MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water [Screwed and Chopped] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If you haven't been initiated, here's the quick story behind Screwed and Chopped. "Screwed" means the tracks are slowed down, and "Chopped" means they're minimally remixed, usually with stutters and stops. The late DJ Screw is often credited with inventing the "Screwed" style, and if he didn't, he was at least the first to popularize it. It's huge in the South with a diehard following, and it all relates to the hallucinatory effect you feel when you sip on too much cough syrup. Talk about subcultures! The best way to hear the genre is to pick up one of the numerous bootleg mix CDs available on the Internet or in independent urban shops. Maybe it's not as exciting as a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If you haven't been initiated, here's the quick story behind Screwed and Chopped. "Screwed" means the tracks are slowed down, and "Chopped" means they're minimally remixed, usually with stutters and stops. The late DJ Screw is often credited with inventing the "Screwed" style, and if he didn't, he was at least the first to popularize it. It's huge in the South with a diehard following, and it all relates to the hallucinatory effect you feel when you sip on too much cough syrup. Talk about subcultures! The best way to hear the genre is to pick up one of the numerous bootleg mix CDs available on the Internet or in independent urban shops. Maybe it's not as exciting as a bootleg, but David Banner and Michael Watts of Swishahouse have brought the sound to a major label now for the second time and their mix of Banner's MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water album makes for an easily obtainable introduction. It's a freakish listen with Watts slowing Banner's roar down to a growl, but hearing Twista's guest spot on "Like a Pimp" this way makes his hyper-rap intelligible for those who can't keep up. Just under 80 minutes of pitched-down, fractured rap is likely to drive most people crazy, but for those who can stand the trudging endurance test, there are some truly stunning moments. Watts removes some intros and outros, tightening up the album from "Like a Pimp" through "My Lord," with the transition from "Mama's House" to "Lil' Jones" being especially striking. By the end, you'll probably wonder if the album has run out of ideas or if you've just run out of patience, but there's no denying it's one of the most abnormal sounds to appear away from the avant garde, let alone brush against the mainstream. Plus, you'll know why Nyquil is such a hot seller all of a sudden.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2004
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498616581
  • Catalog Number: 000191302
  • Sales rank: 268,321

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Swisha Mix Intro (0:50)
  2. 2 Eternal (3:39)
  3. 3 Talk to Me (4:39)
  4. 4 Like a Pimp (4:37)
  5. 5 Mama's House (4:25)
  6. 6 Lil' Jones (5:24)
  7. 7 My Lord (4:45)
  8. 8 Crank It Up (4:04)
  9. 9 Pretty Pink - T.I. (6:13)
  10. 10 Pop That (3:49)
  11. 11 So in Love (3:33)
  12. 12 Gots to Go (4:51)
  13. 13 The Christmas Song (5:16)
  14. 14 Baptized in Dirty Water (Interlude) (1:54)
  15. 15 Ooh Ahh (3:46)
  16. 16 We Ride Them Caddies (5:16)
  17. 17 Airforce Ones (5:24)
  18. 18 The Game (4:20)
  19. 19 The End (Interlude) (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Banner Primary Artist, Keyboards
Craig Love Guitar
Billy Hume Guitar
Young Sears Keyboards
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes Guitar
Jake Arnold Guitar
Technical Credits
C.P. Love Composer
Eightball & MJG Composer
Leslie Brathwaite Engineer
Mannie Fresh Composer, Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Carl Nappa Engineer
Trevor Smith Composer
W.W. Watson Composer
Craig Love Producer
Jim Caruana Engineer
Uncle Eddie Producer
Domo Producer, Engineer
Lil-D Engineer
Billy Hume Engineer
C.C. Mitchell Composer
C. Harris Composer
Nelly Composer
David Banner Producer, Engineer
S. Garrett Composer
Young Sears Producer
Joe Spix Art Direction
Kelly "Dread" Liebelt Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mississippi Mothaf****!

    That's what you'll be saying by the end of the intro. Michael "5000" Watts is a genius on the turntables. The screwed and chopped sound goes well with David Banner's rough sound. I wish Watts would have done it up a little more with some more chopping and scratching but I'm pretty sure the big wigs wanted to keep it easy enough for the non screw heads to listen to. Oh yeah, if you got a system, this album will be knocking. This is a trunk beater!!!!

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