May 02, 2008
DJ Screw - Codeine Fiend (1995)...
For those who don't know...DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis Jr (RIP,1971–2000), was a central figure in the Houston hip hop scene. His innovation included the trademark technique of slowing down the basic tracks of a cut when he remixed it(screwed and chopped). Slowing down the song was supposed to recreate the effect of using Promethazine with Codeine also known as "lean" or "purple drank" in Houston slang. He was the main mixtape/street album mixer for the huge Houston hip hop South Park Coalition. During the early '90s, he invited some of Houston's most renowned rappers from the south side of the city to flow on his Screw tapes. This eventually led to the formation of the Screwed Up Click.
Posted by Stiles