Torrence Hatch (born November 14, 1982), better known by his stage name Boosie Badazz and formerly Lil Boosie, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hatch was bestowed the nickname Boosie by his family, and he was raised in southside Baton Rouge. As Boosie, he has released five regular studio albums while contributing to a number of mixtapes and compilations.
Hatch served time in the Louisiana State Penitentiary from 2009-2014, having been sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to drug charges. He was released early on March 5, 2014. On October 20, 2014 Lil Boosie changed his name to Boosie Badazz.
Lil Boosie cousin Young Bleed introduced Boosie to Baton Rouge rapper C-Loc in the late 1990s. He was mentored by Young Bleed & C-Loc, and joined the group Concentration Camp, as the youngest member at the age 14 in 1996. The group consists of Young Bleed, C-Loc, Happy Perez, Boo, Max Minelli, J-Von, Lee Tyme & Lucky Knuckles. He eventually debuted on C-Loc’s fifth album, ‘It’s A Gamble’ in 2000 under his old alias Boosie and Concentration Camp third studio album Camp III : Thug Brothas in 2000. The departure of Young Bleed from the Camp helped put Lil Boosie in a prime position amongst the group. Alongside C-Loc and Max Minelli, he served as one of the “faces” of the Camp. At 17 years of age, he recorded his debut album, the aptly-titled Youngest of da Camp, (Camp Life Entertainment, 2000). The album production was mostly handled by Happy Perez, and featured C-Loc, Max Minelli and Donkey.
In 2001 he joined Trill Entertainment backed by its CEO the late Pimp C of UGK. Soon after, Trill independently released the album For My Thugz under his new alias Lil Boosie in 2002. The album featured Pimp C, Young Bleed, Webbie while he also put out his first mixtape title Boosie 2002 (Advance) featuring contributions by Max Minelli and Pimp C.
2003-2005: Ghetto Stories, Gangsta Muzik & Warner Bros.
Later in the summer of 2003, Boosie collaborated with Webbie on the album Ghetto Stories, presented by Pimp C. In 2004, the duo worked together again on Trill Azz Mixtape Vol. 1, which also featured an appearance of Torrence “Bad Azz”. In the same year, he released Trill Azz Mixes II which introduced Phat, later known as Lil Phat. He paired up again with Webbie, to release their second compilation album, Gangsta Musik. He caught the eye of some Universal Music Group representatives. In 2004 Lil Boosie & South Coast Coalition released Both Sides of the Track. Boosie also released a compilation mixtape title Bad Ass with a few new tracks like Trill Shit. It also featured the track I Smoke, I Drank by Body Head Bangerz featuring Boosie and Young Bleed off their debut album Body Head Bangerz: Volume One. January 1, 2005 Boosie teamed up with Lava House Records to release United We Stand, Divided We Fall. He also released Street Code with Pat Lowrenzo. In 2005, Lil Boosie released Bad Ass (Advance) to promote Bad Azz. In late January 2005, Boosie signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records.
2006–2008: Bad Azz and Survival of the Fittest
In early 2006, Trill released Bad Ass Mixtape Vol.1 as a follow-up to (Bad Ass Advance). In 2006, Boosie’s major label debut album Bad Azz was released. It contained the single “Zoom” featuring Yung Joc. A Bad Azz DVD followed where the rapper explained the death of his father due to drugs and his fight against diabetes. In early December 2006, the mixtape “Streetz Iz Mine” was released by Lil Boosie and DJ Drama (Gangsta Grillz), featuring a guest appearance by Webbie. In 2007, Lil Boosie released Bad Azz Mixtapes Vol.2 while together with Webbie he featured on the remix of “Wipe Me Down” by rapper Foxx. It was put on the Trill Entertainment compilation album Survival of the Fittest, which was released in 2007. In 2008 Boosie released Da Beginning Mixtape. At Lil Boosie’s 4th of July Bash party, he passed out his new mixtape, 4th Of July Bash. In December 2008, Lil Boosie released Lil Boosie Presents: Da Click, which features Da Click (Hatch Boy, Locco, Quick and Bleek). In 2008, he was featured on the single “Independent” by Webbie and was among several rappers to be featured on “Out Here Grindin” by DJ Khaled.
