Twista Striving for 'Lyrical Perfection' On 'Perfect Storm' LP
Twista is focused on delivering a flawless product when his eighth solo album, Perfect Storm, drops next month.
By now, fans know what to expect with Twista’s rapid-fire delivery.
Instead of experimenting with his sound, the Chicago emcee concentrated on mastering the sound and style that’s allowed him to remain in the Hip-Hop for nearly 20 years.
“The focus on the new album is always giving the fans with what I think they consider the perfect Twista album,” he explained. “I try not to steer too far from what they want to hear and get all crazy. You’re going to hear perfection in my lyricism, some dope ass songs, and Trax killing them on the beats.”
Twista and the Legendary Traxster broke a five-year drought last year by working together on the Category F5 album.
Even within the confines of the Twista sound, the rapper says fans can still expect some surprises.
“You’re going to be surprised on there by tracks like ‘Heat,’” Twista said, referencing his recent work with Raekwon. “You going to be like that’s what I wanted to hear when you hear songs like ‘Back to Basics.’ It’s going to be big.”
While respected, Twista had to contend with lyrical battles in his career.
The most prominent of those contests were lyrical confrontations with The Beatnuts, Bone and Naughty By Nature.
But when reflecting back on artists that keep him lyrically focused, he cites peers he had cordial relationships with.
“Man, that’s a good one. It was never really one person. It was always different people like Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie, [and] Tupac, those types of artists,” Twista detailed. “It would be an Outkast, anybody that was hot from the perspective of doing their thing from being true lyricists. Those are the guys that kept me on my toes.”
Twista’s Perfect Storm features appearances from Lloyd, Yo Gotti, Chris Brown, Ray J, Raekwon and Waka Flocka Flame.
The release date is November 9.