Lil Twist

Lil Twist

Christopher Lynn Moore (born January 11, 1993), known by his stage names Lil Twist and Twizzy F., is a rapper from Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas.[2] He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment.[3] Lil Twist, along with his younger brother Lil Za, another aspiring rapper artist, is best known for his association with Justin Bieber.[4][5][6][7][8]

Career[edit]

Lil Twist is from Dallas, Texas. He dropped out of high school after completing one year.[4]

When he was 12 years old, Lil Twist went to a Lil Wayne concert in Tyler, Texas and opened for Lil Wayne. Impressed, Cortez and Wayne flew Lil Twist to Atlanta to see how he was in a recording studio.[9]

He released his first single, "The Texas Twist", when he was 10 years old, which was #1 locally in Dallas for 6 straight weeks.[10]

He released mixtapes such as The Golden Child, and a single, "Love Affair" to build anticipation for his upcoming album, Bad Decisions.

He was featured in XXL hip hop magazine's "2011 Freshman Class". Since then, he has been featured as a guest artist on recordings by Bieber in "Twerk", "Wind It" and others, 2 Chainz in "Do What I Want" and with Miley Cyrus. His 2012 mixtape 3 Weeks in Miami is a collaboration with Khalil.[11]

Lil Twist has made guest appearances on Disney Channel's animated series Fish Hooks as the voice of Brandon Bubbler.

On April 11, 2017, Lil Twist dropped his mixtape, Young Carter.

Personal life[edit]

On July 11, 2013, Lil Twist was arrested for DUI in Calabasas, California. He was driving Justin Bieber's Fisker Karma and was alleged to be going between 60 and 70 mph in a 30 mph zone.[12]

Lil Twist was arrested and charged with making criminal threats, burglary, grand theft, battery and 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon in March 2015. This was after Twist and four others assaulted Disney actor Kyle Massey and Massey's brother, Christopher Massey. If convicted, Twist may face 25 years + in prison. [13]

On December 1st, Lil Twist pled no contest to 6 charges and received a 1 year sentence. According to TMZ, he does not have to start his sentence until February 3rd, 2017, and with good behavior he could be out in August after 6 months.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Bad Decisions[15]

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
US
Rap
We Are Young Money[16]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[16]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 3 1
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[17]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[17]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 4 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, showing year released
Title Album details
Year Book[18]
  • Released: August 21, 2009
  • Format: Digital download
Class President[19]
  • Released: November 21, 2009
  • Format: Digital download
The Takeover[20]
  • Released: October 29, 2010
  • Format: Digital download
The Golden Child[21]
  • Released: December 20, 2011
  • Format: Digital download
3 Weeks in Miami[22]
(with Khalil)
  • Released: February 14, 2012
  • Format: Digital download
The Golden Child 2[23]
  • Released: January 20, 2016
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions[24][25] Certifications Album
US US R&B US Rap
"The Leak"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2009 77 Year Book
"Little Secret"
(featuring Bow Wow)
2010 Bad Decisions
"Love Affair"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2011 87 Class President
"New Money"
(featuring Mishon)
Bad Decisions
"Turn't Up"
(featuring Busta Rhymes)
2012 88
"Pyrex"
(featuring Cory Gunz)
2014 The Golden Child 2
"Good Credit"
(featuring Foolie Faime)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions[25] Album
US US R&B US Rap
"Popular"
(Lil Wayne featuring Lil Twist)
2010 113[A] I Am Not a Human Being
"Hey Lil Mama"
(Khalil featuring Lil Twist)
2011 111[A] N/A
"Go"
(Chrystian featuring Lil Twist)
2013 110[A]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ http://www.vibe.com/article/lil-twist-arrested-dui
  2. Jump up^ Hopkins, Daniel. (February 22, 2011) XXL Magazine Names Oak Cliff Rapper Lil Twist To Its 2011 Freshman Class. Blogs.dallasobserver.com. Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  3. Jump up^ Lil Twist officially inks deal with Lil Waynes Young Money label. Ballerstatus.com. March 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b The Glimmering Future of Lil Twist – Page 1 – Music – Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach – New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Browardpalmbeach.com (March 31, 2011). Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  5. Jump up^ Justin Bieber Kicks Lil Za, Lil Twist Out After Jewelry Heist. TMZ.com (September 24, 2013). Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  6. Jump up^ Lil Twist Won't Let The 'Bullsh-' Justin Bieber Stories 'Crumble' Him. MTV.com (September 9, 2013). Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  7. Jump up^ Who is Justin Bieber’s friend Lil Twist? | canada.com. O.canada.com. Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  8. Jump up^ Justin Bieber's BFF Being Blamed for Pot Controversy: Who Is Lil Twist? – Us Weekly. Usmagazine.com (January 8, 2013). Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  9. Jump up^ History in the Making: Lil Twist. Play.converse.com. June 29, 2011.
  10. Jump up^ XXL Freshmen: Lil Twist. Xxlmag.com. 2011.
  11. Jump up^ de Revere, Paul (January 23, 2014). "Justin Bieber’s Party Posse: A Primer on Khalil, Lil Za & Lil Twist". Radio.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  12. Jump up^ "Lil Twist arrested for suspected DUI in Justin Bieber's car". CBS News. July 11, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  13. Jump up^ "Lil Twist Facing 25 Years In Jail Over Attack". March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  14. Jump up^ http://www.tmz.com/2016/11/30/lil-twist-jail-sentence-chris-massey-beatdown/
  15. Jump up^ "Bad Decisions". viperial.com. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  16. ^ Jump up to:a b Jeffries, David. "We Are Young Money – Young Money". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation.
  17. ^ Jump up to:a b "Young Money Readies ‘Rise of an Empire’ Compilation for March". Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  18. Jump up^ "Lil-Twist – The Year Book". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  19. Jump up^ "Lil-Twist – Class President Hosted by DJ Ill Will, DJ Rockstar". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  20. Jump up^ "Lil-Twist – The Takeover (Carte Blanche Edition) Hosted by DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  21. Jump up^ "Lil-Twist – The Golden Child Hosted by DJ Ill Will". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  22. Jump up^ "Lil-Twist – 3 Weeks In Miami". YoungMoneyHQ. February 14, 2012.
  23. Jump up^ "Lil-Twist – The Golden Child 2". Spinrilla. January 20, 2016.
  24. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/307327/lil-twist/chart
  25. ^ Jump up to:a b http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f%5B0%5D=ts_chart_artistname%3A*Lil%20Twist*&f%5B1%5D=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=2&artist=Lil%20Twist

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