By Rob Markman
Lil Twist has spent a long time prepping his Young Money debut Don’t Get It Twisted. The LP which was originally supposed to drop in 2011 has already yielded quite a few singles and many big name features. Lil Wayne appears on the R&B-laced “Love Affair,” 2 Chainz keeps things street on “Do What I Want” and Busta Rhymes trades super quick bars on “Turnt Up.” Twist hasn’t played all of his cards though, the 18-year old MC plans to release his new single with Justin Bieber real soon.
“We’re getting ready to drop that record ’Wherever You Are.’ Y’all will have that real soon,” Lil Twist told MTV News of the high-powered collaboration. “It’s a fun record. Justin killed it. He’s, like, rap-singing on it; another different sound for Justin.”
Twist, who built his fanbase thanks to pop-rap joints like “Little Secret” with Bow Wow and “Love Affair,” has been developing a harder edge lately. His recently released video for the Busta Rhymes-assisted “Turnt Up” focuses more on the 18-year old’s rap bars rather than his penchant for catchy hooks. His Golden Child mixtape, which he dropped in December, also shows a similar growth. But with “Wherever You Are,” Twist just promises a good time.
“It’s gonna be great. It’s a cool summer record,” Twist told MTV News last August. “It’s a party song. Straight for the sun. It’s a Miami record.”
While the record has been in the works for some time, Twist is almost ready to let to go. “Just me and Justin, people been waiting on that,” he said of his bond with the Biebs. “That’s my brother right there. It’s just been a long time coming. Now that we been had the record done, it’s time to put it out.”
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