Houston Music

Syrupy Surprises: Random Selections From DJ Screw's Personal Vinyl Collection

If you haven't taken the time to check out the "DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip-Hop" exhibit on display now at UH's MD Anderson Library, do yourself a favor and go. Put on entirely by the UH Library System, the exhibit tells the story of Houston's musical evolution by way of some extremely cool items from the University's hip-hop collection.

From handwritten lyrics to family photos of Screw and his friends, this is some special stuff, much of which has never been seen by the public. The exhibit runs in the library until Sept. 21. Don't miss it.

The crown jewel of the library's collection isn't on display, however. That'd be the DJ Screw Sound Recordings -- the legend's personal vinyl collection. These are the records he used to create his signature Screwed Up sound and put together his famous mixtapes. Library interns and students are just about finished cleaning and preserving the collection.