Twista really is going back to the basics just like the title of his new EP promised. In the new video for the EP's first track "Intro/Freestyle," the word-bending Chicago rapper keeps the focus on his lyrics by performing at Chicago's Terror Dome, a location known for underground rap battles back in the day.

Twista is appealing to hip-hop purists here, evoking the skills-first world he came up in. And the 40-year-old innovator still has it, firing off dense verses in his trademark flow as The Legendary Traxster's camera follows him around. Watch the clip above and look for the Back To The Basics EP on December 10.