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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...
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...
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...
Notebook of rap lyrics by HAWK
This notebook of rap lyrics was created by Screwed Up Click member HAWK. In metallic ink on its black pages, he wrote out the sixteen bars that make up a typical rap verse. Some pages of the notebook show...
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...
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...
Al-D and DeMo
Rappers Al-D and DeMo at Screw's house on Greenstone. Though not related, Al-D and Screw were so close that they described themselves as brothers. In addition to rapping on screw tapes, Al-D also released...
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 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...
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...
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...
"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,...
Screwed Up Click members
Members of the rap collective the Screwed Up Click gather for a group picture in front of a "Screwed Up Click" backdrop. Back row: Ira, unknown, Big Pokey, Z-Ro, Trae, MJ, Middle row: Yungstar, Meshah...
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