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With a TV miniseries on the way and the enduring popularity of his chopped-and-screwed production style, Houston’s DJ Screw remains a vital cultural figure 22 years after his death. Now a new book—part oral history, part cultural criticism—is set to spread his legacy even further.Lance Scott Walker’s DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution tells the story of Robert Earl Davis Jr. from the beginning, when Davis was a kid running around the small town of Smithville (in Bastrop County), through his heyday on Houston’s south side and the end, in 2000, when he died at age 29 as an underground legend in his adopted home city. In between, he taught hip-hop heads the glory of slowing things down with a series of mixtapes that became hot…
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