Lil Wayne’s 19-year-old protégé Lil Twist is gearing up to release his debut album, entitled Don’t Get It Twisted, which is scheduled to drop this spring 2012. VIBE caught up with the YMCMB rapper while he was in Chicago on the “Careless World” tour with Tyga. Twist talked about his long-awaited debut album, audience, memorable tour moments and future plans. Below are some excerpts:
At 19 years old, you’ve stayed strong on your grind as a part of YMCMB and you’re rapidly developing as a standout artist. What do you owe your success to thus far?
I’m just having fun. We had it all planned out, as far as me being with Lil Wayne for 5 years. I’ve been with Lil Wayne before you guys even knew who Lil Twist was. So I was just building myself up as an artist, just having fun and we all had it planned out.
So, you’ve been hard at work prepping your debut album Don’t Get it Twisted. Do you feel like 2012 is your year?
The whole world better not get it twisted because this album is amazing! I worked really hard on this album. It’s me blowing up on 14 tracks. I have crazy collabs on there. And yeah, I do feel like this is going to be a strong year for me, especially when people actually open up their ears.
When can we expect Don’t Get it Twisted to drop?
Don’t Get it Twisted is set to drop this spring.
Who else have you collaborated with on your album?
Besides Justin Bieber, you have 2 Chainz, Tyga, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, The Dream, Young Nation, the list goes on.
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