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MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water [Screwed and Chopped]
     

MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water [Screwed and Chopped]

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by David Banner
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2004
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0602498616581
catalogNumber:
000191302

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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
8ball & MJG   Composer
Leslie Brathwaite   Engineer
Mannie Fresh   Composer,Producer
Carl Nappa   Engineer
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
Trevor Smith   Composer

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MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!