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UGK promotional photograph
This photograph of Port Arthur duo UGK was taken in 1992 to promote their "Southern Way" e.p., which was initially released on cassette. Bun B and the late Pimp C were among the most influential rappers...
Screw tape list for Steve
Rappers and friends who ordered a mixtape from DJ Screw would prepare a list of the songs that they wanted "chopped and screwed" for their own personal tape. This screw tape list for "Steve" (possibly...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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 Big Moe
Big Moe, born Kenneth Dionell Moore, was known for "rap-singing" on DJ Screw mixtapes and on solo albums. His rich voice added R&B style to "June 27th", DJ Screw's best-selling tape, and to the classic...
Maestro in his studio, Samplified Digital Recording Studio in Missouri City.
According to Russell Washington of BigTyme Records, the late Maestro "was an integral part of what we did." He engineered and mixed DJ Screw's studio albums "3 'N the Mornin'", "All Screwed Up", and "I...
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...
Juneteenth Rap Explosion featuring Screwed Up Click's D.E.A., Southside Playaz, Straight Profit Records
This Juneteenth concert was held at Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park on the outskirts of Smithville, the small Texas town where DJ Screw was raised. Performers were all members of rap collective the Screwed...
HAWK, back to the camera
The rapper HAWK stands with his back to the camera to display the lettering printed on the back of his jersey that reads "R.I.P. D.J. Screw." Behind him is a painted backdrop at a club.
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...
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 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...
DJ Screw with his mother, Ida Mae Deary Davis, his grandmother, sister Michelle Williams, and niece Shameka
A young Robert Earl Davis (DJ Screw) is seen with his mother, Ida Mae Deary Davis, his sister Michelle Williams, and her daughter Shameka. His maternal grandmother can just be seen at the right hand edge...
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...
DJ Screw in baseball uniform
DJ Screw wears his baseball uniform for the Pirates, his childhood team from Smithville, Texas.
DJ Screw in baseball team group photo
DJ Screw (front row left) poses for a group photo with the Pirates, his childhood baseball team from Smithville, Texas.
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