Twista – Crook County [Album] + Disrespectful [Video]

Posted on September 8, 2017 by


Making his mark on the hip-hop landscape with his varied flows and lightning speed delivery, Twista is a bonafide legend in the game. Packing pearls of street wisdom with meticulously stacked syllables, the Chicago icon returns with his tenth studio album Crook County, premiered by Noisey. A diverse and accomplished effort with stellar production from the likes of Zaytoven, Zenzan Beats, and more, Crook County features some of Twista’s best bars of his 25-year career. Boasting highlights such as the tongue-twisting “Stacking Paper,” premiered last month by Billboard, the haunting, Zaytoven-produced banger “Baddest,” the Vic Spencer-featuring stoner’s anthem “Mortuary,” and the Jeremih-featuring “Next to You,” Crook County is an eclectic yet coherent listen, and a formidable return to form for the veteran rapper. Released 20 years after his classic album Adrenaline Rush, Twista paints a picture of his experiences in Chicago on the album, while blending current sounds with his signature flow. Featuring appearances from Jeremih, Blac Youngsta, Vic Spencer, Supa Bwe, Cap 1, The Boy IllinoisBandman Kevo, and others, Crook County cements Twista’s status as one of the Midwest’s most important rap artists.

Crook County got me thinking about what my city is, and Hip-Hop’s conflict between old and new. The project is my vision of where I’m at in the music game right now, bridging the gap between the youth and myself,” Twista explains. “What I wanted to focus on was not necessarily so much the guys that were on the forefront of Chicago right now, but just do it with that whole background scene a little bit. Like these guys that could sell out a Chicago crowd and you not know who the hell they are.”