2009: Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz & Bad Azz Entertainment
In March 2009 Boosie released The Return Of Mr. Wipe Me Down as a promotion mixtape to his second major album. The Runners and V-12 produced some of the mixtape. Lil Boosie again passed out an untitled mixtape at his July of 4th Bash. Songs from the tape eventually ended up on Da Click: ”Street Kingz which was released July 14. In 2009, Lil Boosie released his second major album Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz. The first single from the album, “Better Believe It”, featured Webbie and Young Jeezy. Promotional music videos for songs from the album, such as “I’m a Dog” & “Loose as a Goose,” were released. Also in 2009, Lil Boosie presented his debut label Bad Azz Entertainment. Lil Boosie released Thug Passion on his Bad Azz Entertainment label in 2009. In the summer (July) of 2009, Lil Boosie and Hurricane Chris released a mixtape titled Category 7: Bad Azz Hurricane. Lil Boosie also released a mixtape titled Untouchables with LoLa Monroe. Lil Boosie also released a mixtape titled The 25th Hour. On an interlude on the mixtape, he speaks on his prison term.
In 2010 Lil Boosie & C-Loc his former CEO release Unbreakable as a Compilation CD. As of 2010, Lil Boosie has announced while he is still in prison on charges of murder and conspiracy, and potentially facing the death penalty, he wants to move forward with his hip hop career. Boosie released his fourth studio album, Incarcerated, on September 28 on Asylum Records. According to MTV News, the project is almost entirely produced by B.J., although Mouse on Tha Track did some work on it as well. Webbie, Foxx and Lil Trill are among the featured guests. Lil Boosie released Gone Til’ December in 2010, which is a mixtape album consisting of new music. The 25th Hour tape was originally released in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana – but other versions have spread around the internet. The version that he dropped featured songs like “Be Careful” featuring Money Bag$, “I Did You Wrong” feat. Lil Quick, “I Been Icy,” “My Children,” and “I Ain’t Mad At Cha.” Other notable guest appearances include: Lil Jas, Hatch Boy, Yung Giga of Bad Azz Entertainment, as well as Lil Trill. There are some other mixtapes floating around the internet with similar titles, so Bad Azz Entertainment released it as Should’ve Been My Beatz on Amazon, Rhapsody and others. Lil Boosie released 22504 with B.G.. In 2011 Quick release Hit After Hit 3 with Lil Boosie. In 2012 My Brother’s Keeeper was released with Money Bagz & Quick. Also Under Investigation was released as a free download on Livemixtapes with Ray Vicks.
2013-present: Name change to “Boosie Badazz”, Touchdown 2 Cause Hell & Mixtape Life After Deathrow
In January 2013 Lil Boosie spoke on his prison sentence and said,
“I have about 500 songs at the moment. I feel that I’m making the best music I’ve ever made. The more I go through in life the better my music gets and it’s been crazy the last three years. I keep my music heartfelt and stick to making real music. I wouldn’t even say it’s Hip Hop music. My music is ‘reality rap.’ Hip Hop music can make you dance and bob your head, but it can’t make you cry or touch your heart like reality rap”
On September 13, 2013 it was reported that judges related to his case agreed to return his hard drives and his computers. The equipment contained a lot of music he had recorded before going to jail, which could result in new music from him prior to his release. Jeff Weiss, who covered Boosie’s trial for Rolling Stone, also reported that Boosie’s attorneys believe that he will be released within the next five months. On March 10, 2014, Lil Boosie made his first comments to the public following his release from prison. During the press conference he revealed his new record deal with Atlantic Records. His first single released would be “Show Da World” with Webbie. In April 2014, he announced that his sixth studio album Touchdown 2 Cause Hell would be released on July 15, 2014, but was later pushed back to September 23, 2014. Lil Boosie was feature on “Wuda Cuda Shuda” by 2 Chainz, “Beat Up the Block” by Dorrough Music, “Face Down” by DJ Mustard, “Beez Like” by Young Jeezy, “Jet Fuel” by T.I., “Made Me” (Remix) by Snootie Wild. On October 21, 2014 it was officially announced from one of his Lil Boosie’s representatives that he had officially changed his artist name to Boosie Badazz.
