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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.
DJ Screw in baseball uniform
DJ Screw wears his baseball uniform for the Pirates, his childhood team from Smithville, Texas.
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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."...
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...
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'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...
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...
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,...
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...
Obituary (memorial service program) for Big Hawk
Big Hawk, born as John Edward Hawkins, was the older brother of Fat Pat, and followed his sibling into the rap game with the Screwed Up Click. HAWK, a family man who had worked at an insurance company...
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...
HAWK and Trae
Screwed Up Click members HAWK and Trae pose in front of a backdrop at a club. As an older member, HAWK brought Trae into the click. Trae found success as a rapper with the group Guerilla Maab, the duo...
HAWK and Lil' O
Screwed Up Click members HAWK and Lil' O pose in front of a backdrop at a club. The canvas reads, "Topp Notch Clothing/Nitebeat Productions presents…" followed by the names "HAWK," "Kiotti & McQuay,"...
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.
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.
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