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Twista Ventures Into Familiar Territory On ‘Back To The Basics’ EP

Even in this day and age, where album sales mean littler than ever, many rappers will consciously give chase to an outmoded definition of stardom. But Chiraq rhymesmith Twista is past the point of the blind leading the blind. The Speedknot Mobsta—nicknamed that for his effusive, quick-paced cadence—is one of hip-hop’s most self-possessed practitioners, making music on his own terms. Twista has plenty cake, but he’s never really gone for the brass ring, commercially speaking. (Without question, he was David to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Goliath in their feud years ago.) His fondest-remembered hits, like “Get It Wet” and Do or Die’s ...

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