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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.
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."...
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...
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...
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