Over the last 18 months Twista's career has spiralled into the stratosphere, and all it took was a little help from his friend Kanye West. I doubt even those in the know would have guessed he'd be asked to perform the lead track for a major MTV film production. But that's the reality.
Hope doesn't really have a lot to do with the film Coach Carter, a film about an underdog high school basketball team. Instead the lyrical content is surprisingly deep, if a little depressing. Beginning with an outline of stereotypical ghetto life (drug-dealing and incarceration) it soon takes on political undertones.
It calls for soldiers to be brought back home, although when merged with the wish that the bullets never found their way into Biggie and Tupac, it loses a degree of potency. Nevertheless it's a very nice song, and one that could well push Faith Evans back into the spotlight, should she wish to.