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Reservoir signs platinum-selling writer-producer Twysted Genius to a worldwide publishing deal


Reservoir announces the signing of Platinum-selling writer-producer Twysted Genius to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes rights to Twysted’s entire catalog of works including his collaborations on Lil Baby’s Platinum-selling #1 Billboard 200 album My Turn.

The Mississippi-born Deundraeus Portis, aka Twysted Genius, broke through this year with Lil Baby’s Platinum-selling #1 Billboard 200 album My Turn, on which Twysted co-wrote and produced “Emotionally Scarred,” “Sum 2 Prove,” “Live Off My Closet (feat. Future),” and “Forever (feat. Lil Wayne).” My Turn spent five non-consecutive weeks at #1, also topping the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The Platinum-certified “Emotionally Scarred” and “Sum 2 Prove” were released as singles, peaking at #31 and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, respectively. The success of these cuts landed Twysted a spot on Billboard's most recent Publisher's Quarterly, coming in at #10, with 0.72% of total U.S. Market Share, an amazing feat for an individual. Meanwhile, in March, he soared to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Producers Chart. His works have been streamed over 230 million times on Spotify and have racked up over 250 million views on YouTube. My Turn was named one of Billboard’s, Complex’s and Uproxx’s Best Albums of 2020 so far, and the album peaked at #6 in the UK.

Managed by Quality Control Music, and currently based in Atlanta, Twysted has produced for other Quality Control roster talent including City Girls. He has upcoming cuts with fellow Reservoir roster mate Young Thug, plus Future, Gucci Mane, YFN Lucci, OMB Peezy, YBN Almighty Jay, Bankroll Freddy, Plies, Lil Durk, Von, and Pee Wee LongWay, among others, in the works.  

“I’m so excited about this partnership with Twysted and Reservoir and to see a team who believes in him as much as we do,” said Quality Control CEO, Pierre “P” Thomas. “To watch him come from nothing and put in the work and time to a year later he’s got some of the biggest songs in the game is truly a blessing. He’s so young and talented and we all can’t wait to see him become the huge force in music that we all clearly see he will be.” 

“What Twysted has accomplished in such a short time is a real indication of his immense talent,” said Reservoir SVP of A&R and Catalog Development Faith Newman. “His much-celebrated work with Lil Baby cemented him as a sought-after collaborator and it’s only the start of what is to come.”

“It’s unheard of for an individual producer in his first year in the business to land on Billboard’s Publisher’s Quarterly, but that just speaks to Twysted’s skill,” added Reservoir President and COO Rell Lafargue. “We’re looking forward to many more ‘firsts’ together.”

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