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Being Twista

"Carl Mitchell grew up in the K-Town area of North Lawndale and began rapping when he was 12. In 1992, Mitchell released his first album called Runnin' Off at da Mouth under the name Tung Twista." The rest is history, as he recently detailed on VladTV. In three parts:

1. Hip-Hop Was Different In The '90s.

"Twista talks about his new mixtape Summer 96, which he says is titled in dedication of the golden age of hip-hop.

"During this time, Twista notes that he released his third album Adrenaline Rush that featured the single 'Get It Wet,' while adding that the genre was different in the '90s when there wasn't any Internet and there was more competition.

"From there, he adds that he collaborates with Do or Die on the new mixtape, as he speaks on his ultimate goal of bridging the gap between Chicago rappers of different generations and eras.

"'They're gonna get that call' Twista says of all the new rising stars from Chicago, noting that he's fan of G Herbo, Lil Durk, Chief Keef, and all the other artists making noise in the city."


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2. Chicago's First Major Label Rapper.

"[T]he first artist signed to Steve Rifkind's label, Loud Records. [Twista] explained that things could've gone differently with the label situation and they decided to part ways before he released his second album, Resurrection. Twista also spoke about fellow Chicago artist Common releasing an album of the same name."

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3. Chicago's Pimp Culture.

"[Twista] spoke about the culture of pimping and being exposed to it at an early age but said he never thought he was capable of actually participating in the trade."

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See also: Mr. Immortality: The Life and Times of Twista.

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Previously:

* Item: All Too Mortal.

* Item: Twista At The Terror Dome.

* No. 9: Twista at Durty Nellie's.

* No. 7: Twista at AAHH! Fest.

* No. 14: Twista at the Double Door.

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