Birth name

Carl Terrell Mitchell

Also known as

Tung Twista


27 November 1973 (age 46)

  • Chicago, Illinois, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, record producer

Years active



Capitol, Get Money Gang, Atlantic, Loud/Zoo/BMG

Associated acts

Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, The Legendary Traxster, Speedknot Mobstaz, Tech N9ne, Too Short, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die

Carl Terrell Mitchell (born 27 November 1973), better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is perhaps best known for his Chopper style of rapping, 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 single "Po Pimp", Twista signed with Big Beat and Atlantic Records where he released his third album Adrenaline Rush. His 2004 album Kamikaze reached the top of the US Billboard 200 album chart, after the success of the Billboard Hot 100 single "Slow Jamz", which featured and was produced by Kanye West.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Main article: Twista discography

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