5 Screwed Up Moments

Inside Houston Hip Hop

DJ SCREW HAD A DREAM. NOT TO BE THE BIGGEST MOST POPULAR DJ IN THE WORLD BUT INSTEAD TO PUSH THE SOUND THAT HE CREATED ACROSS THE GRID. DJ SCREW WANTED TO SCREW THE WORLD. UNFORTUNATELY HE WASN'T ABLE TO SEE IT COME TO PASS BUT HE DID ACCOMPLISH HIS GOAL. HIS LEGACY FOLLOWED ARTISTS THAT REACHED MAINSTREAM SUCCESS.       IT WASN'T JUST A MOMENT THAT HE HAD THE WORLD SCREWED UP, IT WAS A PROCESS AND AN ERA WHERE THE WHOLE WORLD KNEW WHO HE WAS, THE CULTURE THAT HE INFLUENCED AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SOUND. SO HERE ARE THE TOP 5 MOMENTS THAT PROVE THAT DJ SCREW HAD THE WORLD SCREWED UP.

 

THE FIRST WAS UNFORTUNATELY HIS PASSING IN LATE 2000. HE MADE HEADLINES ACROSS HIP HOP, FROM MTV TO XXL, THE SOURCE AND EVERY OTHER PLATFORM THAT COVERED HIP HOP AND MUSIC AT THAT TIME. AS A RESULT PEOPLE WHO WERE UNFAMILIAR WITH WHO HE WAS BECAME INQUISITIVE OF NOT ONLY HIS PRESENTATION OF MUSIC BUT ALSO THE SCREWED UP CLICK AND THE TALENT THAT WAS IN HOUSTON.

 

2ND WAS THE LIL FLIP MOMENT IN HIP HOP, A FEW MONTHS AFTER BIG MOE RELEASED PURPLE WORLD, HE RELEASED UNDERGROUND LEGEND UNDER COLUMBIA. FLIP WHO WAS THE FIRST ARTIST FROM THE SCREWED UP CLICK TO SIGN TO MAJOR LABEL AND THE ONLY SUC MEMBER TO DATE TO GO PLATINUM. HE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT DJ SCREW IN HIS MUSIC ESPECIALLY THAT UNDERGROUND LEGEND ALBUM AS HE USHERED THE SUC INTO MAINSTREAM WITH THAT ALBUM GOIJNG PLATINUM AND REACHING NUMBER 4 ON THE HIP HOP CHART. SCREWS ENERGY CARRIED WITH HIM 

 

 NOW IT WOULD BE EASY TO CONTINUE TO NAME HOUSTON ARTISTS OR MOMENTS THAT PUT SCREW ON A GRAND SCALE LIKE STILL TIPPIN WHICH WAS OF COURSE A SWISHA HOUSE RECORD BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO SWISHAHOUSE WITHOUT SCREWS INFLUENCE, SITTIN SIDEWAYS BY PAUL WALL FT BIG POKEY THAT HAD A SCREW TAPE SAMPLE AS THE HOOK, BUT WE HAVE TO MENTION WHEN IT REALLY WENT TO ANOTHER LEVEL WITH T PAIN. ALTHOUGH SOME MIGHT SAY HE USED THE TERM CHOPPED AND SCREWED WITH NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE LATE DJ OR THE SCREWED UP CLICK FOR THAT MATTER, BUT IT WAS A MOMENT THAT IM SURE SCREW LOOKED DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND REALIZED HE HAD ACCOMPLISHED HIS DREAM OF SCREWING THE WORLD. 

T PAIN CHOPPED AND SCREWED DROPPED IN 2008 AND CHARTED #3 ON THE RNB / HIP HOP CHART AND IS A CERTIFIED GOLD RECORD. THATS BIG.

 

 

ALSO IN THE SAME YEAR LIL WAYNE RELEASED ME ND MY DRANK THAT DETAILED HIS LOVE WITH DRINKING CODEINE BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ALSO RECITED BIG MOE’S BARRE BABY VERSE. SOME MAY SAY OH THATS NOT HAVING THE WORLD SCREWED UP, BUT IF YOU CAN REMEMBER, THE HOOK TO THAT SONG WAS SCREWED. ANOTHER MOMENT WHERE WE’RE SURE SCREW WAS SMILING DOWN FROM HEAVEN. WHAT OTHER ARTIST IN THIS GENERATION WAS BIGGER THAN WAYNE? UNLESS YOU MENTION DRAKE. WHICH BRINGS US TO NUMBER 5.

 

DRAKE DROPPED NOV 18. NINE YEARS LATER IN 2017, WHICH WAS OF COURSE SAMPLED FROM THE SCREW TAPE CLASSIC JUNE 27TH. DRAKE IS ARGUABLY THE BIGGEST RAPPER IN THE RAP GAME AND MAYBE IN RAP HISTORY AS HIS MUISC CROSSES OVER SEAMLESSLY TO POP. OF COURSE DRAKE HAS HOUSTON TIES AND ALWAYS REPS FOR THE CITY AND THE CULTURE WITH COUNTLESS HOUSTON REFERENCES IN HIS MUSIC. BUT TO RECOGNIZE SCREW IN THAT WAY WAS REMARKABLE OF HIM, AND THATS US SPEAKING AS ADVOCATES OF THE HOUSTON CULTURE. 

 

DJ SCREW IS A ICON, A LEGEND, A TRAILBLAZER AND AN ENTREPRENEUR. HIS LEGACY IS ONE THAT WILL LAST FOREVER IN HOUSTON. HE GAVE THE CITY ITS OWN IDENTITY WHEN WE WERE COMING OUT OF RAP A LOT KICKING THE DOOR DOWN FOR THE SOUTH AND HOUSTON BEING STAGNANT. DJ SCREW AND HOUSTON WILL FOREVER BE SYNONYMOUS FOREVER, THIS IS SCREWSTON. HE DIDN'T HAVE A HUGE POWERHOUSE RECORD LABEL BUT HE HAD A VISION. TO SCREW THE WORLD. AND HE DID IT.

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