A few months back we heard the live version of “Jewels & Drugs,” and now thanks to Gaga’s album being available for stream, we now have the CDQ version for you. And yeah, this definitely sounds like something that’d be on a Lil Jon album, but it’s super dope that Gaga recruited this lineup. Twista snaps.
Hit the jump to check it out, and stream her full album, Art Pop, here.
Good news for Do or Die fans: Belo is back and has a project set to drop any day now. Over the past few months, we’ve seen a slew of AK (of Do or Die) drops, and now Belo is here to make some noise by his damn self. His forthcoming album is titled I Plead The Fifth, and it will be released via Po House and Wicked Entertainment.
I’ve had an early preview of the project and it’s sounding great thus far. It’s Belo’s take on contemporary hip-hop, mixed with that traditional Belo/DOD sound we’ve come to love over the past 15-20 years. While we’ve heard a few leaks here and there, “Cum & Go” is the first official single, and it features his Westside brethren Twista, Cold Hard and John Blu. Today, however, we’re only getting the version with Twista and John on it. You gotta wait for the album for the whole thing.
It’s a Chi-Town affair of epic proportions. How could you not check this one out?
It’s been exactly 15 years since Twista and his cronies, the Speedknot Mobstaz, dropped their undisputed classic, Mobstability (well, 15 years ago yesterday to be exact. October 6, 1998.) Twista’s Adrenaline Rush was a regional smash a year prior in 1997, and T upped the ante in ’98 by bringing two of his homies along to help with the heavy lifting, Liffy Stokes and Mayz. On some days, I might declare that Mobstability is a superior album to Adrenaline Rush (but I emphasize on some days). Why? Well, Traxster produced both projects in full, and on Mobstability Traxster took a step in a more commercial direction. His production sounded fuller, more radio ready.
It’s official: Bandman Kevo is now a part of Twista’s GMG imprint. A round of applause, please. And to celebrate this occasion, Kevo and T have decided to give the world a brand new joint, one called “Who Is Dat.” If you don’t know, now you know.
Two days ago, we learned that a Louisiana elementary school was under fire for teaching its fourth grade students about Twista and pimps by mentioning Do Or Die and Twista’s “Po Pimp” in reading material given to the students. Fast forward to today and both AK and Belo of Do Or Die have released official statements regarding the outrage.
“I am honored and excited that our song is included in the school’s curriculum, music is engaging and should be used as a learning tool. After all, these kids know all the words to these songs maybe now they can find some pleasure in doing their school work”
Hit the jump to see what Belo had to say.
Johnny P is truly one of Chicago’s unsung heroes. He could probably be best described as Chicago’s answer to Nate Dogg, but he’s so much more than that. Johnny’s voice has lent credibility to countless hit singles over the years, and we feel the crooner doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, truth is stranger than fiction. This time it comes in the form of a Louisiana elementary school who is under fire for teaching students about Twista, pimps and mobstaz. Sounds like an ill curriculum to me.
The only problem here is how a kid in fourth grade doesn’t know what a pimp is. Which brings back memories of asking my Mom what a prostitute was as a seven-year-old after listening to this.
But peep the spin move of the person who upped the video: “Obama’s Common Core Program Teaching 4th Graders About ‘Pimp’ and ‘Mobstaz.’” I see the real agenda here.
You want a complicated and challenging assignment? Have the kids decipher Twista’s verse. That’ll keep ‘em busy. Check out the video above to see what all the fuss is about.
Directed by Nick Brazinsky.
Queens meets the Chi once again as Havoc and Twista’s recent collaboration comes to life for the official visual. The self-produced “Eyes Open” can be found on Havoc’s latest solo effort, 13.
Keep your eyes open and press play above.
Wow. Twista lands on the new Gaga single and album. Salute that man.
Sway’s Chicago Week continues with some good interview footage with Twista, who dropped by the show at Chicago’s New Era store. This is one of the better T interviews I’ve seen in a while, as he opens up about what’s happening with Chicago’s new scene, what it was like recording Adrenaline Rush (people were trying to kill him), the Roc-A-Fella days, Pimp C and his forthcoming album, Dark Horse.
Yep, this is required watching. Check the second part below the jump.