ūüĒ™ Twista Channels His Inner Michael Myers in the Horror-Themed “Disrespectful” Video


By Jack Barnes

One of the most prodigiously talented rappers to grace the airwaves in the past two decades, Chicago’s¬†Twista¬†only gets better with age. Skillfully tip-toeing around a stuttering, disorienting triple-meter beat courtesy of producer¬†Xcel, Twista goes wild on¬†Disrespectful,” insulting his rivals and asserting his supremacy with a motorik, stop-start flow. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.

Finding a sinister atmosphere that accompanies the discordant instrumental, Twista embraces his inner horror movie villain in the video, fiercely wielding a machete while surrounded by slashed corpses, borrowing masks from slasher icons Michael Myers (Halloween) and Jason Voorhees¬†(Friday The 13th). Directed by¬†Will Gates¬†and premiered by¬†Mass Appeal, the video reflects Twista’s hectic and savage lyricism on the track. “Disrespectful” is the opening track on¬†Crook County, Twista’s tenth studio album, premiered last month by¬†Noisey.

“The concept of ‘Disrespectful’ is a Horror movie theme, I wanted to take it back to the horror flow style,” Twista told Mass Appeal. “Plus, Horror is my favorite movie genre other than Sci-Fi, and I felt it would be fitting for a video like this with a song like ‘Disrespectful,’ especially when you listen to some of the dialogue in the song. Horror movie quotes and talking about killing techniques – ‘Faces of death as I play with your flesh!'”

Boasting highlights such as the tongue-twisting¬†“Stacking Paper,”¬†premiered last month by¬†Billboard, the haunting,¬†Zaytoven-produced banger¬†“Baddest,” the¬†Vic Spencer-featuring stoner’s anthem¬†“Mortuary,”¬†and the¬†Jeremih-featuring¬†“Next to You,”¬†Crook County¬†is an eclectic yet coherent listen, and a formidable return to form for the veteran rapper. Praised by Red Bull as one of the¬†Best Mixtapes of July 2017,¬†Crook County¬†is a¬†diverse and accomplished effort, featuring Twista at the top of his lyrical game.¬†Packing pearls of street wisdom with meticulously stacked syllables,¬†Crook Countycontinues Twista’s status as the Chicago veteran most likely to collaborate with the city’s up-and-comers, inviting risers like¬†Supa Bwe, The Boy Illinois¬†and¬†Bandman Kevo¬†to appear on the album.¬†“Crook County¬†got me thinking about what my city is, and Hip-Hop’s conflict between old and new. The project is my vision of where I’m at in the music game right now, bridging the gap between the youth and myself,” Twista explains.¬†“What I wanted to focus on was not necessarily so much the guys that were on the forefront of Chicago right now, but just do it with that whole background scene a little bit. Like these guys that could sell out a Chicago crowd and you not know who the hell they are.”

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