Chopped and screwed (Chopped and screwed - Wikipedia) releases are typically remix albums of other hip hop album releases. I can’t find any mention of these releases in the forum. Ideally we have something with guidelines (wiki perhaps?) but I’d at least like some help to make sure I’m modifying these releases in accordance with our guidelines.
Artist credits are particularly confusing… Here are some examples. How should they be credited? It seems most simply leave out the presenters and remixers. Should these remix albums have their own RG?
Doubt Me Now (Dragged & Chopped) by Lil’ Wyte (https://musicbrainz.org/release/fb18cc86-92a0-4ad9-802d-494325ae0fcf). This release is in its own RG. The artist credits on the cover include D.J. Black as the remixer (dragger/chopper, in this case), but he’s not credited on the release or any of the tracks.
YRN (Chopped Not Slopped) by Migos (Release “YRN (Chopped Not Slopped)” by Migos - MusicBrainz). This release is in its own RG. There are three (other) artists credited on the cover and none are credited on the release or any tracks.
Other examples of remixers not credited:
ATLiens - Outkast: Release “ATLiens Chopped & Screwed” by OutKast - MusicBrainz
Tha Carter - Lil Wayne: Release “Tha Carter (Chopped & Screwed)” by Lil Wayne - MusicBrainz
Here’s an example where the remixer is credited. Immackulate - M.C. Mack (https://musicbrainz.org/release/f584334a-e674-41fe-a18d-ad584159f4f5). DJ Hard Hitta has remixer credits on each recording, but no release artist credit or track artist credit.
Here’s a similar one where the remixer is credited on the recordings: https://musicbrainz.org/release/1b8ed089-31d6-4ac6-97b4-a22cfca37bd5
Where should presenters/remixers be credited? At the release level? Track artist? Recording remix?
Is it OK to only credit with remix on recordings? That (sort of) leaves out the name at the release (/track) level.
Do these releases get their own release group? Often times the track counts, track lengths, and track order are all different. There is usually no shared recordings or partial recordings. Style / Release Group (Style / Release Group - MusicBrainz) Section 6: “If in doubt, these releases should probably be in separate release groups.”
I don’t feel strongly about this (yet). I have created multiple releases and I tend to do something like this, https://musicbrainz.org/release/b6f17f12-4fd3-42f9-9c1c-43a184670fb2. Perhaps the release artist credits + track artist credits for both remixers is redundant/overkill?
I do think it makes sense to have separate RGs. This point is stronger if remixers receive release artist credits.
Searching releases for ‘chopped’ returns 349 results (most are in this category), Search Results - MusicBrainz.
There are other similarly named (copied) styles including:
screwed and chopped
slowed and chopped
slowed and throwed
chopped not slopped
dragged and chopped
chopped up screwed up
Other relevant pages:
Artist - OG Ron C: OG Ron C - MusicBrainz
Artist - OG Ron C and The Chopstars: OG Ron C and The Chopstars - MusicBrainz
Artist - The Chopstars: The Chopstars - MusicBrainz
Artist - Slim K: Slim K - MusicBrainz
Artist - DJ Ryan Wolf: DJ Ryan Wolf - MusicBrainz
Artist - Michael “5000” Watts: Michael “5000” Watts - MusicBrainz
Label - Chopstars Ent.: Chopstars Ent. - MusicBrainz