The Day After
In Stores Now!
You can call him the fastest MC in hip-hop history, the man with the flawless flow or simply the Chi-Town legend. Twista's earned all his accolades and can breathe one huge sigh of relief with 2004 behind him. After years of building one of raps most loyal street following and accumulating immeasurable respect among his peers in the music industry, Twista finally was rewarded with the mainstream recognition and over two million sales of his seventh albumthe classicKamikaze.
It was the best
thing in the world, like waiting to get you first sexual experience,
With the weight of the world off his shoulders, Twista didnt exactly take the time to breathe easy and kick back and relax. He focused on capitalizing off of his momentum and headed back in the lab for his next LP, The Day After. I called it The Day After, thinking about Kamikaze, he explained. I bumrushed the industry and did what I had to do and I didnt die. I got up out the rubbish and kept going so everything thats happened now is the day after. This was really the most stress free album I ever worked on cause it was after the success, Twista added. Its a struggle on the way up even after a little success, you still you trying to prove yourself, get respect for the city, and youre trying to go platinum.
With legendary status solidified and his feet firmly planted at the top of the game, Twista felt so comfortable with his song making acumen, he experimented like never before with different flows and song making approaches on The Day After. The whole time rapping throughout my career period, he described, I wrote every rhyme. This album, I had the confidence to write songs and go ahead and do songs right off the top of the dome. I call it exploring the different levels of creativity. Sometimes you may want to get intricate with your song construction and write the words down. I found out that though sometimes I want to flow more natural and come off the head. The experimentation raises your confidence and swagger.
With what he describes as his mojo turned up full blast, Twista has completed yet another magnum opuses that eclipsed his previous masterpieces sonically, lyrically and stylistically. The Windy City word blazer worked with the musics elite such as Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Snoopp Dogg, Mariah Carey, the Neptunes, Trey Songz, Kanye West, Scott Storch and his crew, the Speedknot Mobstaz, among others.
doesnt sound dissimilar to any Twista youve ever heard before.
The beat is distinct slow gangsta creep and the impassioned line gunman has
slow vehement flow that sounds like his voice was screwed and chopped. As
the track progresses, so does the line gunmens aggression and the pace
of his delivery. Twista
does have plenty of songs dedicated to the ladies however. Theres the
playful A.E.I.O.U., one of two tracks produced by the Neptunes,
which features Jaime Foxx twisting the syllables like never before where Twista
answers the advances of a female who claims to be just as potent
Twista can definitely
speak from experience. Growing up on the Westside of Chicago, better known
as "K-Town," Twista has been rapping since age 12, and like many
kids from his enviornment he had to overcome more in his adolescent formative
years than most people endure their entire lives. He felt the allure of drug
pushing, the gangs, pimping, but ultimately it was his true love of music
that would win out. Like
his hometown contemporaries, Twista gained his first fan following in the
streets by dissecting Windy City hood legends with a style no one has very
been able to define
At age 18 he signed his first record deal under the moniker Tung Twista and released his first LP in 1991, setting a precedent for clarity and speed in a rap delivery. It wasn't until six years later with the release of his Atlantic/ Big Beat debut Adrenaline Rush and its subsequent follow up, Mobstability with the Speedknot Mobstaz, that one of Chi-Town's finest established himself as a legend in the making with a penchant for making classic hits. Seemingly, Twista seemed destined to have his name cemented with the rising greats of the era like Jay-Z, DMX and Big Pun, however record label strife led Twista to take his talent back to its originsthe streets, where he would release three independent albums and sell over 150,000 copies with his only push being the word of mouth from his loyalists.
In the months since Twista
has been working on The Day After, hes kept one of the highest profiles
out of any rapper. Hes made guest appearances on blockbuster number
one LPs such as Mariah Careys The Emancipation of Mimi and R. Kellys
TP3 Reloaded as well as release the heart touching remix of Hope
on the Coach Carter soundtrack.
next year. Let's not lose focus of the event that is upon us. With the release
of The Day After, Twista is elevating his steadfast grind as a rapper and
planting another building block on his already strong foundation of music.
IS NOW OVER
Runner ups will receive:
-(1) copy of L.A. Rush from Midway Games for PS2
-(1) autographed copy of THE DAY AFTER
Check out the Hot Single
plus New Video!
"Girl Tonite" - Twista feat. Trey Songz
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