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Twiztid

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Twiztid is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1997, Twiztid is composed of Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric.

“The same urban squalor of Detroit that spawned Insane Clown Posse was also the birthplace of Twiztid. Methric and Spaniolo were members of the rap trio House of Krazees before that group disbanded; a demo tape caught the attention of ICP, which signed the guys to Psychopathic Records” –The Daily Times on Twiztid

Years Active: 1997-present
Label: Psychopathic, Def Jam/Island
Best Known Song: “We Don’t Die”

Music Info

Twiztid is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1997, Twiztid is composed of Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric, who perform under the respective personas of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child. Spaniolo and Methric are former members of the group House of Krazees, which disbanded in 1997 a year after Jamie and Paul left.

Twiztid performs a style of hardcore hip hop and have released nine studio albums, nine EPs, seven compilations, and one mixtape. September 12, 2014, InGrooves released its upcoming “New Release Packet” for October and it was announced that their new label will be called Majik Ninja Entertainment. Since their new label they have released albums such as A New Nightmare and The Darkness.

Music

Prior to Twiztid, Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric were members of the hip hop trio House of Krazees, under the names Mr. Bones and Hektic, along with the third member, the R.O.C. The group released five albums before disbanding in 1997. After the split, Methric and Spaniolo sent a demo tape to Insane Clown Posse member Joseph Bruce (Violent J) featuring their friend Blaze Ya Dead Homie, under the name ISI (International Superstars Incorporated). The demo contained the tracks “2nd Hand Smoke,” “Diemuthafuckadie,” and “How Does It Feel?” Bruce was extremely impressed, invited Methric and Spaniolo to perform on ‘The House of Horrors Tour’, and signed them to Psychopathic Records. Before the tour kicked off, Bruce, Methric and Spaniolo decided on a name that they felt would better fit the duo—”Twiztid”.

When Insane Clown Posse signed with Island Records, they helped get a deal for Twiztid as well. In 1999, Mostasteless was pulled, and re-released on Island with somewhat different track listing. Mostasteless peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.

On October 31, 2000, Twiztid released their second studio album, Freek Show. In his review of the album, Allmusic’s Brad Mills wrote that “this kind of music appeals to a small sector of hip-hop listeners and will probably do well within [its] niche market, but the average hip-hop listener will just have to understand that this is a different kind of album.” The album peaked at #51 on the Billboard 200.

On June 28, 2005, Twiztid released its tenth album and its fourth studio album, Man’s Myth (Vol. 1), the first half of a double album concluding with Mutant (Vol. 2), released the following month.

Twiztid released its nineteenth album and their eighth studio album, “Heartbroken & Homicidal,” released on September 21, 2010. Twiztid released their twentieth album titled Cryptic Collection Vol. 4 on September 13, 2011. They released their twenty-first album A Cutthroat Christmas EP in December 2011.

Discography

  • Mostasteless (November 25, 1997) (Psychopathic)
  • Freek Show (October 31, 2000) (Psychopathic)
  • The Green Book (July 1, 2003) (Psychopathic)
  • Man’s Myth, Vol. 1 (June 28, 2005) (Psychopathic)
  • Mutant, Vol. 2 (July 26, 2005) (Psychopathic)
  • Independents Day(July 3, 2007) (Psychopathic)
  • W.I.C.K.E.D. (March 17, 2009) (Psychopathic)
  • Heartbroken & Homicidal (September 21, 2010) (Psychopathic)
  • Abominationz (October 22, 2012) (Psychopathic)
  • A New Nightmare (July 30, 2013) (Independent)
  • The Darkness (January 27, 2015) (Majik Ninja Entertainment)
  • Mutant: Remixed and Remastered (March 4, 2016) (Majik Ninja Entertainment)

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