In , a different approach of slowing music down, rather than speeding it up, developed. This eventually led to the formation of the. Unsourced material may be challenged and. 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. .
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. 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. In the late 1990s, with the help of groups such as , chopped and screwed music spread to a much wider audience. Shortly after the passing of Screw, screwed and chopped music spread all over the southern United States. The song at first was just a minor hit but later became one of Three 6 Mafia's most popular songs. Screw was known to feature some of Houston's most renowned rappers from the South Side.
Archived from on March 11, 2007. In 2001, released a screwed version of their album 2000. Of course, it wasn't just the slower pace of Southern life that was simpatico with chopped and screwed music. Some of the albums were part of an exhibit in early 2012 and, along with the rest, went available for research in 2013. This created an effect where the words or beats in a song were repeated without interrupting its tempo. 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.
Screw, a known user of purple drank, said he came up with chopped and screwed music when high on. 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. Director wrote the script of to a Slim K chopped and screwed remix of by , titled Channel Purple. In 2003, released a screwed and chopped version of his album , being a first by an artist from Mississippi. 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. . .
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