Joshua Antwan Newkirk (aka) Twan Da Great was born in Elizabethtown NC, raised by his single mother along with his brother and sister. During his childhood years he moved to Cameron, NC where his mother thought it would be a better environment. Growing up he discovered that he had a thing for music listening to artist such as Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Nas, AZ, Big Pun, and so on...... He started doing music at the age of 13 from producing to song writing. He has made a new sound with his beats and versatile flow. He is very original and has his own story to tell.