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Shoot for the Face
21 tracks · 1 January 2006
The Insane Asylum
20 tracks · 4 June 2013
20 tracks · 31 October 2015
The Last Demon
22 tracks · 13 June 2014
The Monster In The Dark
18 tracks · 31 October 2007
Shoot for the Face 2
18 tracks · 31 December 2016
The Gatekeeper and Keymaster
14 tracks · 31 October 2016
The Root Of All Evil
18 tracks · 31 October 2011
In My Darkest Hour
19 tracks · 31 October 2017
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Shoot For The Face Deluxe Edition
21 tracks · 1 January 2006
1 track · 4 December 2017
1 track · 8 April 2015
The Insane Asylum [Explicit]
20 tracks · 3 June 2013
20 tracks · 30 October 2015
The Root Of All Evil [Explicit]
18 tracks · 30 October 2011
Sickological - Single
1 track · 6 April 2015
The Monster In The Dark [Explicit]
18 tracks · 30 October 2007
The Last Demon [Explicit]
22 tracks · 12 June 2014
Shoot for the Face 2 [Explicit]
18 tracks · 30 December 2016
In My Darkest Hour [Explicit]
19 tracks · 30 October 2017
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|Birth name||Michael Johnson|
|Born||September 22, 1982 (age 36)|
San Diego, California, United States
Michael Johnson (born September 22, 1982), known by his stage name Twisted Insane, is an American rapper and songwriter from San Diego, California. He has released eight studio albums. While in Southeast San Diego, he founded the record label Brainsick Muzik, to which other similar rappers are also signed. He is known for having one of the fastest rapping speeds in the industry.
Johnson was born and raised in San Diego, California. By the age of 12 he had begun writing rhymes, and has said that after his first live performance he was overwhelmed with emotion from the euphoric experience, and 'immediately became addicted to performing live'. He left home and began travelling around the United States, going from place to place and selling albums of his music for the money he needed for food and accommodation. When his first album, Shoot for the Face, came out in 2006, he was homeless at the time.
Twisted Insane raps in the Chopper style of rap, a very fast-paced style that originated in the Midwestern United States. He may have been influenced by fellow artists Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Twista and Busta Rhymes . He started his career travelling across the United States, selling CDs of his music in order to pay for food and accommodation. However, he began to garner a cult following of those who appreciated his incredible rapping speed and verbal ability. His first studio album, Shoot for the Face, was released in 2006 and included 21 songs, featuring fellow artists Catmando, Guaran-T, West Craven, T-Nutty, Lil Face and Beezo. His second album, The Monster in the Dark, was released in 2007 and was composed of 18 songs, featuring Mitchy Slick, Spice 1, Beezo, Young Bop, Marvaless, Zigg Zagg and C-Bo.
After featuring on Tech N9ne's single 'Worldwide Choppers' in May 2011, alongside well-known rappers such as Busta Rhymes and Twista, he was introduced to a much wider fanbase across the world. The song remains Twisted Insane's biggest hit so far in the United States, peaking at #15 on the BillboardU.S. Heatseekers Songs chart, #30 on the R&B/Hip-HopDigital Song Sales chart and #4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. Following on from this, in October 2011 he released his third album, The Root of All Evil, which was 18 tracks long and featured Chris Ray, Ric Nutt, Zigg Zagg, Marvaless, Key Loom, Bishop, C-Bo, Ise B, Ms. Karamel and T-Nutty.
June 2013 saw Twisted Insane release his fourth album, The Insane Asylum, including 20 songs, featuring Charles Xavier, Firing Squad, C Mob, Mitchy Slick, Key Loom, Redro Killson, Bishop, Bleezo, Kung Fu Vampire, Poverty's Posterboy, West Craven, Hurricane, Mr. Dos Muchos, Troll, D Loc, Crucified and Z. In July that year he was featured on the lead single of Tech N9ne's album Something Else, 'So Dope (They Wanna)' alongside Wrekonize and Snow Tha Product. He was also featured in the music video for this track.
In 2014 Twisted Insane released The Last Demon, his fifth album, with 22 tracks, including collaborations with artists Rittz, JellyRoll, Charlie Ray, Khadijah Lopez, Iso, Kamikazi and Aqualeo. Voodoo, his sixth album, was released in 2015, and had 20 tracks, including guest appearances from Redro Killson, Jarren Benton, Khadijah Lopez, Dayo G, Qlayz, Tanqueray Locc, Bleezo and Charlie Ray. In 2016, he released a collaboration album with Charlie Ray, The Gatekeeper and the Keymaster, with 15 songs also featuring T Nutty. In the same year he released a solo album entitled Shoot for the Face 2, a sequel to his first album with 18 tracks, featuring Dalima, Kamikazi, Charlie Ray, Dikulz, Brotha Lynch Hung, Blayne and rapper Lyrikal.His latest album, In My Darkest Hour, released in 2017, included 19 tracks, and C-Mob, Z, Dayo G and Charlie Ray are credited as performers.
- The Brainmatter (1999) (unreleased)
- Shoot For The Face (2006)
- The Hells Kitchen Mixtape (2007)
- The Monster In The Dark (2007)
- The Root Of All Evil (2011)
- The Insane Asylum (2013)
- The Last Demon (2014)
- Voodoo (2015)
- Shoot For The Face 2 (2016)
- In My Darkest Hour (2017)
- The Gatekeeper and the Keymaster (2016) (with Charlie Ray)
- Sick Dimension (2016) (with Demzwon)
|2011||'Worldwide Choppers' |
(Tech N9ne featuring Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista,
U$O, Ceza, D-Loc, JL of B.Hood & Twisted Insane)
|2013||'So Dope (They Wanna)' |
(Tech N9ne featuring Wrekonize, Twisted Insane & Snow Tha Product)
|2015||'Twisted Thoughts' |
(King ISO featuring Twisted Insane)
(ShimmyMC featuring Wrekonize & Twisted Insane)
|'—' denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
- ^'Worldwide Choppers' did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
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- ^jnelliott. 'Tech N9ne's releases a 'So Dope' video'. The Source. The Northstar Group. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
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