The Guardian recently published an article called “Scene and heard: Drag.” They get into the emergence of artists such as Balam Acab, Salem, oOoOO and the short history of chopped and screwed, syrupy slow hip hop and what it has morphed into in a short amount of time.

This is one of my favorite things happening in music right now. You’ve seen many of these songs and this type of music here for quite some time.

Here is a little roundup:

      White Ring - IxC999

      Salem - Tent

      Balam Acab - Heavy Living Things

      Balam Acab - See Birds

      Lil Wayne - Lollipop (Chopped and Screwed by DJ Young Redd)

      oOoOO - Mumbai

As previously reportedRobin from 20 Jazz Funk Greats has started up a new label, Tri Angle, supporting this scene. If you want to find one of the originals check out this label Disaro from Houston. Looking forward to what’s to come from all of this.


  1. Alright says:

    pulled this off the SALEM mixtape not as good as the video version, same shit

    Skeeter Davis – The End of the World (Drag rmx)


  2. YARRGH says:

    Tent cuts off at 2:43. its killing me! can you repost?

  3. liquidheaven says:

    Just reuploaded. Let me know if you have any problems.

  4. liquidheaven says:

    Turns out my version cuts off as well. Sorry!