18 Facts About Twista


Twista is best known for his chopper style of rapping and for once holding the title of fastest English-speaking rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.


In 1997, after appearing on Do or Die's hit single "Po Pimp", produced by the Legendary Traxster, Twista signed with Big Beat and Atlantic Records, where he released his third album Adrenaline Rush and formed the group Speedknot Mobstaz, in 1998.


Twista had by then dropped the "Tung" from his stage name.


In 1998, Twista teamed with other Chicago area rappers to form Speedknot Mobstaz.


In 2000, Twista collaborated with Ruff Ryders and Drag-On on the album Ruff Ryders: Ryde or Die Vol.


Twista collaborated with Memphis Bleek on "Is That Your Chick " on the album The Understanding.


Twista appeared on the single "Hell No " from Monica's 2006 album The Makings of Me.

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In 2008, Twista launched a new record label called Get Money Gang Entertainment and the album Category F5 with the hit, "Wetter".


In 2009, Twista appeared on the single "Legendary" with fellow Chicago rappers AK-47 of Do or Die and Saurus and Bones.


Twista released his eighth solo album entitled, The Perfect Storm on November 9,2010.


In January 2013, Twista was featured in a remix of Lil Reese's song "Traffic".


Twista was rumored to be in the works of signing a record deal with Kanye West's record label GOOD Music, although in an interview with HipHopDX, Twista denied the rumor.


Twista appeared on the song "Jewels n' Drugs" by Lady Gaga on the album Artpop.


Twista is featured on the song "Gossip" from When Music Worlds Collide released in May 2015.


Twista appeared on ABC's To Tell the Truth in 2017.


Twista released the mixtape Summer 96 in 2019, this includes the song "Home Invasion" which features Do or Die and produced by Hearon Tracks.


In 2019, Twista appeared as a judge on the rap competition series Rhythm + Flow on Netflix.


Twista was married from 1991 to 1999 and had a daughter with his ex-wife.