Single: Twista – “Mortuary” ft. Vic Spencer (Prod. by Zenzan Beats)

Twista Drops a Lyrical Showcase with Funky “Mortuary,” Premiered by FakeShoreDrive


The Song:

Over the last three decades, Twista‘s¬†machine-gun flow and ridiculously dexterous rhymes have elevated him to legend status. At this point, Twista can casually murder just about any beat that’s thrown his way, a fact made all the more clear with the buoyant “Mortuary.” On the track, Twista intersperses carefree bars with his trademark high-speed flow, switching effortlessly from demon spitfire to “hop out the Phantom in my pajamas at the gas station.” In addition,¬†Vic Spencer brings his A-game with an excellent guest verse, riding over the beat with the greatest of ease. Premiered by Chicago’s own FakeShoreDrive, “Mortuary” is the latest track from Twista’s forthcoming¬†Crook County¬†project. “Mortuary” follows the¬†Billboard-premiered “Stackin Paper” and the¬†Zaytoven-produced¬†Baddest featuring¬†Cap 1, which garnered¬†a VIBE¬†premiere for its video.

Gaining notoriety for his intricate wordplay and impossibly fast flow, Twista helped put Chicago on the map in the early 90s. Originally known as Tung Twista, he¬†grew his reputation with the release of¬†Adrenaline Rush, which was certified Gold despite little radio play outside the Midwest and is rightly remembered as a classic.¬†In 2004, Twista made his long-awaited national breakthrough with a little help from¬†Kanye West, who produced and rapped on his platinum-selling, Billboard 200 chart-topping album¬†Kamikaze, including the Hot 100-topping single “Slow Jamz” and the nearly-as-popular “Overnight Celebrity.” Since his high watermark in the mid ’00s,¬†Twista¬†has thrived as a rap O.G., dropping hits such as the¬†Pharrell-produced “Give It Up” and the¬†Chris Brown-featuring “Make a Movie” and appearing on singles by artists such as¬†Chance The Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, A$AP Ferg, Jeremih,¬†DJ Khaled, Lady Gaga¬†and many others.¬†¬†Featuring appearances from¬†Jeremih, Blac Youngsta, Vic Spencer,¬†Bandman Kevo, The Boy Illinois¬†and T.R.U./Caviar Dreams own¬†Cap 1, and production from¬†Zaytoven,¬†Dj Tight Mike,¬†YF Beatz, and Zenzan Beats,¬†Crook County¬†releases¬†on¬†July 7th.

Listen to “Mortuary” ft. Vic Spencer:¬†

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Crook County Tracklist:

1. Disrespectful (Prod. by Xcel for Beat Bangers Production)
2. Mortuary ft. Vic Spencer (Prod. by Zenzan Beats)
3. New Flow ft. Bandman Kevo (Prod. by YF Beatz)
4. Happy Days ft. Supa Bwe (Prod. by Zenzan Beats)
5. Hollywood (Prod. by Supe & Cal-i)
6. Baddest ft. Cap 1 (Prod. by Zaytoven)
7. Paper Chasin ft. Blac Youngsta & B. Scott (Prod. by YF Beatz)
8. Dreams ft. Bodi Deeder (Prod. by Xcel for Beat Bangers Production)
9. Stackin Paper (Prod. by Chase The Money)
10. Just In Case ft. The Boy Illinois (Prod. by Zenzan Beats)
11. Next To You ft. Jeremih (Prod. by Ty Fyffe)
12. Spend It ft. 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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The Background:

Life‚Äôs best surprises often come from unlikely places. Twista knows this better than most. The pioneering platinum rapper put Chicago on the rap map and made the double-time rap style a rap staple. Despite selling millions of albums and popularizing a delivery incorporated by everyone from Jay-Z to Eminem, the Windy City rapper remains largely unheralded by the uninformed. After years of making a name for himself in the Chicago scene, Twista grew popular nationwide in 2003 and 2004 when he teamed with fellow Chicagoan Kanye West and Jamie Foxx for the smash single ‚ÄúSlow Jamz.‚ÄĚ Twista‚Äôs 2004 album, Kamikaze, earned him his first platinum plaque. Since then, Twista has remained one of rap‚Äôs premier practitioners and in-demand collaborators. He‚Äôs appeared on albums from Mariah Carey, Pitbull and Jay-Z, among others, and released a string of acclaimed albums and mixtapes.

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“Mortuary” ft. Vic Spencer (prod. by Zenzan Beats):¬†

“Stackin Paper”:¬†

“Baddest” ft. Cap 1 (prod. by Zaytoven):¬†¬†//¬†

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