Carl Terrell Mitchell (born November 27, 1973), better known by his stage name Twista, (formerly known as Tung Twista) is rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is known for his Chopper style of rap and for once holding the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds. In 1997, after appearing on Do or Die's hit "Po Pimp" produced by The Legendary Traxster, Twista signed with Big Beat/Atlantic Records and debuted with that label with "Adrenaline Rush" and formed the group Speedknot Mobstaz in 1998. His 2004 album "Kamikaze" went to the top on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart after the success of his Billboard Hot 100 single "Slow Jamz". Twista's next album "The Day After" was released in 2005.
His next album, "Adrenaline Rush 2007" came out in 2007. Its singles were "Give it Up" featuring Pharrell and "Creep Fast" featuring T-Pain. This album sold poorly compared to Twista's earlier albums. In 2008, Twista launched a new record label called "Get Money Gang Entertainment" and the album "Category F5" with the hit, "Wetter". In 2009, Twista appeared on the single "Legendary" with fellow Chicago rappers AK47 of Do or Die and Saurus And Bones. Twista released his eighth solo album entitled, "The Perfect Storm" on Nov 9, 2010. The first single from the album, "Make a Movie" produced by The Legendary Traxster, featuring Chris Brown, was released on August 24, 2010. Two buzz singles were released, "I Do" produced by Traxster and "Heat" produced by fellow Chicago producers NO I.D. and The Legendary Traxster. The album features artists such as Waka Flocka Flame, Raekwon, Tia London, Diddy, Ray J, Chief Keef and others. Production on the album is mainly by The Legendary Traxster along with Streetrunner, Twinz, Tight Mike and NO I.D.. In an October 31, 2010 interview on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, Twista discussed his new documentary, directed by Vlad Yudin and the making of "The Perfect Storm", including his belief that artists need to do more than just record songs and that they need to become more involved with the community around them.
In 2013 Twista is working on his 9th studio album entitled "The Dark Horse". He also was rumored to be in a deal with Kanye West's music label GOOD Music, although in an interview with HipHopDX Twista denied the rumor. His own label Get Money Gang Entertainment will be distributed by Capital Records. The first single is "Throwin My Money" featuting R. Kelly and produced by Chris Millionaire.