On October, 30, 2014, Lil Boosie released his first mixtape since his release from prison titled “Life After Deathrow”, featuring Yo Gotti, Trey Songz, LIV, and Shy Glizzy.
Bad Azz Entertainment
Bad Azz Entertainment is a record label founded by Lil Boosie. In 2008, Lil Boosie formed his own group, Da Click, then his imprint Bad Azz Entertainment in 2009. Bad Azz Entertainment also has a subsidiary that was started by Donkey named, Track Life Entertainment. Bad Azz Entertainment also has another subsidiary record label called Bad Azz Music Syndicate that was created by Lil Boosie manager TQ.
On October 22, 2008, Lil Boosie was arrested after East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies found marijuana and a gun in Boosie’s car. Boosie pled guilty to his third-offense possession of marijuana charge on September 22, 2009 and was sentenced to two years in prison the next day. Judge James Moore doubled the sentence on November 10 after finding Boosie had violated probation while awaiting sentencing. Between his plea and sentencing, Boosie was electronically monitored and placed under house arrest.
On June 17, 2010 Lil Boosie was indicted on federal charges on first-degree murder of Terry Boyd. He also faces charges for three counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics (Schedule II-Codeine, Schedule I-Ecstasy and Schedule I-Marijuana), three counts of “conspiracy to commit possession with intent to distribute narcotics”, and two counts of “conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution”. He has stated that he is innocent of these charges. District Attorney Hillar Moore stated that the killing seemed to be “over turf”. If convicted, Lil Boosie may face the death penalty. Prosecutors have stated that they believe the rapper may have been involved in at least five other murders. On June 28, Lil Boosie entered a not-guilty plea in a Louisiana court room. While Boosie’s defense addressed the fact that the rapper has several ongoing cases, they emphasized that he is not a murderer.
On November 29, 2011, Lil Boosie was sentenced to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to the drug charges.
On May 11, 2012, a jury found Lil Boosie not guilty of the first degree murder. Directly after, in an interview, his label-mate Webbie gave his opinion on what was next for Boosie but Boosie’s legal troubles were far from over just yet.
On December 7, 2012 after it seemed Lil Boosie was to remain in prison for 7 more years due to drug charges, Lil Boosie’s attorneys were able to argue that the drug ring charge was a set up. This was because the informant offered to provide codeine syrup for Lil Boosie, an admitted codeine addict, in exchange for his help.
On December 19, 2013, it was revealed Boosie will be released from prison on August 18, 2014. However, the following day his brother/manager revealed that the release date had been pushed up to February 2014. Then on January 29, 2014, it was confirmed that Boosie had his final hearing on February 13, 2014, and he would be released during the following week. He was then released on March 5, 2014. He will remain on parole until 2018.
Lil Boosie grew up without a father figure in his life, as his father was murdered while he was a child. His mother is Jacquelyn Hatch. He is married to Walnita Decuir-Hatch. He has 7 children. Iviona, Tarlaysia, Torrence Jr., Toriana, Lyric, Ivy Ray, and MJ Hatch Shortly after Bad Azz was released, Boosie announced that he had diabetes. On March 9, 2013 while incarcerated it was announced that Lil Boosie had earned his GED certificate.
- Studio albums
- 2000: Youngest of da Camp
- 2002: For My Thugz
- 2006: Bad Azz
- 2009: Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz
- 2010: Incarcerated
- 2014: Touchdown 2 Cause Hell
- Collaboration Albums
- 2000: C-Loc Present Camp III: Thug Brothas (with Concentration Camp)
- 2003: Pimp C Present: Ghetto Stories (with Webbie)
- 2004: Gangsta Musik (with Webbie)
- 2007: Trill Entertainment Presents: Survival of the Fittest (with Foxx, Webbie and Trill Fam)
- 2010: Trill Entertainment Presents: All or Nothing (with Foxx, Webbie and Trill Fam)
- TBR: Penitentiary Chances (with C-Murder)
- Gangsta Musik (2005)
- Bad Azz (2006)
- On the Grind (2006)
- Last Dayz (2009)
- Ghetto Stories: The Movie (2010)
- Ozone Awards
- 2008: Club Banger of the Year (“Independent”) (Won)
- 2007: Best Rap Album (Bad Azz) (Nominated)
- 2007: Best Breakthrough Artist (Won)
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UGK (short for Underground Kingz) was an American rap duo from Port Arthur, Texas formed in 1987 by the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler. He then joined with Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, who became his longtime partner. They released their first major label album, Too Hard to Swallow, in 1992, followed by several other albums charting on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, including the self-titled Underground Kingz album which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in August 2007. The group has been featured on hit singles by other artists, such as on “Big Pimpin'” by Jay-Z and “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” by Three 6 Mafia. Pimp C founded UGK Records in late 2005.
On December 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead in a West Hollywood, California hotel room.
In 1992, UGK was signed to Jive Records under a five-album contract, releasing their major-label debut album Too Hard to Swallow.While it featured several new recordings, it also featured several songs that had been culled from The Southern Way.However, several songs that had been intended to be included on the album were excised at the last minute, apparently due to their overly explicit content. Five of these songs would surface two months before the release of Too Hard to Swallow, on an EP distributed by Bigtyme Recordz; appropriately enough, the EP was titled Banned. A popular song from the album “Pocket Full of Stones” was also included on the Menace II Society soundtrack in 1993.
Their second album, Super Tight, was released two years later, on August 30. Unlike their previous album, Super Tight managed to break into the Billboard Hot 200 and ultimately peaked at #95; their third album, Ridin’ Dirty, peaked at #15.Ridin’ Dirty would also be UGK’s last album for the time being, as they went on a five-year hiatus not long afterward.
The year 2000 became a breakthrough year for the group. UGK made a high-profile guest appearance on Jay-Z’s smash hit “Big Pimpin'” and also appeared on Three 6 Mafia’s hit “Sippin’ on Some Syrup”. Both of these collaborations greatly increased their reputation, and helped fuel anticipation for their next project. Jive Records failed to capitalize on this new-found interest in the duo, as their fourth album, 2001’s Dirty Money, came and went with little fanfare.
Further problems arose when Pimp C was incarcerated for an aggravated gun assault charge in 2002.Throughout the time of his incarceration, Bun B carried on the UGK name by making numerous guest appearances on songs by other artists, with every appearance either mentioning Pimp C or featuring a “Free Pimp C!” or “Free the Pimp” chant. Many of UGK’s peers did the same, and mentioned Pimp C in their own songs with or without Bun B.During this period, Jive Records released a Best of UGK album, as well as a Chopped & Screwed remix album. As a result of Pimp C’s incarceration, both members of UGK began solo careers out of necessity.
Rap-A-Lot Records released Pimp C’s solo debut, Sweet James Jones Stories, on March 1, 2005. Bun B later released his own solo foray, Trill, on October 18, 2005. It opened at #6 on the Billboard Hot 200, and also peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-hop Album chart.
On December 30, 2005, Pimp C was released from prison and was to be on parole until December 2009. He released his first post-incarceration album, titled Pimpalation, on July 25, 2006.
On August 7, 2007 the group released their fifth studio album, the self-titled Underground Kingz. It was a double album, containing 26 tracks and spanning two discs. Featured guests included Talib Kweli, Too Short, Rick Ross, Z-RO, Three 6 Mafia, Slim Thug, OutKast, as well as hip-hop legends Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane on a Marley Marl-produced track titled “Next Up”. The album also featured British rapper Dizzee Rascal on the track “Two Types of Bitches”, following UGK’s guest appearance in Rascal’s own album Maths + English for the track “Where’s Da G’s”. The album featured production by DJ Paul & Juicy J, Jazze Pha, Swizz Beatz, The Runners, Lil’ Jon, fellow Texas legend Scarface, and Pimp C. DJ Paul and Juicy J produced the second single, “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)”. They had used a similar beat on Project Pat’s album titled Layin’ Da Smack Down in 2002.
The album got a positive reception both commercially and critically. It received a 4-star rating from Allmusic, and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 album charts. “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)” became the group’s only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts, where it peaked at #70.
Death of Pimp C
On December 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California, after Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call. They arrived to his sixth-floor hotel room to find him dead in bed. This was three days after he performed with Too Short at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
On February 4, 2008, the Insite received a call from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office with the cause of death. Officials there say the Houston rapper died from a Promethazine/Codeine syrup overdose combined with sleep apnea. His death was ruled an accident.
Bun B was interviewed a few days later by radio DJ Madd Hatta, and an audio recording has been posted online.
Bun B recently stated in an interview that there will be one last UGK album released, before he permanently becomes a solo act.”We were heavy into the meat of the album before Pimp passed,” says Bun. “The dedication song-the night I wrote it, I wanted it to be one of the last records recorded for this album after what happened.”
“Yea, we’re still putting together this last UGK record too, because there’s a lot of music that we’ve already recorded for it,” adds Bun B. “I think that album itself is going to be a little bit weird.”
|Year||Album||US 200||US R&B||U.S. Sales|
|1992||The Southern Way (EP)||–|
|1992||Too Hard to Swallow||–||37||369,511|
|2002||Side Hustles (Compilation)||70||10||88,570|
|2009||UGK 4 Life||6||2||217,220|
This is a promotional video of my verse to the hit single “Doing My Thang” Which was written by Black Dog Puna. I jumped on the First Verse of this song to say the following. Had some HD footage from 2011/2012 that I used to put together this vid so please Disregard the COOGI hahaha!
Mississippi Sipp Verse:
If dis was football
U can call me da quarter back
6 feet tall I got a customized Cadillac
No running back Nigga I’m RG3
Cause im doing my thang
A lot of y’all wAnna envy me
Took Penitentiary Chances
Special prayers from Landi
A young scholar bout Dat dolla
A independent Syrup-a-holic
A pimp nigga just living it up
Stacking Gs Smoking Trees
And getting my dick sucked
Remember Mack truck
A bunch of cotton field choppers
Nowadays we picking 5 at da local Stop N Shop
Set it out for da Party
Cause we like to party
Set it out for da Block
Plus we don’t fuck wit cops
Fina knock at yo door
Dats wat we call nigga knock
When we floss in da sun dats
When dem drop tops drop
Mane we hit da parking lot
Cause dem boys be sinning
Mane it’s Kandy Paint Records
Nothing But Positive Energy!
Leland Mississippi Southern Rap Artist “Mississippi Sipp” Prepares For His Biggest Album To Date “Pimp Tendencies”
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True Playas, Pimps, Hustlas and Fans of Down South Hardcore Reality Rap know rapper Artist/Ceo Mississippi Sipp Of Kandy Paint Records talent and street fame like they know their own. As a Yung 27yr old Player from the South and CEO of Kandy Paint Records Mississippi Sipp blazed the scene for local popular Southern rap acts such as Lower 9,BDP(BLACK DOGG POSSE),754 Boyz,Needle in a Haystack and countless of others to follow. As a Ceo,Artist,Song Writer,Producer,Graphix Designer and a Trill Hustler the LELAND MISSISSIPPI native is on the come up and is literally helping mold the sound of Southern rap music, certain influences like Dj Screw, Master P,Juvenile,Baby,Lil-Keke,UGK,M r.Pookie,SUC,LIL FLIP,CED T,3-6 Mafia,Playa Fly,and many other Texas Rappers Help Gave “SIPP” DA NEW DOWN SOUTH SOUND. Born Terry “Terell” Brisco twenty-seven years ago in the small town of Leland Mississippi born & raised in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Black Dog where he experienced the various ups and down associated with being a young Black male growing up Down South. Like many southern areas in the late 80s Leland,Mississippi was hit with a crack epidemic that turned the once peaceful town upside down. Drugs and violence became a common place and “SIPP” struggled to avoid the traps that the Streets and Court System set up for young black men.
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Robert Beck (August 4, 1918 – April 28, 1992), also known as Iceberg Slim, was a reformed pimp and American author of urban fiction.
Born Robert Lee Maupin, in Chicago on August 4, 1918, he spent his childhood in Milwaukee and Rockford, Illinois until he returned to Chicago. His mother left his father to run a beauty shop and worked as a domestic to support both of them in Milwaukee.
