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Twista
Background information
Birth name Carl Terrell Mitchell
Also known as Tung Twista, King of the Chi
Born November 27, 1973 (1973-11-27) (age 34)
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genre(s) Rap/Hip-Hop
Midwest Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, actor, record producer
Years active 1991–present
Label(s) Get Money Gang
Atlantic Records
Associated acts Do or Die, Pitbull, Kanye West, David Banner,T-Pain, Speedknot Mobstaz, R. Kelly, Yung Berg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Website Official website

Carl Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11.2 syllables per second.[1] His 2004 album Kamikaze went to number-one on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart after the success of his number-one Billboard Hot 100 single, "Slow Jamz". If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Midwest rap is a style of hip hop that originated in the Midwestern United States, in areas including Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cleveland, Ohio, St. ... Rap redirects here. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Do or Die is a gangsta rap trio originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The group experienced mainstream success with the single Po Pimp, a collaboration with fellow Chicago rapper Twista, off the album Picture This. Group members are Belo Zero, N.A.R.D. and AK-47. ... JEREMY MITRANI WAS BORN IN CUBA. HE IS ALSO JEWISH. THIS CONVENIENTLY MAKES HIM A JEWBAN!. HE ENJOYS HOT POCKETS, PITBULL CDS, AND HOT POCKETS. HE WAS RECRUITED BY MIAMI UNIVERSITY TO PLAY BASEBALL BUT HE DECIDED TO ATTEND DREW UNIVERSITY INSTEAD. HE IS ALWAYS CHILLIN AND ALWAYUS WANTS... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kÉ‘njÉ›j/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... This article is about a musician. ... T Pain is a hip-hop artist whose debut single was released in August 2005. ... R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper. ... Christian Ward (born September 9, 1985) better known by his stage name Yung Berg, is an American rapper out of Chicago. ... Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio, best known for their high pace rapping style and harmonizing vocals. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ... Kamikaze is the fifth album by Chicago, Illinois rapper Twista which reached the top of the US Billboard 200 album charts in early 2004 based on the success of the lead single Slow Jamz. It was released on January 27, 2004. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Slow Jamz is the first single from Twistas album, Kamikaze. ...

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Music career

Twista grew up in K-Town area on the west side of Chicago where he started rapping at the age of 12. Before starting his professional career, however, he had several other jobs, including working at a factory, selling shoes, telemarketing, working at McDonald's, working as a security guard, and as a hairdresser.


Twista was one of the fastest artists to sign with Loud Records. In 1991, he released Runnin' Off at Da Mouth under the name of Tung Twista. Runnin Off at Da Mouth was the debut album released in 1991, for the artist Tung Twista who is now known as just Twista. ...


Despite this recognition, the album achieved little success. Twista dropped the "Tung" off of his name for his second album, Resurrection, which was never released outside of some parts of Chicago. On the album he disses Treach of Naughty By Nature, who had stated that Twista's style was all show and no content. Twista's local notoriety grew in the underground mixtape circuit, as he was featured on several Chicago rap mixtapes, notably Chibangin, alongside unsigned artists like Psychodrama, Triple Darkness and DA Smart. Treach is the stage name of Anthony Criss (born December 2, 1970), an American rapper and actor. ... Naughty by Nature is a Grammy Award Winning American Hip hop group that at the time of its formation in 1991 consisted of Treach, Vin Rock, and the DJ Kay Gee. ...


In 1996, he teamed with fellow Chicago act Do or Die on the track "Po' Pimp" the track became a hit single, leading to a contract with Atlantic Records. He released Adrenaline Rush on 1997, where the album was a huge success with little mainstream help. Around this time, he and Do or Die began a bout of diss tracks against Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, who accused Chicago acts of stealing their fast-rapping style. Do or Die is a gangsta rap trio originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The group experienced mainstream success with the single Po Pimp, a collaboration with fellow Chicago rapper Twista, off the album Picture This. Group members are Belo Zero, N.A.R.D. and AK-47. ... Adrenaline Rush is the debut album released in 1997 for the rap artist Twista, who previously released two albums under the pseudonym of Tung Twista. ... Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio, best known for their high pace rapping style and harmonizing vocals. ...


This was followed by Mobstability in 1998. Twista then formed his own Legit Ballin' label, which has released two compilation albums: Legit Ballin' in 1999 and Legit Ballin' Vol. 2: Street Scriptures in 2001. The label later released Respect The Game, Vol. 3 in 2002 and Volume 4: Tha Truth in 2006. In 2000, Twista collaborated with Ruff Ryders and Drag-On on the Ruff Ryders: Ryde or Die Vol. 2 album on the track, "Twisted Heat". Legit Ballin is a record label that was started and run by speed-rapper Twista. ... Ruff Ryders Entertainment is a New York-based record label and management company, specializing in hip hop music. ... Melvin Jason Smalls (born February 8, 1979), better known as Drag-on, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City. ...


