Chicago-born emcee Twista is a veteran in the Hip-Hop arena. The lyrical fast-spitter once held the Guinness World Record for title of fastest rapper.
Twista sat down with Ms. Drama to discuss Hip Hop’s latest newcomer Chief Keef. The “Wetter” artist said he doesn’t mind working with the controversial artist.
“I am always trying to stay a part of Hip Hop as it moves forward, so I definitely don’t want to be in a position or a place where somebody looks at me like an artist that isn’t current to do music with,” Twista said. “I’m always gravitating towards the young side of what they are doing because I feel like if so many people are paying attention to it, then there must be something that they are doing right.”
Twista revealed there is a difference in the generation of rappers. New rappers, he said, are more focused on themselves.
“As far what he [Chief Keef] is putting out I think the younger guys are into themselves right now,” he said. “Back in the day you could ask somebody, ‘Who you listening to?’ They’ll start naming people. Right now, you might say, ‘Man who you listening to?’ ‘I’m vibing to myself right now.’”
This, he said, can be a good thing and a bad thing.
“It depends,” he said. “It may stop you in a sense of growing when it comes to certain music if you don’t pay attention to what’s going on out there. But at the same time you will always sound different if you don’t pay attention to what’s going on out there. I think to each his own.”
Some people, he said, just vibe with their self and they got they whole vibe and they movement.
“That’s why you gravitate towards them,” he said. “And he younger right now. As he grows, listens to the industry a little more, he might change his view. But right now, it’s about his sound and his music.”
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