TWAIN is a hip-hop recording artist from Chicago, by way of Minneapolis. A seasoned music maker, songwriter and lyricist, his sound strikes a balance of timeless and contemporary hip-hop energy, autobiographic tales, and wordplay purists can appreciate. Some of his live performances to date include Penn State University, the Fine Line Music Café, the historic Capri Theater, the Minnesota Music Café, and the FOR THE LOVE hip-hop festival. A Twin Cities Hip Hop Award nominee & 96.3 B96 Homegrown Featured Artist, his work has been selected for inclusion on MnSpin, the Hennepin County Library's streaming service for MN artists, as well as being recognized by the Audiomack editorial team for real time trending on their site. He founded and curated the concert series A NIGHT OVER SOUTH in 2016, and TWIN CITIES MUSIC LOUNGE in 2018. His latest album CENTRAL STANDARD TIME released in 2020.