DJ Screw died of a codeine overdose on November 16, 13 years ago. This is the man who pioneered the 'chopped 'n screwed' slowed down version of hiphop. His alias was 'The Originator'. Every time you hear a slowed down deep and dirty voice snippet on your favourite Brodinski mix or OddFuture, Kendrick Lamar or Kanye West tracks, this is the guy you should be giving a solemn head nod of appreciation. His mixtapes were literally tapes, cassette tapes which were passed around by those in the know and now, thanks to the Internet, available to all. His influence on today's music should be considered no less than Giorgio Moroder, Dr. Dre or Pharrell. There are more than 200 DJ Screw mixtapes out there for you to discover. Here's one of our favourites: "It's all good" (Chapter 107).
Disc 1 1. kick In The Door- Biggie 2. Jazzy Hoes- 8 Ball & MJG 3. We Just Wanna Party Wit You- D Brat & Jd 4. Whats Your Fantasy- Nas 5. Fed's Are Out In The Dark- Nas 6. That Girl (inst)- 8 Ball & MJG 7. Why You Over There Looking At Me- Mase 8. It's A Gangsta Stroll- Mr. Mike
Disc 2 1. Tops Drop- Fat Pat 2. Ghetto Dope- Master P 3. Life So Hard On A Nigga- 2 Pac 4. That's Fo Real- 8 Ball & MJG 5. Can't Keep My Eyes Off You- Mariah Carey ft Mase 6. They Wanna Burry Me- 2 Pac 7. All Kinds Of Caps- Cash Money 8. Freestyle- fat Pat & Keke