Twista has returned with a new single titled “Tonite,” which sees him ditch his tongue-twisting style for a more laid-back approach. The song serves as a preview of his upcoming mixtape Summer 96 with DJ Pharris.
“I’m known to do a fast lyrical cadence, so any time I find a beat that I can pop a different type of flow to, then I love it,” Twista said in a press release. “I heard that beat and when I started writing, I liked the way my rhymes were stacking on top of it. Then it has a Motown, Michael Jackson feel to it. It all clicked.”
Twista is scheduled to drop his Summer 96 tape in June. But before its release, the veteran MC will spend March and April on the road with some fellow Chicago rhymers — Do Or Die, Crucial Conflict, Shawnna and PsychoDrama — as part of the Class Of 96 Tour.
“On one level, it’s all of the homies,” he said. “On another level, it’s a lot of the artists from the West Side of Chicago. On another level, it’s a lot of artists from my particular era and we don’t usually get together and do a lot of stuff like this. But every time we do, we have a ball and everybody kills it. They all bring a fierce delivery when they do their thing.”
Stream Twista’s “Tonite” single above. Check out his tour dates here.