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Famous as :


Birth Name :

Carl Terrell Mitchell

Birth Date :

November 27, 1973

Birth Place :

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Slow Jamz" from album "Kamikaze" (2004)


Twista, born on November 17, 1973, got his meteoric rise to fame in 1991 when a local radio DJ, with a reputation for discovering Chicago artists, saw him performing at a talent show held at the Gold Dome on Chicago's West Side. Amazed, the DJ jumped at the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become Twista's manager. He, at that time, did the performance under the name Tung Twista.

After going from one stage to another, Twista finally caught the attention of a Chicago promoter from Loud Records. He was invited to fly to L.A to demonstrate his unique lyrical prowess, and instantly won over the label bosses with his distinctive and undeniable talent. He subsequently made his mark on the signed to Loud Records, but also the first rapper out of the Windy City to ink a major record deal.

Latest News

Artist of the Week: Twista

November 08, 2010 05:07:56 GMT

Despite an ever-evolving industry and a new wave of artists emerging daily, remains intact and relevant in the game, thanks to his unique talent. Already selling million copies of albums, the Grammy-nominated MC is gearing up to sweep the nation again with "".

Twista's 'Make a Movie' Music Video Feat. Chris Brown

September 09, 2010 08:27:15 GMT

and share screen in newly-premiered "Make a Movie" music video. Despite the racy song lyrics about filming a sex tape, the clip is quite tame, featuring some love scenes between two ladies with lack of involvement from the two male performers.

Video Premiere: Twista's 'Fire' Feat. Lil Boosie

January 29, 2010 08:50:06 GMT

has made public a music video in companion to his latest single "Fire" which features . Along with a group of men, the rapper is seen sitting on the couch and smoking weed. A footage of his recording session is also included in between the weed party scene.

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Twista in The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals - ALO-057291 Twista in Mission Impossible III New York Premiere - Arrivals - JTM-016999