Lil Twist

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Lil Twist
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Lil Twist in November 2010.
Background information
Birth name Christopher Lynn Moore[1]
Born (1993-01-11) January 11, 1993 (age 21)
Origin Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2010–present
Labels Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated acts Young Money, Lil Wayne, Khalil, Justin Bieber, Lil Chuckee, Chris Brown, Mishon
Website liltwist.com

Christopher Lynn Moore (born January 11, 1993), known by his stage name Lil Twist, is a rapper from Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, United States.[2] He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment.[3] Lil Twist alongside 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]

Lil Twist was signed to Young Money Records after Lil Wayne saw him perform at one of his concert openings in 2007.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Lil Twist's younger brother Xavier Dominique Smith, is an aspiring rapper known by the stage name Lil Za 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]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Bad Decisions[13]

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[14]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[14]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 3 1
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[15]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[15]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 4 2

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, showing year released
Title Album details
Year Book[16]
  • Released: August 21, 2009
  • Format: Digital download
Class President[17]
  • Released: November 21, 2009
  • Format: Digital download
The Takeover[18]
  • Released: October 29, 2010
  • Format: Digital download
The Golden Child[19]
  • Released: December 20, 2011
  • Format: Digital download
3 Weeks in Miami[20]
(with Khalil)
  • Released: February 14, 2012
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions[21][22] Certifications Album
US US R&B


US Rap
"The Leak"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2009 77 Year Book
"Little Secret"
(featuring Bow Wow)
2010
"Love Affair"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2011 87 Class President
"New Money"
(featuring Mishon)
"Turn't Up"
(featuring Busta Rhymes)
2012 88

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions[22] Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"Popular"
(Lil Wayne featuring Lil Twist)
2010 113[A] I Am Not a Human Being
"YM Salute"
(Lil Wayne featuring Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, and Nicki Minaj)[B]
"Hey Lil Mama"
(Khalil featuring Lil Twist)
2011 111[A]
"Go"
(Chrystian featuring Lil Twist)
2013 110[A]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vibe.com/article/lil-twist-arrested-dui
  2. ^ 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. ^ Lil Twist officially inks deal with Lil Waynes Young Money label. Ballerstatus.com. March 22, 2010.
  4. ^ 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. ^ Justin Bieber Kicks Lil Za, Lil Twist Out After Jewelry Heist. TMZ.com (September 24, 2013). Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Lil Twist Won't Let The 'Bullsh-' Justin Bieber Stories 'Crumble' Him. MTV.com (September 9, 2013). Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  7. ^ Who is Justin Bieber’s friend Lil Twist? | canada.com. O.canada.com. Retrieved on March 2, 2014.
  8. ^ 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. ^ History in the Making: Lil Twist. Play.converse.com. June 29, 2011.
  10. ^ XXL Freshmen: Lil Twist. Xxlmag.com. 2011.
  11. ^ 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. ^ "Lil Twist arrested for suspected DUI in Justin Bieber's car". CBS News. July 11, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bad Decisions". viperial.com. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "We Are Young Money – Young Money". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  15. ^ a b "Young Money Readies ‘Rise of an Empire’ Compilation for March". Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Lil-Twist – The Year Book". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lil-Twist – Class President Hosted by DJ Ill Will, DJ Rockstar". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Lil-Twist – The Takeover (Carte Blanche Edition) Hosted by DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Lil-Twist – The Golden Child Hosted by DJ Ill Will". Datpiff. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Lil-Twist – 3 Weeks In Miami". YoungMoneyHQ. February 14, 2012. 
  21. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/307327/lil-twist/chart
  22. ^ 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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