The fast flowing rhymesayer known as Twista started out as Tung Twista and held the title of world’s fastest rapper according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 11.2 syllables per second.
Even when Twista slowed down he was still ahead of everyone else putting words on top of words yet still making perfect sense while being audible.
Twista’s short stint with a Roc-a-Fella Records cosign seemed to be the time for him to shed the “unsung” label.
Kanye West was collaborating with him, he was topping the charts and finally the Chicago emcee that had been dominating under the radar for years was getting a look.
Today Twista is still the man you call when you want your record to go up a notch and he gets radio burn and hood love. For some reason there is a level of stardom and respect that escapes one of the best lyricists ever to write words down.
Though I’m sure he’s not complaining, I’ll do it for him.
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