According to Webster’s Dictionary the formal term for the word Twister is “one that twists”. Well this “Twista” would be defined not only as one who can twist, but a lyrical phenom who has the ability to ride a beat flawlessly, a former Guinness Book World Record holder for being the fastest rapper in the world, and certified hit-maker.
Twista formally “Tung Twista”, was born Carl Terrell Mitchell in Chicago, Illinois, has been a driving force in the music industry for over 10 years.
Signing with Atlantic Records in 1997 after a featured appearance on Do or Die’s hit produced by The Legendary Traxster “Po Pimp“, Twista released his third studio album, Adrenaline Rush. The following year Twista formed the group Speedknot Mobstaz. In 2004 Twista released Kamikaze, which debuted at #1 on the American Billboard 200 chart. Kicking down the door in 2004 with the monster single “Slow Jamz” which featured Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, the single became a number-one hit in the US. The album which sold around two million copies included other top singles such as “Overnight Celebrity” and “So Sexy” featuring R.Kelly.
With the success of Kamikaze it gave Twista a new platform to significantly place himself within the rap community. In the following years Twista would release 2005′s The Day After , 2007′s Adrenaline Rush 2007, and 2009′s Category F5. Following the 2008 launch of his own record label, Get Money Gang Entertainment, Twista released his eight solo album, The Perfect Storm in 2010. More recently Twista has released a mixtape, “Reloaded” with DJ Don Cannon and has been working on his next album titled, “The Dark Horse” .
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