News: Twista Reveals Distanced Kanye West Relationship
Saturday, Nov 6, 2010 6:55PM
Rap veteran Twista has revealed his relationship with G.O.O.D. Music leader Kanye West is not as solid as it used to be, although he claims there is not an underlying beef involved.
According to Twista, his "Slow Jamz" and "Overnight Celebrity" contributor is still one of his favorite artists despite their distanced connection.
As for his current relationship with his "Slow Jamz" collaborator, the mile-a-minute rapper was candid. "We don't really talk a lot, but it's not because we got a type of beef or anything like that," he admitted. "Even though we did what we did together, we kind of have our own lane and our own zone," "I'm a big fan of everything he does and [I] do plan on getting in touch with him in the future." (XXL Mag)
Last month, Twista revealed his past intention of wanting to join Yeezy's G.O.O.D. Music team.
"I actually wanted to [sign] at one point, Twista recalls of Kanye's 2008 Graduation era. "But I don't know what time of vibe Kanye had with me at that time...I mentioned that I would be getting out of my [Atlantic Records] contract and wondered if he wanted to jump down. But I don't know, I guess it wasn't a good idea for him at the time.He should've done it. He would've had 'Wetter' [Laughs]." (VIBE)
In September, West added rap veteran Mos Def to the G.O.O.D. Music roster.
The Brooklyn MC and West talk about the deal and break down their musical relationship in the October issue of XXL, which comes out on Tuesday and features a Kanye cover story. And Mos Def makes an appearance on West's G.O.O.D. Friday single "Lord, Lord, Lord," along with Swizz Beatz, Raekwon and singer Charlie Wilson. Mos' decision to join G.O.O.D. Music follows the release of his last album, The Ecstatic, on indie label Downtown Records in 2009. The rapper/actor and Kanye first collaborated on the Chicago MC's College Dropout, for "Two Words," and then again on "Drunk and Hot Girls." (MTV)
Last year, the rapper's Category F5 album debuted on the sales chart.
Rap veteran Twista's Category F5 also debuted this week marking the rapper's EMI/Capitol Records debut and landing at No. 8. With a solid week under his belt, the rapper's new project has sold 45,400 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Listen to Twista & Kanye West's "Alright" below: