Paul Wall screws n chops T.I.

Paul Wall screws n chops T.I.

Quickly tailing the gold-selling success of his latest studio album, Urban Legend, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. recently acquired Paul Wall to exclusively produce a “chopped & screwed” edition of his critically and commercially acclaimed disc through his Grand Hustle/Atlantic imprint.

“T.I. is a phenomenal artist,” Paul Wall told AllHipHop.com. “He showed me a lot of love over the years and throughout my career. It was a memorable experience screwing and chopping his album. There are just as many people in Texas waiting on the screwed version to [be] released, as was for the original version.”

Quickly tailing the gold-selling success of his latest studio album, Urban Legend, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. recently acquired Paul Wall to exclusively produce a “chopped & screwed” edition of his critically and commercially acclaimed disc through his Grand Hustle/Atlantic imprint.

“T.I. is a phenomenal artist,” Paul Wall told AllHipHop.com. “He showed me a lot of love over the years and throughout my career. It was a memorable experience screwing and chopping his album. There are just as many people in Texas waiting on the screwed version to [be] released, as was for the original version.”

The release will fuel the continuity of the “Chopped & Screwed” phenomenon, which has increasingly taken a liking from Hip-Hop consumers nationwide over the last couple of years.

Originally started in Houston in the mid to late 90’s, Screw music was inspired in part by the local drug scene which included the intake of the reactionary drug, Codeine (Syrup Sippin).

The mixture of the drug with cough syrup and soda creates a slowed down sluggish feel, thus inspiring the sound of the music.

Late legend DJ Screw initially pioneered the movement and gained notoriety by creating mixtapes remixing popular southern tunes and slowing down the pace to spawn an addictive trend in urban music.

Ironically, it was the same mixture that led to the death of DJ Screw, who passed away on November 15, 2000 of a heart attack in his home studio, based in Missouri City, Texas.

An autopsy found fatal amounts of Codeine in his blood, triggering the heart attack.

After his untimely death in 2000, producers such as Michael 5000 Watts and Paul Wall carried the legacy by Chopping & Screwing albums from several stars such as Ludacris, 8 Ball & MJG, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys among many others.

T.I.’s Urban Legend: Chopped & Screwed is scheduled to arrive in stores Feb. 8.

Source: All Hip Hop

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