
Many artists try to recreate long-dormant chemistry years after the fact, but trust that these two factions haven’t lost that spark together. They’ve picked up right where they left off, actually.
The album is available for pre-order now via GMG/Empire, but we were album to get our hands on the official track list, which you can now view below. The EP is six tracks deep and includes no features from rappers, only hooks from the likes of B. Scott and P. Flawz. Get a sneak peek below. Pre-order right here.