It's no secret that SL Jones is a dedicated fan of screwed music; growing up in Little Rock, just a few short hours north of Texas, the budding rapper was raised on the original Screw tapes that made their way north up I-30. Screwed music has permeated his own music dating back to the release of his 2009 mixtape C.O.L.O.R.S., and now SL has teamed up with Atlanta's DJ DiBiase to release The Number 23: S.L.A.B. Edition (Screwed x Chopped).
The tape, clocking in at 15 tracks, pulls from SL's 2011 mixtape The Number 23, and includes fan favorites "Paper Cuts," "Trapped Out" featuring Yo Gotti and Pill, and more. The true standout, though, is "Swervin'," featuring Houston's own Trae Tha Truth, with the two rappers trading bars over a drifiting piano loop that sounds right at home at its new slowed, crawling pace.