Global Mixx Announce Twista As Honorary Co-Chair & Music Forum Keynote Speaker
July 14, 2017
This year's Global Mixx Music & Film Forum Honorary Co-Chair is Hip Hop icon and Chicago native, Twista. Nearly 25 years in the music business, Twista will be honored at the VIP Game Changers opening reception held on Friday, August 18 and will speak on Sunday, August 20 at the Global Mixx Music Forum being held at the Illinois Institute of Art--Chicago campus.
The pioneering platinum rapper put Chicago on the rap map and made the double-time rap style a rap staple. Despite selling millions of albums and popularizing a delivery incorporated by everyone from Jay-Z to Eminem, the Windy City rapper remains largely unheralded by the uninformed. After years of making a name for himself in the Chicago scene, Twista grew popular nationwide in 2003 and 2004 when he teamed with fellow Chicagoan Kanye West and Jamie Foxx for the smash single “Slow Jamz.” Twista’s 2004 album,Kamikaze, earned him his first platinum plaque. Since then, Twista has remained one of rap’s premier practitioners and in-demand collaborators. He’s appeared on albums from Mariah Carey, Pitbull and Jay-Z, among others, and released a string of acclaimed albums and mixtapes.
His current CD release on EMPIRE/GMG Entertainment is "Crook County" features a great collaboration of artists and producers including Jeremih, YP, Cap 1, Vic Spencer, The Boy Illinois and other notables.