Taking “Iceberg Slim” as an assumed name, Robert started pimping at 18, and continued until age 42, when he decided against it in 1960, after a final 10-month prison stretch in solitary confinement. At that point, he decided to write about his past instead. Slim moved to California in the 1960s to pursue writing under the Iceberg Slim pen-name, but in normal life, changed his name to Robert Beck, taking the last name of the man his mother was married to at the time.
In 1969, his first autobiographical novel was Pimp: The Story of My Life, published by Holloway House.
Reviews of Pimp were mixed; it was quickly categorized as being typical of the black “revolutionary” literature then being created. However, Beck’s vision was considerably bleaker than most other black writers of the time. His work tended to be based on his personal experiences in the criminal underworld, and revealed a world of seemingly bottomless brutality and viciousness. His was the first insider look into the world of black pimps, to be followed by a half-dozen pimp memoirs by other writers. Of his literary contribution, a Washington Post critic claimed, “Iceberg Slim may have done for the pimp what Jean Genet did for the homosexual and thief: articulate the thoughts and feelings of someone who’s been there.”
Pimp sold very well, mainly among black audiences. By 1973, it was reprinted 19 times and sold nearly 2 million copies. Pimp was eventually translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish and Greek. Nevertheless, the book’s audience remained predominantly black. He wrote seven more novels. Beck has sold over six million books prior to his death in 1992, making him one of the best-selling African-American writers (after Alex Haley). All his books were published exclusively as paperbacks. Iceberg Slim also released an album of poetry called Reflections in the early 1970s.
Pimp was followed by Trick Baby, Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim, Mama Black Widow, Long White Con, Airtight Willie & Me, and Death Wish: A Story of the Mafia
In 1973 one of his reality novels, Trick Baby, was adapted as a blaxploitation movie of the same name, directed by Larry Yust.
As of 2011, Mama Black Widow has been in development with Marshall Tyler attached to direct from an adapted screenplay by Will De Los Santos. Chris Hanley and Dave Mortell are producing. Mama Black Widow is Robert Beck’s most critically acclaimed novel of his seven novels written.
A movie adaptation of Pimp has been tried for a long time. There were announcements of a movie to be directed by Bill Duke and starring Ice Cube in the early 1990s. In 2009, television executive producer Rob Weiss of the HBO show Entourage, and Mitch Davis, purchased the film rights to produce Pimp.
Robert Beck died of complications from diabetes on April 28, 1992, one day before the 1992 Los Angeles Riots erupted.
Iceberg Slim was an important influence on hip-hop artists and rappers such as Ice-T and Ice Cube and Pittsburgh Slim, who adopted their names in part from reading the author. Iceberg Slim’s last book, Doom Fox, which was written in 1978 but not published until 1998, contains an introduction written by Ice-T. Ice-T’s third album, The Iceberg, was another major homage. Most of the currently popular references to pimp culture, for example in the work of Too Short and Snoop Dogg, ultimately can be traced back to Iceberg Slim. Rapper Jay-Z also refers to himself as “Iceberg Slim” whenever discussing his adventures with women.
The Eddie Murphy character Velvet Jones from Saturday Night Live was a spoof of Iceberg Slim’s character.
Comedian Dave Chappelle often talks about Iceberg and the Game during his stand-up routines. According to him, Iceberg got his name by keeping ice-cold in a shoot-out where he stayed at the bar drinking his drink even though a bullet pierced his hat, a story told at the end of chapter 13 in Slim’s Pimp. On his 2006–07 summer tour, Chappelle told a tale of Iceberg, learning of him from Maya Angelou, and relates it to why he left $50 million at Comedy Central and secretly went to South Africa.
At the conclusion of Chappelle’s stand up routine, he compares how Slim used to blackmail his hookers, thereby forcing them to stay loyal to him. Chappelle would close his show with the saying, like Slim used to say, “Don’t ever leave me.”
Chopped and Screwed (sometimes called screwed and chopped or slowed and throwed) refers to a technique of remixing hip hop music which developed in the Houston hip hop scene in the 1990s. This is accomplished by slowing the tempo down to between 60 – 70 quarter-note beats per minute and applying techniques such as skipping beats, record scratching, stop-time, and affecting portions of the music to make a “chopped-up” version of the original.
