The pioneering platinum rapper put Chicago on the rap map and made the double-time rap style a rap staple. Despite selling millions of albums and popularizing a delivery incorporated by everyone from Jay-Z to Eminem, the Windy City rapper remains largedly unheralded by the uninformed. That s why hes named his new album The Dark Horse.
Twista does just that on The Dark Horse selections For Me And You and Scale The Wall. Produced by longtime sonic partner The Legendary Traxster (Do Or Die, Mariah Carey), these two songs add new installments to the pairs classic collaborations. But for Twista, it all comes down to the music. Its the reason hes remained one of raps top talents for two decades. Its the love of the music, he says. I do other things and I have other business ventures that I do, but my love is really with the music. I keep doing it and staying in it because I love music. I still get excited every time I hear a beat or think of a different flow.
Now with The Dark Horse, Twista brings new life into his music by recreating his classic style and building upon it, too. I try not to break what I know is already cool or what people want from me, he says. People want to just hear that fierce Twista stuff that they know and love. The main thing Im doing with this album is staying true to what people know that I do.