released 02 June 2011
The album that created a path of hatred. Out of every release, the Hate-On production days brought a new meaning to "hater" in 2010. Twenty explains who the haters are, who the clique is, and who the hoes must be. In all honest opinions, Hate-On was a way for Twenty to express his anger towards his family, and snakes who claimed to be his friends. Can you relate?
Twenty's production on this album hit a new high for him as he learned how to dynamically master a record for radio-release. Check out "Dick Sucked", a NON-RADIO-FRIENDLY record with a mainstream sound. With this idea in hand, this record helped bring a new mainstream YET underground sound to the production that later would become TWENTYTAPES. But we're not there yet, check out the album "DACURE" to learn more about where the sound has arrived. Have you become a fan yet?
released 02 June 2009
After a couple of albums released under no label, Twenty dropped his 3rd original project Da Beginnin', which was in no doubt just the beginnin' of Twenty's independence. The album consists of many dark tunes, with a sense of melancholy and anger, this tape gives a sense of heaviness. It was a first attempt at creating a full length album, and a success as well.
The original 2008 release had 21 tracks in it. Some tracks were later replaced, and later removed due to Twenty's idea to shape his sound and brand in a way that not many will be able to track down. Or can they? A simple Google search might help you find those unreleased tracks. You just need to know a little Twenty history before knowing what exactly to type on that Google search bar!
From Intro to Outro, this release might make you want to start rapping yourself. Just know, Twenty was 16 at the date of its original release, and this rapping thing; well it's not for everyone.
Release date: 02 June 2008 | Re-release date 16 January 2014
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released 02 August 2013
Twenty is releasing his fourth full-length album, DaCure. Multi-genre producer born and radummyised in Chicago, Illinois whose personal motto reads: “stay true to your sound”, is owner of the TwentyTapes brand. Well known for his sharp 808s, which come from the original 1980 Roland TR-808 Machine, the twentysomething year old has collaborations with other stellar artists like Three 6 Mafia's Koopsta Knicca [RIP]. With a resonant sound that seamlessly and effortlessly combines the perfect amount of bass, bounce and sharpness. DaCure becomes palatable to many.
The album has an overwhelming gangster vibe to it – heavy and dark, soft and beautiful. As Twenty draws the soundscape for this project from some inspiring streets in his life, the sounds come through as traits: chill, angry & thuggish, grounded & driven, loving & unconditional.
“During the course of the year I probably spent making this, I was coming up in the college environment. Meeting girls, making friends, new homies, new hoes.. Campus was insane, I put all those things into this project..” - TWENTY
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Photography: Edgar Arroyo | Mixing & Mastering: Twenty
Executive Produced by Twenty
released 02 June 2010
Now Never catches you off guard with its potential to really change the way you feel about the underground. Twenty did his thing, overlaying his Twenty brand to this re-release, Now Never is remastered after 5 years of complete brand transformation. Inspired by the Elbridge street feel, the potholes, the people that strolled past the never-changing street Twenty grew up in. Logan Square's debut, some may say. Twenty's Now Never album is a milestone, one that put Twenty to the test and introduced him to the new digital era, which in those days was only fresh.
Sharp drums, a flow like Bonethugs & Harmony. Rage like an old Three 6 Mafia posse song. A dark menacing theme that plays well during the days of Halloween celebration. Simple bass lines that keep your earbuds from staying in. Now Never is sure to keep you coming back to Twenty's discography for more. Unless you're a bit more of a modern day hipster who wears dreads and tight jeans. This tape is for the young cats who desire the hardcore rap sound.