If you want to understand the cannabis scene in Houston, you have to start with the city’s Chopped & Screwed (C&S) culture.

From being “draped up and dripped out” to “fire up a fat sweet,” the Texas city’s C&S sound has intertwined with local weed for more than three decades. In Houston, cannabis smoke will hang in the air wherever C&S music is played.

The elements of Chopped & Screwed music are complex yet simple. To chop a record, a DJ can either break sections of a song into pieces, (resembling a stuttering effect) or utilize a hand clap sound to scratch with another track. To screw a record (slow it down), a DJ changes the tempo/bpm of the entire record.

Imagine taking Megan Thee Stallion’s fast paced single, “Body,” and changing its…

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