Twista
Adrenaline Rush


4.5
superb

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
December 29th, 2009 | 23 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Mob rap on PCP.

Every rap region has its signature style. The west coast has its gangstas, the east coast their lyricists, the south its banging productions, and the often unloved Midwest has carved its niche for possessing Gatling gun MCs. Rapid firing rappers often find themselves home in the heartland of America. Since the 90’s Midwest rappers like Tech N9ne, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, and Rebel XD have made their names for spitting lightning fast rhymes. Arguably the King of Fast Rap, Twista is recognized widely for making hit singles like Wetter (Calling You Daddy) and Slow Jamz, and less known for being able to pronounce 11.2 syllables per second. Twista had been posted up in the rap game since 1992, but Adrenaline Rush was his first full length LP. Despite little to no airplay outside the region, it went gold.

Twista being Twista, what comes into question on this album is not his MCing ability, but the surrounding parts which encompass it. The production on the album is stout – splitting between energized G-funk beats (Nuthin’ But a G Thang is sampled on Mobster’s Anthem) and shadowy piano sample based beats – and serves as a nice, enjoyable backdrop to Twista’s mic-shredding abilities. But, Twista somewhat falters in the lyrical department. At its apex, his mobster lifestyle musings only culminate in above average decency (“Leave you swimming in blood like sea creatures”) leaving something to be desired. The occasional ode-to-sex song doesn’t help either, but they’re hardly boring because of Twista’s ace rapping ability.

The three sex songs and average lyrics can’t detriment this album as much as they would any other rap album. And the (actually) good ongoing skit and interesting interlude are indicative of an album that can’t hardly go wrong. Adrenaline Rush is packed to the brim with speed, awesome production, and Mafioso lyrics sure to interest any rap fan and Twista shows why he was the first to sign with Loud Records, the same label that the Wu-Tang Clan was on. A near classic, only to slightly fall short of the ever-eluding title as a result of some minimal filler and only-decent lyrics.



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Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Really really really liking this album.

hydeyomoney
December 29th 2009


934 Comments


like this review, might check this out now as soon as i can.

Relinquished
December 29th 2009


25200 Comments


this guy is ridiculously fast

combustion07
December 29th 2009


5376 Comments


I found this cd in a parking lot at a record store a few years back, I remember playing it alot, I forgot about it, it seems like I should pop it in again

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea he is. Rebel XD holds the record though.

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

And yea you should, it's awesome.

Tits McGee
December 29th 2009


1876 Comments


never liked twista

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what?! ^

MUNGOLOID
December 29th 2009


4333 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

obviously twista's best album.

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like Twista. I mean, he's not my favorite rapper, but he's good.

AggravatedYeti
December 29th 2009


7685 Comments


Im with Ruins on this one, tho I guess I could be convinced to give it a shot. but no promises

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You should check it out.

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This will show you what Twista is capable of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKeVKwyIn1I

AggravatedYeti
December 29th 2009


7685 Comments


capable of being bad and still making poor production choices. that song was honestly lame as hell dude.

maybe its just not for me *shrugs*

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hm. The flow is really good, and I like that old school production.

AggravatedYeti
December 29th 2009


7685 Comments


his flow is annoying imo, I dunno, just cause you can spit fast doesn't mean you have shit to say, further more that people can understand what you are saying.

but that's really always been my main issue with Twista.

Bulldog
December 29th 2009


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hm. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

somberlain
December 29th 2009


2121 Comments


Good review, never was really into this guy's stuff though

bears
December 29th 2009


106 Comments


"The three sex songs and average lyrics can’t detriment this album as much as they would any other rap album."

I dunno about that sentence...

BigHans
March 14th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Like this alot. Only bad thing is the best song has to ape Nuthin But a G Thang



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