Preceding the early 1990s, most Southern hip hop was upbeat and fast, like Miami bass and crunk. In Houston, a different approach of slowing music down, rather than speeding it up, developed. It is unknown when DJ Screw definitively created “screwed and chopped” music: although people around Screw have indicated any time between 1984 to 1991, Screw said he started slowing music down in 1990 and also in Tulsa Oklahoma Dj Dinero And Dj Z-Nasty helped popularize Chopped And Screwed music in the Mid South. There is no debate, however, that DJ Screw invented the music style.” He discovered that dramatically reducing the pitch of a record gave a mellow, heavy sound that emphasized lyrics to the point of almost storytelling. After messing around with the sound for a while Screw started making full length “Screw Tapes”. At first the music was only referred to as “Screw music”, was limited to the South Side of Houston, and was seen as laid-back driving music. As Screw’s tapes started to gain popularity he started selling his tapes for around $10. Screw was known to feature some of Houston’s most renowned rappers from the South Side. This eventually led to the formation of the Screwed Up Click.
Between 1991 and 1992, there was a large increase in use of purple drank in Houston. Purple drank has been considered to be a major influence in the making of and listening to chopped and screwed music due to its perceived effect of slowing the brain down, giving slow, mellow music its appeal. DJ Screw, however, repeatedly denounced the claim that one has to use purple drank to enjoy screwed and chopped music. Screw, a known user of purple drank, said he came up with chopped and screwed music when high on marijuana.
In the mid-1990s, chopped and screwed music started to move to the North Side of Houston and to such people as DJ Michael “5000” Watts and OG RON C. It wasn’t long until a rivalry between north and south Houston started over who were the “originators” and who were the “adopters”. Michael “5000” Watts always gave credit to DJ Screw as the originator of chopped and screwed music. It is also believed that Michael “5000” Watts came up with the term “screwed and chopped”. As time passed and a younger generation got into the style, there became less worry over who was an originator of the style and who was an adopter. In the late 1990s, with the help of P2P groups such as Napster, chopped and screwed music spread to a much wider audience.
In 1999, PSK-13, an associate of DJ Screw and the Screwed Up Click (also a member of the South Park Coalition), released a screwed version of his album Pay Like You Weigh 5000  which was one of the earliest examples of a full length album being given the treatment.
On November 16, 2000 DJ Screw died from a lethal combination of codeine and alcohol. Shortly after the passing of Screw, screwed and chopped music spread all over the southern United States. Later in 2000, the Memphis based group Three 6 Mafia came out with their song “Sippin’ on Some Syrup”. The song at first was just a minor hit but later became one of Three 6 Mafia’s most popular songs.
In 2001, 8Ball & MJG released a screwed version of their album Space Age 4 Eva (2000). The mixing was handled by Michael “5000” Watts of the famed Swishahouse, being the first screwed and chopped release on a major label.
In 2003, David Banner released a screwed and chopped version of his album Mississippi: The Album, being a first by an artist from Mississippi.
In 2005, the first screwed and chopped albums were added to the iTunes shop catalog.
In 2006 Chamillionaire’s The Sound of Revenge (Screwed & Chopped) by OG Ron C became the most successful screwed and chopped album to date.
In 2010 a Chopped n Screwed app was released for the iPhone and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chopped-n-screwed/id396656782?mt=8
In 2011,University of Houston Libraries acquired over 1,000 albums owned by DJ Screw.Some of the albums will be part of an exhibit in early 2012 and the rest available for research in 2013.
Today it is still common to see screwed and chopped versions of mixtapes and albums released alongside the regular speed versions, sometimes in a double disc format with one disc screwed and the other regular speed.
Chopped and screwed music was created by DJ Screw in the early 1990s. Part of the chopped & screwed music scene is a beverage known as purple drank (the active ingredients being codeine and promethazine; the color purple, which is usually present as a dye in the “drank,” has also become a symbolic color or motif to identify chopped and screwed versions of songs or whole albums. The 2007 documentary film Screwed In Houston produced by VBS/Vice Magazine details the history of the Houston rap scene and the influence of the Chopped and Screwed sub-culture on Houston hip-hop.
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