The Status (Gangsta Nutt & Twin G) – Active

The Status (Gangsta Nutt & Twin G) - Active

Donald O’Pashune Wallace aka as Twin G was born at Charity hospital in Monroe Louisiana but relocated to the rainy city of Seattle at the young age of three. Twin G endured hood life early living in High Point neighborhood of Seattle and that moving to the infamous Central District several years later. He learned early on that life is no gimmie as he was removed from his family and placed into a foster home due to his mother’s drug addiction.  As with many youngsters who come from a broken home they find music as a source of comfort and the story was no different with Twin G. “When I was about 12 I really started taking a like to rap music, rappers like LL Cool J, Kool Moe Dee, Heavy D, NWA really influenced me as a youngster.”

At age fourteen Twin G found some stability when a small family in the High Point neighborhood took him. Back in the Seattle streets Twin G took his love for music to a new level by becoming an artist. “Back in them days I was known as Mc Donnie D, I was out doing shows trying to get my name out and recorded a demo with a guy named Creeplow.” Nothing serious came of the demo but in 1993 Twin G hooked up with another local neighborhood artist named Hightower. The two had a good chemistry and began writing more demo songs. Some of Twin G’s early songs like “Copy The Copper” which depicted the way policed treated people in his neighborhood, “Stop Listen Whats That Sound”, “White Rocks” were all favorites amongst the local scene.

The only problem Twin G saw with his past songs was they felt more like freestyles on beats and he was determined to be a more complete artist and finally drop an album. Even though determined Twin G ran into a speed bump as he was incarcerated for a short period of time but it turned into a blessing as this is where he wrote his first real songs. “As soon as I got out I was hungry and hit a professional studio with the new songs I wrote, they caught the ear of a guy named Ed Dumas who wanted to work with me to put out my first album.” Even though Ed took a liking to Twins music and raspy voiced style he still thought Twin G the artist had a ways to go. Twin G like many artists did not understand criticism at first but as the project went on he saw the vision of where his first album was going. Numerous late nights in the studio later “In The Name Of The Game” was born. The album featured rap icons like Sir Mix A Lot, C-Bo, Spice 1, Yukmouth and many more but after its release the album was highly slept on dude to poor promotion and marketing.

Never letting his inner hustle die Twin G began working on his second album but this time minus the man Ed Dumas who brought him into the game. “I had a lot of love from Ed and I took what I learned from him and focused more on subject matters rather than punch lines for my second album.” In the mist of working on his second album a great opportunity rose when his brother Skuntdunana, 151, & A-Train were working on a group project. Twin-G joined the group and the collective became known as Lac Of Respect and hit the streets hard in 2004 with their debut album “Game Members”. The album was for Seattle what Straight Out Of Compton was for NWA and quickly garnered support from fans. The album has sold about 5000 copies to date which is near unheard of for most Northwest artists.

Twin G refocused added the finishing touches to his second album “In The Name Of The Game Volume 2″ which featured new and remixed tracks from his first album. The album also featured guest spots from Big Syke, Mac Mall and many more. The album was another success as it sold nearly 7000 copies since it’s time of release. After the success of his second solo album Twin G hooked up with his childhood friend Gangsta Nutt and they formed the group The Status. The two who are considered pioneers of Seattle gangsta music clicked like X’s and O’s the outcome was “Active” which featured Messy Marv, Key Loom, 151, Luni Coleone, and  many more. The album also reunited Twin G and Ed Dumas who helped him get a introduction into the music game. The west coast hip hop community recognized his accomplishment, along with fans who voted for him naming him Washington’s best rapper at the West Coast Hip Hop Awards. Twin G shows no signs of stopping as he is prepping the release of his third album ” I Shouldn’t Be Alive.”

1. Certified Ft Messy Marv & Rocphella
2. Im So Gangsta
3. 2 Tha Left Ft Luni Coleone & Key Loom
4. I Wanna Be Like U
5. Big Homie Ft Key Loom
6. Keep A Bitch Broke
7. Does The Hood Love Me? Ft Von-Op
8. Gone Away
9. Sometimes I Cry (Status Mix)
10. Gangstafied Ft West Coast Stone
11. Party Like A Hood Star
12. 1 Way 2 Live Ft Baby S & West Coast Stone
13. Im Ready Ft Kay Jay
14. Get Ya Mind Right Ft West Coast Stone
15. Games People Play Ft S-Locc
16. Ready & Willin Ft S-Locc
17. Lip Service
18. U Can Get It Ft S-Dubb
19. Hoover Love Ft Lil C, S-Locc, Rocphella

The Status  – Im So Gangsta

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The Status Ft Luni Coleone & Key Loom  – 2 Tha Left

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The Status  Ft Key Loom – Big Homie

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The Status Ft Von-Op  – Does The Hood Love Me

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The Status  Ft West Coast Stone – Gangstafied

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The Status Ft S-Dubb – U Can Get It

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14 thoughts on “The Status (Gangsta Nutt & Twin G) – Active

  1. This is what really represents the Seattle hip hop scene…not these fake ass wannabe backpackin wack rappin lames that are only coming out cuz they got some $$$!

  2. THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE LOVE IT MEANS ALOT BEINGS IVE BEEN PUTTING IT DOWN OUT HERE U CAN DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM FOR FREE AT THE SITE LISTED UP TOP FOR VERSES SHOWS OR JUST WANNA TALK TO ME GET AT ME 5039980466 OR E MAIL THANKS AGAIN CUZ GROOVE STATUS!!!!

  3. hey babe im bacc in cali. and your music is crackin out here baby. I miss you so call me at 916-454-4912 I will be home on sunday I work. I do in home care and I live in so you know how that is. well goodluck daddy on said:

    Call me boo 916 454 4912

  4. whats grooving big home shit a young nigga fresh out of green hill doing big things this that real hoover shit ….h.i.p the homies groove gang or don’t bang

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