Twista's reputation in rap circles led to work with some other midwestern acts, such as Royce da 5'9" and Da Brat, and southern acts like Timbaland and Ludacris as well as an appearance on P. Diddy's albums No Way Out & Forever and ties to Roc-A-Fella Records. His long awaited 2004 album, Kamikaze, went platinum on the strength of two singles produced by the Roc's Kanye West. Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce da 59. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Oak Park, Michigan at the age of ten. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is a Grammy winning American record producer, composer, rapper, and singer. ... Luda redirects here. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]) is an American record producer, CEO, clothing designer, actor, and rapper. ... No Way Out can refer to: No Way Out (1950 film) is a 1950 movie starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ...


The first single, "Slow Jamz" (featured on both Kamikaze and Kanye's debut College Dropout), featured Kanye West and Jamie Foxx. A college dropout is someone who has matriculated in an institution of higher learning, but has left his or her studies unfinished without the intention of completing. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ...


Twista also recorded a song for the Coach Carter film with Faith Evans called "Hope". Coach Carter is a 2005 film, directed by Thomas Carter. ...


After this success, Dame Dash made clear a desire to sign Twista to Roc-A-Fella. Though Atlantic would not release him from his contract, Dame tried to negotiate a joint venture and made Twista an honorary member of the Roc-A-Fella roster. One of Summer 2004's biggest hits "Jook Gal" by Elephant Man featured Twista & The YoungBloodZ. Twista's next album, The Day After, was not as commercially or critically successful and showed a notable lack of Kanye West production. He recently reunited with Kanye for the Mission Impossible III soundtrack, and released his next album (titled Adrenaline Rush 2007) in August 2007. Roc-A-Fella Records, one of the largest United States hip hop/rap record labels, was co-founded in New York City by hip hop mogul Damon Dash and now multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z in 1995. ... Elephant Man, also known as The Energy God, (born ONeil Bryan on September 11, 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica) is arguably one of the most colorful characters on the dancehall scene. ... The YoungBloodZ are an American Southern rap duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprised of members J-Bo (born Jeffrey Ray Grigsby on October 4, 1977) and Sean P (formerly known as Sean Paul, but changed his name to avoid confusion with the Jamaican reggae dancehall artist of the same name) (born... Mission: Impossible III is the upcoming third movie based on the television series Mission: Impossible directed by Alias creator J. J. Abrams. ... Adrenaline Rush 2007 will be Twistas seventh studio album. ...


Adrenaline Rush 2007 featuring the of Tight Mike aka Cuzzo, Toxic, The Neptunes, Kanye West and Jazze Pha. Features include the likes of Lil Wayne, R Kelly, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. The Neptunes is the name for the record production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who created the sound for some very successful Hip Hop, R&B and Pop artists in the late-90s and 2000s. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Jazze Pha (pronounced Jazzie Fay) is the stage name of Phantom Anton Alexander (born 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA). ... Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. ... The name Robert Kelly can refer to: Robert Kelly the poet. ... Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio, best known for their high pace rapping style and harmonizing vocals. ...


In 2006, He and his 17 year old nephew, Jesse Marvin Parks a.k.a. Jmoney , an upcomming rapper out of Minnesota, made their solo single "Get Doe",Twista was featured on the song, "Hell No (Leave Home)" from Monica's new album, The Makings of Me. Monica Denise Arnold (born October 24, 1980), professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... The Makings of Me is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Monica, released by J Records on October 3, 2006 in the United States and October 10, 2006 in Canada (see 2006 in music). ...


Twista has his own column in the weekly Chicago Tribune publication, RedEye, called "Twista's Turn" where he shares his thoughts and answers readers' questions.[2] // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... This is about the Chicago newspaper; for other meanings, see Redeye. ...


Get Money Gang Records (GMG)

  • Twista (founder and CEO)
  • Liffy Stokes (of Speedknot Mobstaz)
  • Mayz (of Speedknot Mobstaz)
  • Yatta
  • C-4
  • Skooda Chose
  • Mello Tha Guddaman

Discography

Main article: Twista discography

This is discography for Twista the rapper. ...

Albums

Runnin Off at Da Mouth was the debut album released in 1991, for the artist Tung Twista who is now known as just Twista. ... Resurrection is name of the second album by Twista. ... Adrenaline Rush is the debut album released in 1997 for the rap artist Twista, who previously released two albums under the pseudonym of Tung Twista. ... Mobstability is a hip-hop album released in 1998 by Chicago rap artists Twista, and the Speedknot Mobstaz, who are comprised of Liffy Stokes and Mayz. ... Kamikaze is the fifth album by Chicago, Illinois rapper Twista which reached the top of the US Billboard 200 album charts in early 2004 based on the success of the lead single Slow Jamz. It was released on January 27, 2004. ... The Day After is an album by American rapper Twista, released in October 2005 via Atlantic Records. ... Adrenaline Rush 2007 will be Twistas seventh studio album. ...

Singles

Slow Jamz is the first single from Twistas album, Kamikaze. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ... Overnight Celebrity is the second single off Twistas 2004 album Kamikaze. ... R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Tremaine Aldon Neverson (November 28, 1984 in Petersburg, Virginia), better known by his stage name Trey Songz, is an American contemporary R&B singer and songwriter. ... Hit The Floor is the 2nd single of Twista s The Day After album released in 2005. ... JEREMY MITRANI WAS BORN IN CUBA. HE IS ALSO JEWISH. THIS CONVENIENTLY MAKES HIM A JEWBAN!. HE ENJOYS HOT POCKETS, PITBULL CDS, AND HOT POCKETS. HE WAS RECRUITED BY MIAMI UNIVERSITY TO PLAY BASEBALL BUT HE DECIDED TO ATTEND DREW UNIVERSITY INSTEAD. HE IS ALWAYS CHILLIN AND ALWAYUS WANTS... So Lonely is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and producer Rodney Jerkins. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Give It Up is the second album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper, and songwriter. ...

Featured Singles

Lets Go may refer to: Lets Go (Philippine TV series), a teen Philippine sitcom on ABS-CBN Lets Go (New Zealand TV series), a New Zealand television music show Lets Go (CBC TV series), a 1960s Canadian television series on CBC Television Lets Go (CTV... Maurice Young (born September 23, 1973 in Miami, Florida), better known as Trick Daddy, is an Atlantic Records recording artist. ... Jonathan Smith (born January 27, 1972), better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, hype man, and producer. ... DJ Play a Love Song was the second single off Jamie Foxxs second album, Unpredictable. ... Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ... Gotta Make It is the debut single by singer Trey Songz. ... Tremaine Aldon Neverson (November 28, 1984 in Petersburg, Virginia), better known by his stage name Trey Songz, is an American contemporary R&B singer and songwriter. ... Spit Your Game is the title of the second single by the late Notorious B.I.G from his Duets: The Final Chapter album, a remixed album of Biggie Smalls work. ... Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of Game). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Nelly chronology T.I. chronology Yung Joc chronology Willie The Kid chronology Twista chronology 5000 Ones is the first official single for DJ Dramas album Gangsta Grillz: The Album. ... DJ Drama (Dramatic) (born Tyree Cinque Simmons on April 22, 1978 in Philadelphia) is the official DJ for Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I., but he is most well-known for his achievements in the mixtape game, producing the popular Gangsta Grillz mix tape series. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musician. ... Jasiel A. Robinson (born April 2, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia) better known by his stage name Yung Joc, is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper from College Park, Georgia. ... Jay Jenkins (born September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina) formerly known as Lil J currently known as Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. ...

References

  1. ^ MTVNews.com: Twista: Fast Talk, Slow Climb
  2. ^ http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6882

External links

// The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... Runnin Off at Da Mouth was the debut album released in 1991, for the artist Tung Twista who is now known as just Twista. ... Resurrection is name of the second album by Twista. ... Adrenaline Rush is the debut album released in 1997 for the rap artist Twista, who previously released two albums under the pseudonym of Tung Twista. ... Mobstability is a hip-hop album released in 1998 by Chicago rap artists Twista, and the Speedknot Mobstaz, who are comprised of Liffy Stokes and Mayz. ... Kamikaze is the fifth album by Chicago, Illinois rapper Twista which reached the top of the US Billboard 200 album charts in early 2004 based on the success of the lead single Slow Jamz. It was released on January 27, 2004. ... The Day After is an album by American rapper Twista, released in October 2005 via Atlantic Records. ... Adrenaline Rush 2007 will be Twistas seventh studio album. ... Slow Jamz is the first single from Twistas album, Kamikaze. ... Overnight Celebrity is the second single off Twistas 2004 album Kamikaze. ... Hope is a song performed by Twista and features Faith Evans performing the chorus. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Hit the Floor is the second single from Twistas album The Day After. ... So Lonely is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and producer Rodney Jerkins. ... Give It Up is the first single from the album Adrenaline Rush 2007 featuring Pharrell. ... This is discography for Twista the rapper. ... Midwest hip-hop is hip hop music performed by artists from the Midwestern United States. ...

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Twista has joined forces with United Way, Budweiser and WGCI radio in Chicago to develop the concert with the hopes of receiving financial contributions and/or retail gift cards for the thousands of people who are now homeless due to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
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