Remember the first time you heard “Notorious Thugs” and you were like “Damn, Biggie is rapping just like Bone. Man, he might even have done the Bone better than Bone did.” Well, we’re not saying that’s the case here (doing the Twista, better than Twista that is), but damn if YP doesn’t step up in that double time flow and own it like a boss. He mastered that one effortlessly.
“Stop” is a dope summertime record featuring YP and the legend, Twista. Two superb emcees, kicking some traditional shit-talking. Looking forward to YP’s Backwood Jones project, due out later this year. Enjoy this first look below. No serious, stop what you’re doing for “Stop.”
Directed by Nick Brazinsky. Produced by The Legendary Traxster.
Did you forget about Twista? I sure hope not. The Dark Horse is always lurking. And even if he’s bound by a straight-jacket his presence will always be felt. In his latest clip, we join T in the mental ward for some psychiatric evaluations of another kind.
The Dark Horse rides everywhere on August 9, 2014.
Twista season is upon us. With his Dark Horse LP available for pre-order on iTunes, Twista drops a quick track to remind those of what he does on the mic.
The Dark Horse hits stores and digital retailers August 12th. Until then, get a taste of “Dark Horse Flow” below. Props to Nav for the heads up.
Man. Dawreck’s b-day party at Abbey Pub last week looked like one to remember. GMG was in the building. Drama Ward was in the building. A whole lot of other people were in the building…
Yes, you get to see Buk perform his verse on “Adrenaline Rush” and sure T does it at every show — but have you ever seen them do the Trax-produced classic together? Perhaps — but it’s still a rarity. Check out the footage if you missed out above.
Thanks to Midwest Mixtapes
Looks like the wait for Twista’s Dark Horse LP is almost over. According to Best Buy, Twista’s ninth studio album is due out August 12th and will include thirteen new records from the veteran emcee.
The album’s official artwork can be found above, while the track list minus guest features and production credits can be found below. Check out the track list below and stay tuned for more info on The Dark Horse.
Twsita and Traxster have done it again. 22 years in the game and they’re still putting numbers on the board. Some of you aren’t even 22 years old yet, so try to wrap your heads around this level of longevity. Twista and Traxster (with assistance from Tia London) can add yet another hit to their resume, as their recently released “It’s Yours” is heating up the airwaves and was this week’s most added song on urban radio. 34 cities have added the track into rotation, so congrats are in order to all parties involved.
Check out the monitor report and city add list below. If you don’t have the track yet, I suggest you buy it here.
Directed by DGainz.
Do Or Die’s Belo Zero revisits his I Plead The Fifth LP from 2013 and delivers an official video for ” Cum & Go”, featuring Twista and singer John Blu. The album version of this track features a verse from Westside veteran Cold Hard, but the official single/video version only features Twista and Blu.
Check out the video above and be sure to grab I Plead The Fifth on iTunes.
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.
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.
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.