Big Floyd And The Influence Of Houston Chopped N Screwed Music

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In a Rolling Stone article titled “He Shook The World: George Floyd’s Legendary Houston Legacy”, writer Charles Holmes reveals the musical past of the man who has become an international symbol for justice since his murder. Known as “Big Floyd” in his Houston community, he was part of the city’s Screwed Up Click, a hip-hop collective centered around the now-legendary producer DJ Screw. This underground scene created a style of slowed-down “chopped and screwed” hip-hop that seeped into mainstream hip-hop, and has even been appropriated by bubblegum Top 40. In this episode we unpack how this chopped and screwed sound took over pop and shine a light on George Floyd’s involvement with the Screwed Up Click.

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Read Charles Holmes’ Rolling Stone article: '”He Shook the World': George Floyd's Legendary Houston Legacy

SONGS DISCUSSED

  • DJ Screw - Sittin On Top Of The World ft. Big Floyd
  • Mike Jones - Still Tippin’
  • Mikes Jones - Back Then
  • Chamillionaire - Ridin
  • Chamillionaire - Roll Call
  • Paul Wall - Sittin Sidewayz
  • Nelly - Grillz ft Paul Wall
  • Kanye West, Paul Wall - Drive Slow
  • Drake - November 18th
  • A$AP Rocky - Purple Swag
  • The Weeknd - Initiation
  • Beyoncé - Bow Down
  • THE SCOTTS - THE SCOTTS
  • Travis Scott - Sicko Mode
  • Travis Scott - R.I.P. Screw
  • DJ Screw - In The Air Tonight
  • E.S.G. DJ Screw - Swangin and Bangin
  • DJ Screw - Screwed Up Click - Red pt 2
  • DJ Screw - 3 In The Morning
  • DJ Screw - June 27th Freestyle
  • DJ Screw and Lil’ Keke - Pimpin Tha Pen

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