10 Chopped and Screwed Songs That Never Get Old

By Briana Cheng

In the early '90s, DJ Screw created the "chopped and screwed" movement, a turntable technique where he slowed down the tempo and torqued with parts of hip-hop anthems. Toward the end of the '90s, another dude created his own brand of that and called it "chopped not slopped." This guy's name is Ronald Coleman, aka OG Ron C, and he's still going strong. He recently worked with 2 Chainz and released a chopped not slopped rework of Based on a T.R.U. Story and no, this wasn't a free mixtape—2 Chainz's major label, Def Jam, put it up on iTunes. Now, you can pay $12 for a slower, sedate version of Tity Boi tracks from "Birthday Song" to "I Luv Dem Strippers."

While chopped and screwed sometimes gets dismissed as a phase specific to a time and place, it's still making an impact on popular hip-hop even decades later, and it's not just exclusive to Houston anymore. Here are ten chopped and screwed songs that never get old.


2. Steel Pulse’s “Life Without Music” Screwed by DJ Screw

3. Boyz II Men Covering Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” Chopped by OG RON C

4. OG Ron C - “Kiss Me Thru The Phone”

5. Krush Groove All Stars’ “Southside Groovin'” Screwed by DJ Screw

6. Kanye’s “Mercy” Chopped by Michael Watts

7. R. Kelly’s “Greatest Sex” Screwed by Swishahouse

8. UGK’s “International Player’s Anthem” Chopped by OG Ron C

9. Paul Wall’s “Girl” Chopped by Michael Watts

10. R.Kelly’s “Your Body’s Calling” Screwed by DJ Screw

11. Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” Screwed by DJ Screw