Robert Earl Davis, Jr (DJ Screw)

Musician - Rap / Hip Hop
Sterling High School


DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis, Jr. (July 20, 1971 � November 16, 2000), was a central figure in the Houston hip hop scene. His innovation included the trademark technique of slowing down the basic tracks of a cut when he remixed it. This process is called "screwing" a song. Slowing down the song was supposed to recreate the effect of recreationally using Promethazine with Codeine also known as "lean" or "purple drank" in Houston slang.

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