The Five Most Texan Types Of Music
2. Chopped & Screwed Rap: A full decade after he passed, DJ Screw's syrupy sound continues to run the streets of H-Town via a long list of believers including Trae Tha Truth, Lil Keke, Paul Wall and the almighty Bun B. Even though it's been a few years since the sound had its moment in the national spotlight, Screw music is a critical part of the arsenals of hip-hop superstars like Drake and Lil Wayne. Southside for life indeed.
1. Electric Guitar Blues: Almost from the minute T-Bone Walker hopped onstage at the Bronze Peacock, this state has been six strings down. Walker touched off a true Texas flood of hot-shit guitarists, from Albert Collins, Freddie King and Juke Boy Bonner through ZZ Top and the Vaughan Brothers, who took it live and worldwide in the '70s and '80s. Today old-schoolers like Little Joe Washington and young Turks like Los Lonely Boys and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights keep the torch lit by singeing their strings.
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