Twisted Black has had a more difficult time than most achieving success in the rap game. He's an older cat, born in 1976, and spent much of the late-'80s and early '90s honing his rap skills at various open mics and house parties around his Fort Worth home. But, as soon as he and his group, One Gud Cide, were getting a little buzz, Black was shot in the face. He took a couple of years off to recover from that blow, and in 1995 finally released the group's debut, the Dallas underground rap classic Look What the Streets Made. It caught the attention of major labels, and soon One Gud was readying their sophomore album, Contradictions. But tragedy struck again, and Black was incarcerated soon after the release. After being released from prison, Black managed to record two more disks with One Gud before venturing out on his own in 2006. He was signed to TVT records and recorded his solo debut before being imprisoned once more. This time the charge was federal, a cocaine/crack distribution rap that got him three 30 year sentences. Hopefully, Black will be able to return to his art some day.