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Flyer for "New Album Release Party featuring Lil Flip, Sucka Free Records, & Botany Boys, Big Shot Records, Sat. Feb. 19th"
This concert at Houston's Club Fusion celebrated the release of the albums "The Leprechaun" by Lil' Flip and "Forever Botany" by the Botany Boys. Guests were a "who's who" of Houston hip hop, including...
Obituary (memorial service program) for DJ Screw
DJ Screw, or Robert Earl Davis, Jr., made his mark on the world by creating a new production technique called "chopped and screwed," which was distributed on popular mixtapes that also featured local rappers...
Obituary (memorial service program) for Fat Pat
Fat Pat, whose given name was Patrick Lamark Hawkins, was expected by many in Houston to break out nationally as a rapper. On February 3, 1998, he went to an apartment in Southwest Houston where an Austin...
Partial song list for a screw tape
DJ Screw kept small notepads in which he jotted down phone numbers and other things. This page shows what looks like a partial list of songs for a screw tape. The songs are by Fat Pat and the group Dead...
Rap lyrics by Shunny Pooh
Shunny Pooh jotted down these rap lyrics during a visit to DJ Screw's house. He released the various artists album "3rd Coast Finest Volume 1", which featured Screwed Up Click members and other noted Houston...
DJ Screw on the mixer and turntables.
DJ Screw on the mixer and turntables in the "wood room" at his house on Greenstone in the Gulfgate area, where he lived with longtime girlfriend Nikki Williams. Many of the screw tapes that he was famous...
Screw tape list for Lil Keke
This list for a personalized mixtape "chopped and screwed" by DJ Screw was presumably created for famed rapper and Screwed Up Click member Lil' Keke. Songs by local artists Lil' Troy, Big Pokey, Fat Pat,...
Lyrics by DJ Screw for his verse on the song "Screwed Up Click" by C-Note
Although primarily a DJ, Screw also rapped on both screw tapes and albums. In this small notepad, he worked out the lyrics for his verse on the song "Screwed Up Click," which appeared on the album "Third...
DJ Screw at Samplified Digital Recording Studio during the recording of 3 N tha Mornin' in 1996.
DJ Screw recorded a series of "aboveground" albums for the local label BigTyme Recordz, owned by Russell Washington. They were recorded and mixed by Maestro at Samplified Digital Recording Studio in Missouri...
Big Mello promotional photograph
This promotional photograph accompanied the release of the late rapper Big Mello's 1996 album "Southside Story," which came out on N-Terrorgation Records. Big Mello was one of the first to rap about Houston's...
Big Moe performing at a club
Big Moe performs at a club. Raised in Houston's Third Ward, Moe contributed his mix of velvety singing and rapping to numerous screw tapes and released two popular albums, "City of Syrup" and "Purple World."...
HAWK, facing camera
The rapper HAWK stands in front of a backdrop at a club, wearing a jersey printed with "Original S.U.C." and "713" (Houston's area code). He also wears a Screwed Up Click piece and chain.
"The Fellas: Stick 1, T-Bone, Big J., Kay Kay, Zuki, Lil Ke-Ke, Black"
Young Screwed Up Click members and friends pose for a snapshot holding 40s (bottles of malt liquor) and cell phones in front of an apartment complex on Houston's South Side. Standing: unknown, Russell,...
99 Live screw tape
This original "gray tape" by DJ Screw was made to commemorate the birthdays of Screwed Up Click members and brothers Lil' Randy and Ron'O. The music on the tape was chosen by Lil' Randy and DJ Screw and...
DJ Screw with rap duo
In the late eighties, a teenage DJ Screw rocked the latest in hip hop style with his high top fade, single earring, and customized bomber jacket. He was photographed with a local rap group that he used...
Screw tape list for Soc
Most of the songs on this screw tape, with titles like "Crooked Streets" and "Shed So Many Tears" relate to the lifestyle and pressures of drug dealing. As DJ Screw recorded the songs that were requested...
DJ Screw's car
DJ Screw drove a 1996 Impala Super Sport on blades (chrome rims with a propeller-like shape) that he had painted "screw blue." In 2006, his car was restored with his portrait on the hood and displayed...
DJ Screw and DJ Chill behind the turntables
DJ Screw and his close friend DJ Chill (then an MC) were hired to provide music for a middle school dance at Gregory Lincoln Education Center. Their equipment included one turntable that belonged to DJ...
On Da Grind Records presents Big DeMo June 27 Birthday Jam All Access Pass
"June 27th" was DJ Screw's most famous mixtape, created in 1996 for his friend Big DeMo's birthday and featuring a 40 minute long freestyle, or improvised rap, by multiple people. Screw tapes were often...
Tire & Wheel Connection II and Car Tek Audio presents its 4th Annual Car & Truck Show and Concert flyer
This flyer promotes a concert featuring Houston rap groups and artists 20-2-Life, 380, Criminal Element, Woss-Ness, Big Love, Lil' Keke, and "D" of Trinity Garden Cartel. The concert, sponsored by two...
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