Twista Drops New Song “Baddest” Featuring Cap 1, Announces ‘Crook County’ Project
Chicago's own tongue-twisting legend is back. Today (May 26), Twista announces the Crook County project, his first full body of work since 2014. The rapper also supplies the first single from the project.
"Baddest" is produced by none-other-than Zaytoven, one of the rap game's hottest producers of the moment. Featuring a hypnotic instrumental from Zay and dexterous flows from Twista and Cap, "Baddest" has all the makings of a summertime anthem. Cap also handles the hook duties for the instantly memorable song. That's fitting because it turns out that's what started off the track in the first place.
"Cap 1 was the inspiration behind 'Baddest,'" Twista tells XXL. "He came up with the hook while we were chilling at Zay's [Zaytoven]'s crib listening to a beat he was playing, and the song was totally spontaneous."
What led Twista to link with Zay and Cap? "Cap is from Chi and he put the sauce on it that I needed for my project! Zaytoven is one of the hottest in the game and has made many hits, but I seem to easily be able to come up with songs to his music!" he shares.
Twista hasn't put out a full-length effort in about three years. As a result, the rhymer is dropping a new project because he wants to remain a big factor in the rap game—as he has been for at least the last two decades.
"I'm putting out a project now because you have to stay consistent in this game today or you will be out of mind. Also, I still love music so I want people to hear where I am creatively and keep the Twista legacy going!" reveals Twista.
The title of Crook Country refers to what Twista believes is the shadier nature of his hometown. But don't think he's done supporting his city in rap and other capacities in the future.
"Crook County is the title from a song I had before, but today I just feel it represents the area where I am! We are in the county of crooks and everybody knows it! Not glorifying, just is what it is! I'm always glorifying Chicago in positive ways as well and I will have future titles representing the city in other aspects which are positive," Twista explains.
Check out "Baddest" and the tracklist for Crook County below. Pre-order the new album here.
Twista's Crook County Tracklist
1. "Disrespectful" (prod. by Xcel for Beat Bangers Production)
2. "Mortuary" Feat. Vic Spencer (prod. by Zenzan Beats)
3. "New Flow" Feat. Bandman Kevo (prod. by YF Beatz)
4. "Happy Days" Feat. Supa Bwe (prod. by Zenzan Beats)
5. "Hollywood" (prod. by Supe)
6. "Baddest" Feat. Cap 1 (prod. by Zaytoven)
7. "Paper Chasin" Feat. Blac Youngsta & B. Scott (prod. by YF Beatz)
8. "Dreams" Feat. Bodi Deeder (prod. by Xcel for Beat Bangers Production)
9. "Stackin Paper" (prod. by Chase The Money)
10."Just In Case" Feat. The Boy Illinois (prod. by Zenzan Beats)
11."Next To You" Feat. Jeremih (prod. by Ty Fyffe)
12."Spend It" Feat. YP (prod. by DJ Tight Mike for 1 Street Heat Production)
13."Can't Be Me" (prod. by DJ Tight Mike for 1 Street Heat Production)
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