Twista brought his vintage urban swag to Kalamazoo’s Shakespeare’s Pub Saturday night. His legendary lightening-fast delivery has the speed of a real twister and caused the crowd to react as if they were one. ASAP Promotions and Shakespeare’s Pub continue to bring quality music from all genres to the area. When other venues turned away hip-hop music Shakespeare kept the door open to local hip-hop artists.
The Chicago rapper performed his classic jams “Girl Tonite,” “Overnight Celebrity” “Is That Yo Bitch” and the famous Kanye West breakthrough hit,”Slow Jamz.” He also shared a couple of tracks from his latest album, Dark Horse and some lucky fans received a free copy of Don Cannon Presents: Twista Reloaded.
Rocky VII from Battle Creek laced the stage with his Wiz Khalifa “Black & Yellow” smash hit rework, “Brown and Gold”[youtube]pZITdHVyrmM[/youtube] and he performed songs from his new EP ‘<strong>Intitution'</strong>.
Matt Black &MC Friendly performed with a combination of technology and drummer Ty Beats, who joined them onstage garnering appreciation from the crowd. After the performance of “Money Hungary” from their ‘<strong><em>We Buy Gold'</em></strong> CD they gave the album away for free. [youtube]Z4OPXXGmdfY[/youtube]
The Goodie Boy Flood collective consisting of Ms. Chyna D, Goodie Boy Flood, Ill Nature and Fuse displayed enough energy on the stage to power a few blocks of Kalamazoo. The venue was already entranced by the show when Ms. Chyna D’s verses caused an eruption of joy from the audience.[youtube]AGWJvlR8UFg[/youtube]
Ms. Chyna D may have been the only female performer at the show but her lyrical delivery and commanding tone when she said “Oh you gonna hear me” made her gender a non-factor in pleasing the crowd.
Prime Suspects was another local hip-hop act that opened for Twista and DJ Marcutio provided intermission entertainment between performances.
With more than 1o albums to his credit and another one due out in 2013, Carl Terrell Mitch, is better known by his stage name Twista, (formerly known as Tung Twista). Hailing from Chicago, Illinois and known for his chopper style of rap and once holding the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, for being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.
Twista’s first two albums Runnin’ Off at da Mouth and Resurrection were the building blocks to Adrenaline Rush, Twista’s first charting album.
In 1998 Twista teamed with other Chicago area rappers to form the Speedknot Mobstaz. They released their first album, Mobstability produced by the Legendary Traxster. Legit Ballin’, a label later formed by Twista, released two compilation albums: Legit Ballin‘ in 1999 and Legit Ballin’ Vol. 2: Street Scriptures in 2001. 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.” In 2004 Twista released, Kamikaze which debuted at #1 on Billboard music charts with the first single “Slow Jamz”.
Twista’s album The Day After was released in 2005 featuring the hit singles “Girl Tonite” featuring Trey Songz, “Hit the Floor” featuring Pitbull, and “So Lonely” featuring Mariah Carey. Adrenaline Rush 2007 came out in 2007 with singles, “Give it Up” featuring Pharrell and “Creep Fast” featuring T-Pain.
In 2008, Twista launched a new record label, Get Money Gang Entertainment and the album Category F5 with the hit, “Wetter”.
2010 Twista released his eighth solo album, The Perfect Storm. The first single from the album, “Make a Movie” produced by The Legendary Traxster, featured Chris Brown.
Twista will be performing live at Shakespeare’s Lower Level. Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm 21+ with valid ID. Adding to the Midwest artistry, local music acts, Matt Black & MC Friendly, Goodie Boy Flood, Prime Suspects, Rockey VII will be performing as well at special guest, DJ Marcutio.
Online ticket sales are SOLD OUT!!!
Albums with Speedknot Mobstaz
Albums with Legit Ballaz
- 1999: Legit Ballin Vol 1: The Album
- 2001: Legit Ballin Vol 2: The New Testament 2K (Street Scriptures Compilation)
- 2001: Tailwinds
- 2002: Legit Ballin Vol 3: Respect The Game
- 2006: TailWinds Vol.2: