Friday To-Do: Twista | Rock Candy

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday To-Do: Twista

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Twista performs at Revolution Friday night.
  • Twista performs at Revolution Friday night.

8 p.m. Revolution. $20 adv., $25 day of.

Chicago rapper Twista has been in the business for more than two decades now. His original handle was Tung Twista, which was appropriate considering how blazingly, mind-blowingly fast this guy can rhyme. Most rappers have to work for years to get as good as he was right out of the gate. Exhibit A is "Mr. Tung Twista," one of his first singles, from 1991. It's a vintage nugget of old school hip-hop that showcases a 19-year-old Twista spitting out syllables like a machine gun.

The years haven't slowed him down, either. In fact, his career really started gathering speed in the mid-'00s. His scene-stealing turn on the 2004 tune "Slow Jamz," with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, is another notable example. "Do it faster baby, do it faster!" a woman pleads with Kanye. "Damn, baby. I can't do it that fast, but I know somebody who can." Cue Twista, who gets the song's best line: "Lemme get your sheets wet, listenin' to Keith Sweat."

Twista's latest album, "The Perfect Storm," finds the rapper in fine form, with guest spots from Chris Brown, Waka Flocka Flame, Raekwon, Yo Gotti and others.

Opening the show are Rod D, Mob Money, TGE, 4X4 Crew and Epiphany.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation