RIYL: DJ Screw's legacy

Label: Magical Garage Taste

Perhaps it’s a variation of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but I have been noticing there’ve been more hip-hop related limited cassettes and vinyl releases to write about as of late – a good thing for both you and I, since our site’s quite starved in that section. Anyway… as you’ll notice, the tape’s adorned with an overwhelming purple haze, with a green glow creeping in at the bottom. If you’re at all familiar with hip-hop, this denotes an affinity for purple Actavis, or just promethazine-codeine now. Actavis actually halted production of their infamous syrup since it was referenced so often in rap tracks. Sippin’ on that sizzzzzurp and screw music go hand in hand.

Numerous artists/groups are on this mixtape (if you will), and if I were more comfortable with hip-hop I’d feel compelled to name drop said artists since I recognize many of the flows. With the nature of screw music, my confidence takes a shot since there’s, well, chopping’n’screwing on the beats & vocals (much more emphasis on the latter than the former). Just know Three 6 Mafia & Juicy J are getting their time in the light on this, along with UGK and ScHoolboy Q. Grab yourself a triple cup and listen to smoke break. below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details


Some songs previously released here:

For more qualchan: soundcloud.com/qualchan
released April 15, 2016
tags: experimental americana cassette chopped & screwed hip hop rap Richelieu

Price $3.84

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