Twista (born Carl Terrell Mitchell; November 27, 1973) is a stage name for American rapper and record producer Carl Terrell Mitchell. Famous for his “chopper” rap style, he was previously recognized as the quickest English-speaking rapper in the world by Guinness World Records in 1992 after rapping 598 syllables in 55 seconds.
After performing on the hit track “Po Pimp” by Do or Die, created by the Legendary Traxster, Twista signed with Big Beat and Atlantic Records in 1997, releasing his third album Adrenaline Rush, and forming the group Speedknot Mobstaz the following year.
After the success of his number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, “Slow Jamz,” his album Kamikaze 2004 reached the top of the U.S. Billboard 200. (with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx).
Twista Early Life
Carl Terrell Mitchell was born on November 27th, 1973, in Chicago. He was raised in the West Garfield Park neighborhood known as K-Town. After picking up a microphone at age 12, he started spitting rhymes. From 1991 through 1999, Mitchell was a happily married man. He later had a daughter with his ex-wife.
During the 2010 holiday season, Twista and the GMG crew teamed up with the Produce mobile program at the Chicago Food Bank to provide food to the area’s hungry residents.
In 1992, Mitchell released “Runnin’ Off at the Mouth,” his first full-length album. His follow-up album “Resurrection” was scheduled for a 1994 release. Unfortunately, due to troubles with his record label at the time.
Atlantic Records, as well as marketing issues with the same-titled album by fellow Chicago rapper Common, the album was only released in Chicago and received no national exposure. A few years later, he collaborated with Cwal’s Do or Die on The Legendary Traxster’s smash tune “Po Pimp.”
Twista Net Worth
Hip-hop artist Twista of the United States is worth an estimated $7 million. Twista, who began his career under the name Tung Twista, has put out several albums since 1991. His third studio album, 2004’s “Adrenaline Rush,” cemented his place in the public consciousness and on the Billboard Hot 200, marking the beginning of his meteoric rise to fame. The release of his subsequent album, “Kamikaze,” to widespread acclaim cemented his position as an industry heavyweight.
In 1992, he was recognized as the world’s quickest rapper by the Guinness World Records because of his ability to utter 598 words in 55 seconds. His first album, entitled Runnin’ Off at da Mouth, is considered to represent the beginning of his musical career (under his former stage name Tung Twista). This collaboration with Chicago producer The Legendary Traxter and Cwal’s Do or Die resulted in the hit tune “Po Pimp” in 1996.
Adrenaline Rush, Cwal’s debut album, peaked at #77 on the Billboard Hot 200 and landed him a record deal with Atlantic Records. Featuring fellow rapper Chris Brown on the album’s lead track, “The Perfect Storm” marks Twista’s seventh solo effort.
In 2013, Twista appeared on a Lady Gaga album ARTPOP, and in a remix of Lil Reese’s song Traffic. Tragically, in 2014, Twista’s bodyguard Davy Easterling was murdered by a man who shot him and slashed his neck.
In 1997, after signing with Atlantic Records and releasing a string of successful albums, Twista shot to stardom in his native America. There are a few qualities attributed to Twista that have been discovered so far. He owns a stunning villa in Chicago, where he resides. Twista is also a Los Angeles property owner.
Twista is a car collector with an eye for beauty and a penchant for acquisition. In addition to his collection of high-performance vehicles, Twista has a soft spot for vintage automobiles. He also possesses several other luxury automobiles, including Alfa Romeos, Subarus, Range Rovers, Mercedes, and others.
Twista Personal Facts
Twista’s daughter was born to him and his ex-wife, to whom he was married from 1991 until 1999; the couple has since divorced. During the holiday season of 2010, Twista and his GMG crew teamed with the Produce mobile program of the Chicago Food Bank to feed the hungry residents of the neighborhood.