Legendary producer DJ Screw released his 38-minute freestyle record June 27 in 1996.
The Houston DJ and co-founder of legendary hip-hop collective Screwed Up Click released the record with a number of his friends rapping into the mic in turn.
What was iconic about the record was its importance as a showcase for DJ Screw’s production style and the moment the city’s hip-hop luminaries rose to stardom. The DJ’s “chopped and screwed” sound, often characterized by slowed tempos and “hiccups” of the beat, has become the city’s trademark in hip-hop circles worldwide.
“June 27” also marked the breakthrough of rappers like Big Pokey, Yungstar and Big Moe, whose flows on the slowed-down record became iconic for future generations of Houston artists.
The beauty of the record was the fact that it was all done in the name of fun and took place in his living room during rapper D-Mo’s birthday.
“June 27” was just one of more than 300 mixtapes DJ Screw made throughout his career. Unfortunately, the DJ, whose real name was Robert Earl Davis Jr., passed away more than four years after the record’s release. he was 29
Across Houston and in the hip-hop world, the date of June 27 is known for the eponymous record conceived by the DJ nicknamed “crazy”. DJ Screw Day is celebrated on this date.
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