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Exclusive: Twista Explains Why Kanye Isn’t On His New ‘Dark Horse’ Album



Twista and Kanye have a history of making classic hip hop hits together but Kanye does not appear on Twista’s latest album, Dark Horse, and we wanted to know why.

In the past, the two have collaborated on songs including, “Overnight Celebrity” and “Slow Jamz” alongside Jamie Foxx and because of their strong Chicago ties, many thought that it would be a sure shot that Yeezy would be featured on the Chicago rapper’s ninth studio album. HipHollywood recently sat down with the 40-year-old Twista and got the juice on why Kanye was nowhere to be seen.

“He is in his world, I am in my world, you know we just haven’t had a chance to get together and collaborate like that. He’s gonna do what he does, but for me, I think it is special that I’m able to get back into the studio with him and make that magic that we made together. So I definitely will be reaching out to him, ” Twista told HipHollywood cameras.

Twista isn’t the first Chi Town rapper who has said that Kanye is too busy with his own stuff to work with them. Just a month ago Common opened up to Sway during an MTV2 interview about Ye being to busy to work on his new album.

“It was like, ‘I’m ’bout to go do this album, ‘Ye. We friends, but if you ain’t really trying to…but if we ain’t gonna create together, it’s all good. We still brothers.’ I think his focus was somewhere else…Marriage, life, good places…I cherish our friendship more than music. I’m grateful for the music we did ’cause Be and Finding Forever was…them joints took me to another level. We grew. We got a relationship that’s stronger than that. So, if we never make music together again, as long as we bros, I’m good,” he stated. 

Kanye has definitely been busy over the last year. With the release of Yeezus, a wedding and the birth of his daughter, North West, we can totally understand why he might of had too much on his plate to work with both artists.

Watch the video above to see what else Twista had to say.


Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!



Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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