Founded in New York City, Hip-Hop/Rap is a genre that has been around for forty plus years. It quickly spread as the art traveled coast to coast as well as up and down the country, creating a distinct sound of the genre depending on the region. But in the 1990s a subculture was discovered in Houston, “Chopped & Screwed”. When we think of rap and hip-hop we often may think of poetry, a flow of rhymes over instrumentals on a steady pace but Houston altered that with their own cultural influences by dramatically slowing down the tempo of popular hip-hop songs. The innovator, DJ Screw is said to be the founding father of this subculture. The main influence of this subculture was the heavily used drug at the time, “Purple Drank”. For short “Drank” is a drink consisted of codeine cough syrup and soda which affects the mind and body by slowing it down and making chopped and screwed music more enjoyable. I will go in depth of this subculture and how the city and the culture created this unconventional sound of hip-hop/rap.