Screw may have been a regional icon in his lifetime, but his legacy lives on thanks to all the Houston rappers who still rep for him. However, his influence has spread all over the map. A diverse range of artists, including White Ring, Oneohtrix Point Never, and even Shamantis (who slowed down Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” by 800 percent to create a huge viral hit), have all obviously been influenced by Screw. And despite his pop tendencies, Drake is actually a huge Screw fan (he’s been quoted as saying, "Sometimes I feel guilty for how much I love Screw and the S.U.C."). In fact, Drizzy’s "November 18th" is actually an ode to one of Screw’s most famous freestyles, “"June 27th."
Drake’s “Nov. 18th” is an ode to DJ Screw’s “June 27th”