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"Twista" ("a.k.a Tung Twista") (born "Carl Terrell Mitchell" on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is a rapper known for being the fastest in the world at rap delivery. His 2004 album ''Kamikaze'' went to number-one on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart after the success of his number-one Billboard Hot 100 single, "Slow Jamz".

Twista grew up in the K-Town area on the west side of Chicago.He started rapping at the age of 12. Locally in K-town and all Chicago, he is a member of Vice Lords gang but many say he is on good terms with other Folk Nation gangs. Before starting his professional career, however, he had several other jobs, including working at a factory, selling shoes, telemarketing, working at McDonald's, working as a security guard, and cutting hair.

Twista was one of the first artists to sign with Loud Records. In 1991, he released ''Runnin' off at da Mouth'' under the name of Tung Twista. Due to his rapid-fire pace of delivery, he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's fastest rapper. His record was then broken a year later; he asked to defend his entry, and made a new record, though that one would also eventually be broken.


years active 1991-present
music genre Hip hop music
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