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Twansac

Years Active: 1998-present


Antwan Richardson, better known as Twansac, is considered by many industry professionals to be an enormously gifted songwriter, rapper and marketing genius. He consistently puts out records of mass appeal and has a special knack for being able to push non-traditional and traditional indie rap markets. Twansac's grass roots approach has built a tremendous following in the Southwest, Midwest and Bay Area Regions. To date, Twansac has sold over 50,000 units without having any major funding or backing.


An independent icon, Twansac has shared the stage with legendary acts such as T.I, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Neyo, Ludacris, DMX, Warren G, Fabulous, Bow Wow, Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs, Chamillionaire, D12, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, Cassidy, Petey Pablo, Three Six Mafia, DJ Quick, Tha Dogg Pound, Sugafree, Keak Da Sneak, San Quinn, J-Stalin, T-Nutty, Beeda Weeda and Krizz Kalico.


A true visionary and rap pioneer


A Wichita, Kansas, native, the veteran rapper has been active in the game since 1998, coming up in an area with no major recording studios or record labels. Twansac embraced all those obstacles to create an opportunity for himself, and while attending college on a basketball scholarship, he purchased studio quality equipment and learned how to record and mix his own music.


In 2001, after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business, the ambitious rapper started his own label, Profitcy Records, and his career quickly began to pick up steam. His first live show was in 1999, opening up for legendary Texas rapper Lil Troy (“Wanna Be A Baller”), which snowballed into dozens of local performances in that first year. By spring 2002, Twansac had his first hit – “Cadillac Love” – which became a cult classic and one of the top hip-hop songs in the Midwest that year.


Twansac’s popularity snowballed after the release of “Cadillac Love” and, with his newfound success, released his debut album, “Deeper than the Mind’s Eye” in December 2002, selling almost 5,00 copies in the first month of release. The success of both single and album led to offers from Universal and Def Jam, which Twansac spurned to stay independent. After receiving some advice from DMX at a concert the two were performing at in summer 2003, Twansac moved his label and business to Phoenix, Arizona. after releasing his second EP, “Do the Damn Thang” and a mixtape.


The success in the Midwest quickly translated to a new location – Twansac immediately began getting radio play from stations in Phoenix and began touring regularly in California, Utah, Nevada, Texas and Arizona. In summer 2006, he released “The Ghetto Scholar” LP that went on to sell nearly 15,000 units, and his second mixtape, “KDUB 95.7 Vol. II” that featured special guests

Tech N9ne, E-40 and Kutt Kalhoun.


Twansac released another mixtape, “What You Know About Sac?” in 2008 and the LP “I’m All In” in 2011 and the EP “Real Nigga” in 2014. Seeing his vision come full circle, Twansac’s next move was to try and link the local scenes from his adopted home of Arizona and where he came from, Kansas to provide a music outlet for hip-hop artists in both places. “KANZONA VOL. I” showcases unsigned artists from both states bridging the gap as one voice.


"Hopefully Kanzona will finally help us earn respect from the hip hop masses and its major players,” Twansac said. The album is scheduled for a May 2015 release.


Discography
Cadillac love EP (2002)
Deeper than the Mind’s Eye (2003)
Do the Damn Thang (2003)
KDUB Vol I (2004)
Ghetto Scholar (2005)
What You Know about Sac? (2008)
I'm All in (2008)
Real Nigga (2014)
Kanzona Vol I (May 2015)

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