Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Robert Earl Davis Jr., a.k.a. DJ Screw. Taken too soon at the still-young age of 29, DJ Screw became a victim of the culture he promoted when he overdosed on codeine (among other drugs) on Nov. 16, 2000. But even in death, his legacy lives on. Best known for his unique mixing technique, known as Chopped and Screwed, in which he would slow a record down to a sluggish speed, Screw never lived to see what was once a Houston phenomenon become a nationally recognized style. So in memory of Screw and to salute his legacy, we put together 10 Facts You Might Not Know About DJ Screw.

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