Keith Sweat – “Twisted” 20 year Album Anniversary Review

Wow it’s been 20 whole years since Keith Sweat‘s “Twisted” was released??!!

backinthedaybuffet, Keith Sweat..“Oh yeah baby You got to make your mind up Yeah, cut close Help me out You know you are my lover You know you are my love, baby (You got me twisted over you) Girl, you got me twisted over you (I know I got what you need) I got what you need right here, baby So what you wanna do?”

I remember singing this song as a child, trying very hard to master the crying/whining voice Keith Sweat is so famous for, LOL.  I remember my friends and I would fight over him when the “Twisted” video came on TV, with his fresh hair cut, shimmying in all white across the floor.  I could never understand in the video when they shot his love interest, she was just hanging on the ladder dead, I thought that was so bizarre.
Keith Sweat – Twisted 20 Year Anniversary

This Harlem native has had a long journey in his music career, but the song “Twisted” from the album “Keith Sweat” was a big hit on the billboards, even beating TLC’s “No Scrubs”.  “Twisted” was released June 4, 1996 as the lead single from Sweat’s third full length album.  The single and the album went on to be the most successful of his career.  The hit single ranked #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and peaked at #1 on the Rhythmic Top 40 for 14 weeks.  In the video you can find him in all white bouncing back and forth, with the R&B group Kut Klose singing in the background.  The single was co/produced and written by Eric McCaine.  The album “Keith Sweat” is crammed with special guests appearing on almost every track, which feels like it takes away from the soulful artists’ great work.   The single “Twisted” and the song “Nobody” will always be the songs that Keith Sweat is known by.

“I used to go to bed and dream I was on stage giving a concert,” he told Ebony. “I could see myself singing and the people were screaming and the whole thing was so real to me, I used to wake up and really believe I had done a show. You couldn’t tell me it didn’t happen. I would get up in the morning and start looking in my pockets for all the money I’d made from my shows. I don’t know how to explain it, but those dreams seemed so real, I knew they were really premonitions.”

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