Twista Prepares For 'The Day After'

Chicago rapper Twista

is preparing to release The Day After, the follow-up to his 2004’s

major label debut, Kamikaze.

Marked with a September release date, the Grammy nominated rapper

will offer fans 14 new tracks, complete with production by hit-makers Scott

Storch, Timbaland, The Neptunes and Kanye West.

The first single from the new album, “Girl Tonight,”

is set to drop in July, produced by Miami duo The Usual Suspects, creators of

the bass laden, rock-influenced Trick Daddy hit “Let’s Go.”

Once only seen as the underground voice for the streets of Chicago,

Twista catapulted his way onto the charts with Kamikaze after a years

of legal wrangling delayed his major label release.

The album moved over 2 million units and birthed #1 singles,

"Slow Jamz" and "Overnight Celebrity," a top ten hit, "So

Sexy,” and two Grammy Award nominations.

He’s lended his trademark style on appearances with just

about everyone in the business, including Ludacris, P. Diddy, Mariah Carey and

is currently on the road as a featured performer with DUB Magazine’s Super

Series Celebrity Car Show & Concert Tour.

This week, he will

be honored by ASCAP with "The Most Played R & B Song in 2004"

award for the hit "Slow Jams," his collaboration with Kanye West and

actor Jamie Foxx.