Life’s best surprises often come from unlikely places. Twista knows this better than most. 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. That’s why he’s named his new album
The Dark Horse.

Twista’s “Next To You” single with platinum R&B superstar Jeremih has been gaining steam online and on radio stations across the country. This soulful selection features Twista adopting a suave approach and delivering his raps in a distinctive way. “It doesn’t feel like a normal song,” he says. It has tripped out cadence to it where I’m doing the Twista Style, but it’s not in the average way where everybody can bite it like they usually do.” Thanks to one of the most distinctive and memorable styles in music history, this is just the latest in his long list of noteworthy accomplishments.