. This created an effect where the words or beats in a song were repeated without interrupting its tempo. Unsourced material may be challenged and. The song at first was just a minor hit but later became one of Three 6 Mafia's most popular songs. It was also the drug culture springing up in Houston at the time—specifically, the one centering on the consumption of the prescription cough syrup Promethazine, which includes codeine. Screw was known to feature some of Houston's most renowned rappers from the South Side. Enter the land of Screwston below.
He also chopped up the lyrics to create new meanings, warped and filtered the voices and added his own exhortations to the music's regional audience, mostly just using turntables and a microphone. The drunk dial has never sounded sadder and more desperate than it does right here. Some of the albums were part of an exhibit in early 2012 and, along with the rest, went available for research in 2013. Shortly after the passing of Screw, screwed and chopped music spread all over the southern United States. Purple drank was very popular in Houston because of two factors; a lot of strict drug laws in Texas kept the more popular drugs like and marijuana from crossing state lines which spared Houston the worst effects of the , and the cheap availability of cough syrup in supermarkets in the 1980s. This eventually led to the formation of the. Archived from on March 11, 2007.
Purple drank has been considered to be a major influence in the making of and listening to chopped and screwed music due to its perceived effect of slowing the brain down, giving slow, mellow music its appeal. Screw, a known user of purple drank, said he came up with chopped and screwed music when high on. Director wrote the script of to a Slim K chopped and screwed remix of by , titled Channel Purple. The hazy, slowed vocals over jarring cuts and chops take on a life of their own and bring an entirely new dimension to songs. In , a different approach of slowing music down, rather than speeding it up, developed. In the late 1990s, with the help of groups such as , chopped and screwed music spread to a much wider audience.
While the difference between great and terrible screwed remixes is vast, a properly-executed one can be even more enjoyable than the original. In 2003, released a screwed and chopped version of his album , being a first by an artist from Mississippi. In 2005, released a chopped and screwed version of their album , being one of the first albums to be chopped and screwed in commercial light as the album sold over a million copies. The elixir goes by a number of names—syrup, drank, Texas tea—and its depressant qualities were the catalyst to an illicit subculture built around its abuse and the lethargic beats of chopped and screwed. In 2001, released a screwed version of their album 2000. The high-pitched harmonizing of the chorus is gone and replaced by tortured crooning.
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