Kelly Frazier, a Detroit Music Advocate and Host of Fresh Is The Word Podcast recently had an article he wrote about Twiztid on Huffington Post.

Twiztid’s new album The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s is scheduled to be released this FRIDAY, January, 27th.

You can read the full article below.

 

From Huffington Post:

 

The dastardly duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child (born Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric) known as the horror-filled rap duo Twiztid are surprising veterans, muddying the waters through of brand of music that at times experienced seething levels of vitriol from the music industry. In the late 1990s, the two transitioned from their previous project House of Krazees into this new incarnation they called Twiztid, which was pretty much their last ditch effort to make it in this music game. It worked and their 1997 release Mostasteless on Psychopathic Records would mark of a new beginning for the duo and they are still holding on twenty years later.

The idea of new beginnings is something not lost on anyone looking for longevity in their careers and that has been the core of Twiztid’s story since they left their longtime home at Psychopathic Records, marked by the release of The Darkness in 2015 on their own imprint Majik Ninja Entertainment. Since then, they’ve built a deep label roster including old friends like The R.O.C., Blaze Ya Dead Homie, and Boondox and new faces like Lex The Hex Master, G-Mo Skee, and Young Wicked. The new beginning is not just about them, it’s about creating an entity that’s viable for them and their artists for the next twenty years.

The next chapter in the story of Twiztid comes with their new album The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s (pronounced “life’s question marks”), which isn’t so much thematic in its entirety, but more so tackling how to deal with the unknown in all of our lives and leaving everything open to their own interpretations. The labels and stigmas in society are life’s question marks and each song serves as a way to understand it all. “It’s the shit that our listeners go through in their everyday lives, everyday human shit,” explains Monoxide Child. “People have told us that it’s impressive that after the fact of listening to our records how they all happen to somehow mimic or respond to the time around them in which they were released. We are conscious of our surroundings and we’re always conscious of being relevant and not being too far behind.”

It’s with The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s that Twiztid has shown their progress, with glimpses that date back to points of their past while pushing the envelope into a new generation. “We’re always learning and we’re always sharpening our pencils and upping our game,” explains Jamie Madrox. “We always setting standards for ourselves that sometimes that are so great that we can’t even reach our standards because me and Paul have such high expectations for what we do. I think that’s why the best in us always comes out of our products because we always challenge ourselves and push ourselves to not just do the same record with a different cover.”

Twiztid does not stand on their past laurels. They are honest that part of their current fan base might not be completely familiar with their early work, so listening to their audience has been key to continuing to make quality material that holds up with the music that got them here, but still coming from a place a total creative freedom. “We did go places we wanted to go,” says Jamie Madrox about the new album. “It’s just that that we realized that there are more places we wanted to go. There is a little something for everybody on this record, which is really cool. We really covered the playing field. If it was roulette, me and Monoxide had chips on half lines across the board. When you hear your song, you’re going to know.”

Throughout this journey under Majik Ninja Entertainment, Twiztid took the lessons from their past with Psychopathic Records and created this new universe, implementing the aspects that worked for them and shying away anything that was toxic. Building a successful universe isn’t about yourself, but also making sure there is a foundation for a community that includes your fellow artists and your audience. With only a couple years into the Majik Ninja Entertainment era, not only have they been able to grow themselves, but Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child feel they have been able to break other artists under their umbrella. “Since we started this, you can look at the roster now. We’ve grown in volumes,” says Jamie Madrox. “All the knowledge that we learn, not only are we putting that back into Twiztid, but we’re able to put that into these new up-comers that we’re bringing to the foreground that will end up ultimately being the new face of music for the next 10-15 years.”

With the release of their eleventh studio album The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child have no plans to slow down. It’s the culmination of their life’s work and testament that they still have the creative juices flowing through them. “Look, we’re still doing it,” states Jamie Madrox. “If we bring somebody to our label, we believe in them that much that we foresee them in our sight being the biggest thing 10-15 years from now still going strong just how we would be.”

