It seems like there has been a resurgence of MCs using the “twisting” style of rap made famous by the Midwest years ago. At one point, Twista and Bone Thugz almost got into some beef about who started this style.
The twisting list goes back into the 90s and works its way through to artists like Yelawolf, Cory Gunz, and MGK who are bringing back one of the most impressive skills in an MC’s arsenal. If you can keep up with the lightning speed, enjoy the Top 10 Tongue Twisting MCs (#pause!):
# 10 Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) – This Bad Boy signee is making lots of noise in 2011, and it seems like his live show is living up to the expectations of his fans. Sold out shows, crowd diving, surfing, hanging from the rafters, and he was just recently in the BET Hip Hop Awards Show Cypher. Dude is over the top, and so is his flow.
#9 Mystikal – Although the only thing related to his bars that we’ve heard from this former No Limit artist in years are due to his run-ins with the law and his rape charges, Mystikal can rap just as fast as anyone on this list. And since he’s still obligated to Jive for one more album, we may hear from him sooner than later. Until then, reminisce on “Make’em Say Ugh.”
#8 Yelawolf – Embodying the grit of the state of Alabama and the rawness of skate culture, Yelawolf is one of Eminem’s new protégées on Shady Records. His debut album, dropping in November entitled Radioactive, is sure to do some numbers. Check “Good to Go” and you’ll know why he’s good to go with the best of the best in this circle of MCs…
#7 Ludacris – Luda broke into the game with a cadence and style that no other MC had. Known for his club bangers and features that guarantee a #1 hit, Luda isn’t scared to push the envelope on music that still makes it to radio. He is defitely one of the most animated of our twisting rappers, but not quite the fastest.