Written by Julie B. on October 30, 2019
Twiztid is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1997, Twiztid is composed of Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric, who perform under the respective personas of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide. Spaniolo and Methric are former members of the group House of Krazees, which disbanded in 1997 a year after the duo’s departure. They released their debut album in 1997.
They were signed to Psychopathic Records from 1997, where they remained until they announced their departure on December 12, 2012. They remained unsigned from 2012 until 2014 when it was announced that they were forming their own label, Majik Ninja Entertainment with the first release establishing the label on October 21, 2014.
Twiztid performs a style of horrorcore rap and have released 11 studio albums, 10 EP’s, 10 compilation albums and 1 mixtape.
Madrox stated, “Think of it as if there was a Halloween or Friday the 13th on wax and Jason and Michael Myers could actually rap, this is what their vibe would sound like.” Madrox has cited Kiss as an influence.While Man’s Myth featured a hip hop-oriented sound, Mutant featured a rock-oriented sound.According to Madrox, “I’ve always wanted to do a Rock album and to date that was the closest thing to it we have ever done, so it holds a special place in my heart.”