Lil Twist and Justin Bieber Mixtape Still in the Works
Lil Twist is Young Money’s youngest artist. He’s been signed to Lil Wayne’s hip-hop collective for five years, and now, at 18, he’s looking to be recognized as more than a kid rapper. Twist is set to drop his debut album, ‘Don’t Get It Twisted,’ later this year, but he has also been in the studio with another artist who is making a transition from kiddie act to young adult performer. His joint mixtape with pop phenom Justin Bieber, which was announced last November, is still a work in progress.
“We’re working on it now,” Twist says of the Bieber collaboration. “We have a lot coming and it’s all fun. Justin and I are not all that serious. We are not just trying to come up with a no. 1 hit. We are doing it in a fun way. That’s how our music is … we just vibe out. Justin is really talented.”
When news originally surfaced of the ‘tape, Twist explained that the two would be taking a remix approach to the album. “We recently did ‘Billionaire’ by Travis McCoy and Bruno Mars,” Twist told Neon Limelight. “We did that over with our own words, like a remix. That’s how we’re gonna do the majority of the mixtape, with other people’s records and just me freestyling over it. And Justin’s a rapper now, so he’s gonna be goin’ in.”
Twist already has three solo mixtapes under his belt — 2009’s ‘The Yearbook’ and ‘Class President’ and 2010’s ‘The Takeover: Carte Blanche Edition’ — but even he admits he’s not keen on rushing things. “I’m talking it real slow,” Twist says of what’s in store. “I’m looking for a girlfriend, but I’m also trying to focus so hard on what I’m going to come with next.”