Exclusive: Twista Aiming For Kanye Collabo; Rapper Gets Into Holiday Spirit

(AllHipHop News) Chicago rapper Twista recently sat down with AllHipHop.com in an exclusive interview to discuss his recent project The Perfect Storm, and his relationship with Kanye West.The Perfect Storm has gained a great deal of attention across the nation with the hit song “Make a Movie” featuring Chris Brown. The album sold nearly 15,000 copies during its first week in stores, through his own independent label Get Money Gang, which was established in 2008. “Really man, knowing this was my 8th album, I just wanted to continue on the Twista sound and show people I am real consistent with what I do,” Twista told AllHipHop.com. “So coming off of Category F5, I wanted to like hit them [the fans] over the head with a similar sound, and I was back in the studio with my original producer that produced Adrenaline Rush with me. I just felt like it was perfect setting to really, you know, do what I needed to do for the fans.“Twista was speaking of his working with his long time producer, The Legendary Traxster, who has produced a great deal of Twista's work over the years.“I definitely credit him for knowing how my voice sounds best and you know I have an appreciation for his sound quality in music, and I feel like I definitely play off each other with the respect of how a Guru and Premier would play off each other," Twista revealed. "Even Drake would tell you his producer has a lot to do with his sound.”In addition to his speaking on his upcoming project, Twista took time to clarify statements made about producer/rapper Kanye West. In published reports, Twista revealed that he is not as close to Kanye as he once was, and expressed a bit of disappointment for not making the G.O.O.D. Music roster. “Kanye’s name is so popular and so intertwined with controversy, that a lot of times for me to just say his name is a problem and it kicks up a bunch of things and people try to take it a whole bunch of places," Twista told AllHipHop.com. Twista praised the songs that he and Kanye West have worked on together,.He noted some of the hits that the producer had helped him create, with hopes of recreating the success of songs like "Slow Jamz" and "Overnight Celebrity."“Kanye gave me some of the hottest jams of my career, and I would never really want to do anything that to disrespect him in that fashion because, man…. that’s my man and I definitely want to work with him again," Twista told AllHipHop.com. In related news, Twista is getting into the holiday spirit with Breakthrough Urban Ministries and the Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide fresh produce for families in Chicago. The Chicago rap star will serve as a volunteer and fund the Greater Chicago Food Depository mobile unit to give back to his old neighborhood. “It means a lot to me to be able to give back to the very place that has supported me and truly stuck by me all these years. It’s my duty and pleasure to feed the area that fed me,” Twista said. Twista's The Perfect Storm is available in special edition releases at iTunes and Best Buy, allowing fans to receive bonus tracks for their purchase at the respective retailers.