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Houston, United States (1984 – 2000)

DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis, Jr. (July 20, 1971 – November 16, 2000), was a central figure in the Houston hip hop scene. His innovation included the trademark technique of slowing down the basic tracks of a cut when he remixed it. He was the main mix tape mixer for the huge Screwed Up Click.

He was born in Bastrop, Texas to Robert Earl Davis, Sr. DJ Screw had lived in Smithville, Houston, and Los Angeles; at one point his father took him to Houston in order to keep him from trouble. There DJ Screw lived in a working class, mostly African American neighborhood near Hobby Airport described by Michael Hall of Texas Monthly as “hard-edged. “DJ Screw dropped out of Sterling High School during his 10th grade year and focused on music.

He began deejaying at age 13, and started his trademark slowed down mixes in 1984. During the early 1990s, he invited some of Houston’s most renowned 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. What originally was only a fad of Houston, Chopped and Screwed music started getting more widespread attention with the introduction of p2p programs such as Napster in the late 90s. This ultimately led to DJ Screw getting recognition across the country and being known as one of biggest faces in modern hip-hop.

After spending most of the 1990s as an infamous local phenomenon in Houston, TX, DJ Screw suddenly found himself gaining sudden notoriety before his unfortunate death in late 2000.


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  • Xtaasi

    Watch yo screw

    15 Aug 11:20pm Reply
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    happy birthday

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    1 May 9:03pm Reply
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    26 Mar 4:11am Reply
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    18 Mar 1:28am Reply
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    26 Feb 4:20am Reply
  • antiantigone

    are there any other worthwhile Chopped & Screwed artists?

    1 Feb 3:40pm Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    RIP. Thank you for your great remixes, as well as your influence on music.

    24 Jan 10:57am Reply
  • LevPunk

    Best of the best. Лучшее из хип-хопа что я слышал.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jokun1337

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    12 Dec 2013 Reply
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    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • vvye

    r[ipp dj screw one ogf my top fav music people

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Witchpenis

    Thank you for making great music Screw. R.I.P.

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
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