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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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'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...
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,...
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,"...
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