Coming off the success
of his sophomore album Kamikaze, Chicago rapper Twista is now ready to
re-introduce his hometown rap crew Speedknot Mobstaz.
And he's vowing that his squad will break barriers in the next
"We are coming with nothing but hardcore raw Chicago rhymes
that have never been projected in history," Twista told AllHipHop.com.
"And at the same time we are giving you our roots as far as having real
stories backed by old school beats."
The quick-tongued emcee, credited as the world's fastest rapper
by the Guinness Book of World Records, admitted that his involvement with the
Mobstaz tends to bring out his grittier, hard side.
"We crew homies and we love to do the music together so
we had to do it," Twista said of the group's reemergence. "This is
my legacy. When I first came out with [my 1997 debut album] Adrenaline Rush,
we connected. It's a protocol to these things, we knew we had to do it and now
the time is right."
Twista's first collaboration with fellow lyricists, MC Mayz
and Liffy Stokes, was back in 1998 with the release of the gold-selling Mobstability.
Afterwards, Twista started his own Legit Ballin' label and released
"We were out before all of these other groups and still
moving units," Twista boasted, ending with the defiant statement, "The
Mobstaz are about to take over so if anybody has anything to say, speak now
or forever hold your peace."
Twista plans to tour with Atlanta rapper T.I. before setting
out on various tours for the next year and a half.
The Speedknot Mobstaz
album is due out by the end of this year or early next year.