Percocet Tapes
2017

 

In November 2017 I had ligament repair surgery on my wrist and was prescribed Percocet. While I was recovering, I began to think about the various ways that opioid addiction and prescription pain pills are represented in popular culture. 

 

To compose the pieces below, I sampled from radio broadcasts, documentaries, trap music, and my own personal field recordings. I used editing techniques popularized by the chopped and screwed genre. I composed the recordings below while on Percocet.