Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Chopped & Screwed | Free DL

The Chopped & Screwed production art form, birthed in Houston, Texas during the early ’90s and perfected by the late DJ Screw, has been used to “remix” Kanye West’s critically acclaimed new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Entitled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: Chopped Not Slopped, the reworked album by Houston native DJ Candlestick (of the Chopstars) was completed before popular Chopped & Screwed producer DJ Michael Watts could complete his version.

Having chopped & screwed albums and songs by some of Hip Hop’s most respected artists such as David Banner, Big K.R.I.T, Devlin The Dude and Paul Wall, Watts was originally going to rework Nick Minaj‘s debut album Pink Friday – until his Twitter followers expressed desire for him to chop and screw Kanye’s album.

Kanye West’s “Monster” Chopped & Screwed:
[audio:http://soulculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/09-Monster-feat.-Rick-Ross-Jay-Z-Nicki-Minaj.mp3|titles=09 Monster [feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z & Nicki Minaj]

The Chopped Not Slopped version of ‘Monster’ [listen above], “…reveals all the nooks and crannies within the production work, and best, slows down West’s breakneck wordplay and narrative to a more digestible speed,” writes the LA Times’ Randall Roberts.

“Where in real time a song like “Monster” takes dozens of listens and deep concentration to completely understand, the chopped version lays it all out there for you.’The tones, major key celebrations in the original versions with cameos by Pusha T, Minaj, Jay-Z and Kid Cudi, turn minor when decelerated, and feel somehow more emotive and nuanced.” –Randall Roberts, LA Times

I really enjoyed DJ Candlestick’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: Chopped Not Slopped. Chopped & Screwed music can be a bit of an acquired taste, but if you’re like me and you’ve got an open mind you’ll probably, at the very least warm to a few of the reworked songs, if not the whole album.

DOWNLOAD: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: Chopped Not Slopped

Rest In Peace DJ Screw.