Wednesday, June 1, 2011

R.I.P. to a close friend and to a Legendary Dj. Yo friend Always & 4-ever Dj Ak-47
DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis, Jr. (July 20, 1971 – November 16, 2000), was an artist involved in the Houston hip hop scene. He was the main music mixer for the Screwed Up Click.

He was born July 20, 1971 in Smithville, Texas, to Robert Earl Davis, Sr and Ida Davis. DJ Screw had lived in Bakersfield, California, and Los Angeles, he received his first turn table at age 10 in 1981. DJ Screw lived in a working class, mostly African American neighborhood near Hobby airport described by Michael Hall of southside Houston, Texas as "hard-edged." DJ Screw dropped out of Sterling High School during his 10th grade year and focused on music.

He began DJing at age 13, and started his trademark slowed-down mixes in 1990. During the early 1990s, he invited some of the Houston rappers from the south side of the city to flow on his Screw tapes. This eventually led to the formation of the Screwed Up Click. He released five above ground releases: "All Screwed Up, Vol. 1" (1995), "3 'N the Mornin Part 1" (1995), "3 'N the Mornin Part 2 Blue" (1996), "3 'N the Mornin Part 2 Red" (1998) and "All Work, No Play" (1999).

His mixtapes include titles such as "June 27" and "The Final Chapter." In the mid-1990s Priority Records offered DJ Screw a record deal which he turned down. Former Priority Records executive Dave Weiner said "It wasn't about the money for him, it was about doing what he wanted to do with his homeboys."

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