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Marcel Duchamp, Meet DJ Screw

9 years ago by Chris Becker
November marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Houston DJ and Producer Robert Earl Davis, Jr. aka DJ Screw (b. 1971, d. 2000). DJ Screw's music redefined Southern hip-hop in the 1990s and continues to influence the contemporary spectrum of music including electronica, indie rock, and avant-garde improvisation. There...
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Flashing Back to the Heyday of DJ Screw

10 years ago by Mike Giglio
Ed. Note: To go along with this week's feature on Mike Jones, Mike Giglio takes a look at the origins of Houston rap's once and future calling card, "screw music." Wearing corn rows, a wife beater and green courdoroys, and holding a bottle of windex, Bird washes the glass doors...
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Kris Kross and DJ Screw: The Lost Connection

7 years ago by Nathan Smith
When Chris Kelly, one-half of the teen-rap duo Kris Kross, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose last week, it was a tremendously sad day for Southern hip-hop. Not just because it provided a tragic ending to another tale of a child star struggling with post-fame adulthood, but because...
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Remembering DJ Screw, 12 Whole Years Later

7 years ago by Brandon Caldwell
Death sucks. In all honesty, death is the one relationship you know will inevitably happen, but you spend every waking hour trying to avoid it. Like that girl who wants to honor herself by slut-shaming and gives you the clap. Or the guy who's so drunk he's braying like a...
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The First Annual S.U.C. 420 Festival Celebrated the Work of DJ Screw

6 months ago by DeVaughn Douglas
The first annual S.U.C. 420 festival was 12 hours of all things DJ Screw at Super Happy Fun Land Saturday, honoring the life and music of Robert Earl Davis Jr., the Houston innovator who introduced the world to his slowed down sound. With smoke of all kinds wafting through the...
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The Enduring Importance Of DJ Screw's "June 27th"

9 years ago by Shea Serrano
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Chalie Boy, Yung Redd and Hash Brown Not Invited: The guy from the Gear Slutz forum who tried...
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DJ Screw: Remembering Him 10 Years After His Death

9 years ago by Shea Serrano
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Chris Ward, Chuckway, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmore, Simple Success Not Invited: Nobody. Everybody was invited. This Week's Prompt: This week is the anniversary...
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Should Amy Winehouse & DJ Screw's Addictions Define Their Legacy?

8 years ago by Shea Serrano
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Ed. Note: Although the results of Amy Winehouse's autopsy last week were inconclusive, the Daily Mail reported Monday that...
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Damfoolz Select The Six Best DJ Screw Songs Of All Time

8 years ago by Shea Serrano
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to...

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