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