Influential Texan producer Rabit rounds off his DJ Screw tribute mixes with a deadly 3rd volume staying true to the OG, slow and woozy Southern hip hop style
On the 3rd piece of the trilogy, Lil Boosie, AFX, Tirzah, Enigma and Lana Del Rey are slopped in-the-mix with a special measure of sizzurp styled psychedelia. Where previous instalments were strictly rap focused, this one’s a bit looser with the style, marrying some of the most notable, contemporary female voices with super rugged and bittersweet backdrops.
His compound of Lil Boosie and AFX makes us do that thing chefs do when they like da sauce, and he evens manages to make Lana Del Rey palatable in two crashing dollops, while the screwed downstroke of Tirzah’s ‘Gladly’ demands to be heard by anyone who fell for ‘Devotion’ (all a y’all, innit?!), and really, that Enigma track was aways begging to get screwed. Vibes for eons.
Rabit kneels at the altar of DJ Screw with ‘Bricks In A Drought’, the killer 2nd drop in a trilogy dedicated to the late, influential Texan pioneer of chopped ’n screwed hip hop.
Staying true to Screw’s OG aesthetic, Rabit continues to pursue that slow, viscous Texan sound across 50 minutes of slow down R&B, soul and rap steeped in codeine and sprite vibes.
Slackening Sade, Aaliyah, Riri and Ciara into the mix along with Araabmuzik and more, Rabit nails a proper, dusky, stoop-side sound in 11 parts underlined by the wooziest, gelatinous subs and smudged with glistening compression artefacts to hold listeners under its slow, heavily warped spell.
Right about now, there’s hardly a better, sweeter soundtrack to the world melting around us.