From Lil Ugly Mane to Three 6 Mafia, from Travis Scott to $UICIDEBOY$, sampling is a key factor to these artists’ music and between the way that DJ Screw could work in this intricacies that made the music feel more as moving art pieces of abstract ideals rather than just simply slowed-down tracks. It was the 2002 release As The World Turns Slow that introduced Houston artists through a spotlight of originality and ability that could not be found anywhere else in the world.
The Wreckless Entertainment artist knew exactly what tracks would highlight the uplifting hood rap that made infamous Pen & Pixel Graphics mixtape cover arts, lean-sipping hits, and a reflection of Houston itself as DJ Screw spins through the better half of incredible rhyme schemes. The style is definitely not a cup of tea for everyone as the listener must not only enjoy hip-hop and the art of sampling, but also the fine art of mixing and creating new life from old material. In some ways, DJ Screw was able to create new looks at the individual pieces of hip-hop as the sloshed lyrics over the often bouncing percussive snaps are perfect for the foggy ride through sun-ridden streets.
Through Houston’s long legacy of music direction and innovation, DJ Screw hit the hearts and shook the underground worlds through mixtapes and descriptive styling for music that would shape remixes even today. He should not be recognized just for his unique style, but for putting an entire city on his back to represent the hood hero that was DJ Screw.