When it comes down to it, this album is an album free of any preconceived notions or obligation, and honest in its inception. “We made a record honestly for once for Jamie and Paul, explains Jamie Madrox. “This is how we felt when we recorded the songs. These are the songs that make us smile, cry, laugh, whatever. They are the evolution of us.”

Twiztid new album “The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s” is out via Majik Ninja Entertainment on January 27th. Twiztid’s official album release party will be at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles on Friday, January 27th with G-Mo Skee and Gorilla Voltage along with a short tour called “The Eat Your Heart Tour” in February. For more information on Twiztid, visit twiztid.com.

Also, in case you missed it, here is the Twiztid interview from the Fresh is the Word Podcast.

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The information for the Canadian Juggalo Weekend VIP Packages were released today over at Hatchetgear.com.

This event is set to take place April 7th and 8th 2017 .

Insane Clown Posse will be performing “Riddlebox” with mystery performances to be announced!

Below is a little bit of information on the VIP meet and greets.

You can also find out more information on this event by clicking here!

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Juggalo Weekend is designed to be an annual 2 day event founded by Insane Clown Posse (Psychopathic Records), the driving force behind the legendary annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” held in the United States. With over 17 years of success drawing more than 20,000 people to the annual “Gathering”, Insane Clown Posse will embark on this new venture with successful Calgary-based promotion company, True Rhythm, to bring a similar concept to Canada for the first time.

Juggalo Weekend 2017 will feature performances by numerous well-known musical groups and underground artists as well as wrestling, games, contests, autograph sessions, face painting booths, vendors, and circus performances.

The Juggalo & Hip Hop communities from across Canada and beyond are invited to come together
and be a part of the first ever “Juggalo Weekend” in Calgary, Alberta, Canada this April!

The Meet and Greets are taking place BEFORE the show. Door times are set each day, please pick up your pass at will call ONE HOUR BEFORE DOORS. You must have a ticket to the show to attend the VIP. A Psychopathic Homie will be there to bring you in and get you ready for the Meet and Greet. Please note, some venues will not let you go back to your car after the Meet and Greet and some will. This isn’t up to Psychopathic and it depends on the venue’s rules. You might have to hang onto your stuff throughout the whole show. There are NO REFUNDS on this item. If you are not there for the meet and greet you miss out. Get there early! You must have a ticket to the show to attend the VIP. NOTHING WILL BE SHIPPED TO YOU please pick up your pass at will call.

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After a long and much anticipated voting process, the Top Ten Albums of the Underground were announced and awarded Live in Australia this past Saturday night!!!

The awards were announced through podcast on the Underground of Australia website. Over several weeks the website hosted a voting process where anyone and everyone could easily log in to the website and submit your votes for your opinions of the top albums. It was a very exciting event!

Below I have included all 10 albums announced, along with a youtube link to take u to each full album for your listening pleasure. All of these albums are available for purchase on the Underground Australia’s website.

Top 10 Underground Album Award Winners are so followed.


Coming in at Number 10, Vinnie Paz with the 2016 album,  The Cornerstone of the Cornerstore”.

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Coming in at Number 9- Kung Fu Vampire with the 2016 album, “Look Alive“.

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Coming in at Number 8- Big Hoodoo  of Psychopathic Records with the 2016 album “Asylum“.

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Coming in at Number 7Dezlooca with the 2016 album, “Serial Killers X“.

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Coming in at Number 6Jimmy Donn of Sicfux Entertainment presents the 2016 album “Anxiety Music“.

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Coming in at Number 5, Rittz of Strange Music Inc. with the 2016 album, “Top of the Line“.

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Coming in at Number 4, Lex the Hex Master of Majik Ninja Entertainment with the 2016 album “Contact“.

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Coming in at Number 3, Tech N9ne of Strange Music Inc. with the 2016 album “The Storm“.

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Coming in at Number 2, Gmo Skee of Majik Ninja Entertainment with the 2016 album “My Filthy Spirit Bomb“.

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Coming in at Number 1, Blaze ya Dead Homie of Majik Ninja Entertainment with the 2016 album “The Casket Factory“.

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