In remembrance of DJ Screw, check out The Untold Story [Full Documentary].
Houston is a well-known hip-hop hub, and that’s largely due to the music of DJ Screw. By pioneering the chopped and screwed remixing method, Screw is one of the first dudes to make really slow rap music cool. It’s safe to say that the music of Texans like UGK would be different if it weren’t for his legacy, but it’s also likely that modern rap– the A$AP Rocky, Drake, Migos of the world– would have different styles as well.
Born forty-four years ago yesterday, DJ Screw (real name Robert Earl Davis Jr.) was able to alter the trajectory of hip-hop forever, and so it’s important to give him some respect.