Screwed Up: Ain’t Nuttin’ Better
Daika Bray: Define some terms for our readers. I already know, because I’m from Houston and I live on the Southside, but define some of the slang that we use down here like “bopper”, “body rock” “throwed in the game”.
DJ Screw: “Throwed in the game” is like back when everybody used to say “that shit’s dope, that shit’s def.” “Throwed in the game” is like damn that’s some throwed shit, that’s some good shit. The slang is like that. Then “bopper”, that’s like with bitches, some females are like “hey bop what you got.” You got a clean car, you got a name, you got money. Like jockin, it’s boppin, it’s just another term. “Body rock”, that’s the Southside thing that we do. It really ain’t no dance, it’s like a body movement we do. We really don’t dance down here, we bob our heads. We body rock.
in high school i used to zone out in my room all alone in the dark listening to this song very loudly. i think i’ve posted this screw tape on almost every website i’ve ever had. it’s still my all-time favorite. straight r&b.
DJ Screw // Chapter 16: Late Night Fuckin Yo Bitch
peep a new noisey mini-doc on screwston texas. got interviews with several legends + up & coming rap stars. watch me walk ‘em round 3rd ward and king’s flea market (this is the way we baaawwwwll).
"REALEST RHYMIN’ IN THE SOUTH"
Lil Flip spits his most favorable freestyle of all time on this tape Chapter 10: Southside Still Holdin’.
Rest in Peace
R.I.P. DJ SCREW & HAWK.
"Put mo’ ice on my body than Frosty Man creepin’ through Candy Land" - Al-D
Watch for the exact moment Al-D goes into auto pilot wreck zone after that line. Priceless.
"I done sailed the Atlantic, swam the Pacific / Sold a bird in Egypt, threw it up in hieroglyphics" - Hawk
Niggas standin’ round the living room, having fun, flowin’ around the big screen TV while sippin’. #H-Town
Southside Still Holdin’
One of my favorite DJ Screw mixes of all-time. He takes the feel of this song to a whole ‘nother level. I’ve spent so many nights blunted in my room with all the lights out jammin the fuck out of this through stacks of bass amps or my headphones. I can’t even listen to the regular version of this song anymore.
The song kicks in at 4:50.
The gift of Screw when it comes to this semi-emo rap classics was he could drag them out and make the emotional aspects of the song really shine. Lauryn’s voice sounds haunting on this one. Nas’ introductory statement (which I always thought was absurd & hilarious) sounds more like a man waking up out of a drug induced haze witnessing a mirage stranded in a foreign hood. “Life… I wonder… Will it take me under?… I don’t know.”
Love the intro too. “[I’m] 22 in this bitch… I drank 22 ounces of lean. Feelin’ good.”
Also love Screw rippin’ it up Lauryn’s voice and his homie saying “Don’t do that shit, Screw… boys can’t handle that.” Ha!
R.I.P. DJ SCREW
Here’s the full song: http://www.mediafire.com/?wpzfk4rq7rs0cdr
Late Night Fuckin’ Yo Bitch (Chapter 16): http://www.mediafire.com/?qmztbmyndux
One of my favorite Screw mixes. All R&B and Soul, classics and 90’s hits (aka the new classics). On here you’ll find Kellz, Teddy P, Janet, Bobby, Keith Sweat, Jodeci, and more goin’ fed. My favorites off here are “I Wanna Be Down” by Brandy and “Bump and Grind” (Remix) by R. Kelly. Peep this immediately. Make the above image larger to check the track listing.
"I like to wreck, I accept a check"
"I’m the first nigga that did a concert on stage in my PJ’s"
"Come back, got a contract / got a car and it’s a compact / nigga say we gon’ go to the show with three CDs and one DAT"
"Get the room, call these hoes / I fuck these hoes and I have to chief / If you from the south you gon’ get / all yo shoes from Active Athlete / Go to Stickhorse and get my records / Play these hoes just like it’s checkers / Go get me a double decker / then watch the Nutty Professor"
"I got DVDs, I got GMCs, LL, EPMD / man, fuck them niggas, Freestyle King, nigga, he is me"
Y’all may never understand how important flowin’ was in Houston rap from the 1990’s to the mid 2000’s. If you couldn’t genuinely flow off the dome in front of niggas at any given time you weren’t shit no matter how good your written, recorded songs were.
In L.A. underground, from what I’ve heard and seen, they were all about the speed of your delivery and keeping shit a bit lyrical/thought provoking on a seemingly intellectual level. In Texas all niggas cared about was the FLOW and how smooth you could go with and stay entertaining. It was nothing political or socially conscious or even that stereotypically gangsta most of the time; just keeping up with the flow, being a little humorous and going on and on and on. It’s artistic but more Flip Wilson than Huey Newton. Lil’ Flip built his name off being the “freestyle king” coming out with shit like this all the time while he was at Worthing High School in Sunnyside. I wonder if he still got it.
Another interesting thing about the California and Texas underground scenes were how damn D.I.Y. they were. Look at the king of southern rap music mixtapes DJ Screw. This man made mixes, produced tapes, and distributed right out of his own home. With no label or promo backing him for most of his releases. Houston got more of a D.I.Y. culture in rap music than it ever did in punk rock.
FEEL THE THUNDER IN THE SKY WE’VE PARTIED OVERTIME
NO MORE EVIL PARADISE
WE’VE PARTIED OVERTIME
Here’s “Evil Paradise” mixed by DJ SCREW off Chapter 5: Still a G at 27.