But it wasn't until that project's follow-up, last year's Category F5, that Twista and his first producer, the Legendary Traxster, reunited. Now, the pair are working together once again, joined by the Windy City's No ID (Jay-Z, Kanye West) for the rapper's new LP, The Perfect Storm, due in October.
"This album is gonna be different, because you're definitely gonna hear the growth and maturity in the music, that's one thing for sure," Twista told MTV News of the project, his eighth overall. "And also, me being able to get back with Traxster, which is the [producer] that did a lot of my original music, like 'Adrenaline Rush' and [records] like that, so we bringing that back. And also having jams on there that's way different, a different style and vibe. Songs like 'The Heat,' which was produced by Traxster and No ID. You'll be able to hear the whole vibe. You'll hear me tear into it with songs like 'Three Minute Murder,' and you gonna hear me on that sexy thing and you gonna hear me do it with that Chi-Town swag."
Twista also recruited Raekwon ("The Heat") and Chris Brown ("Make a Movie") for The Perfect Storm.
In addition to a new collection of music, Twista plans to include a documentary about his life with the set. According to the fast-rhyming lyricist, the film will be a diary-like take on his journey intertwined with footage of Chicago.
"I'm a person that people don't get to see a lot of, so when you get the documentary, you get to see how I do things, how I am in the studio, my perspective on the city," Twista explained. "And the reason I turned out the way I did, as far as my lyrics and the way I see things, my outlook on things and just breaking down the city. It's a piece of Twista. They don't get to see me on the other side, so it'll be cool."