Houston is getting ready for the 1st annual DJ Screwfest and Car Show which will be held July 22nd. UGK, Chingo Bling and members of DJ Screw’s Screwed Up Click are among the many Texas rappers who will pay homage to the pioneer, DJ Screw.
It’s all going down at Houston’s Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm. The car show will be held during the day and will feature over 200 cars, including DJ Screw’s own fully restored Chevy Impala.
Visitors can expect performances from UGK, Chingo Bling, Big Moe, Kiotti, Play-N-Skillz and Big Pokey as well as members of the Screwed Up Click (SUC). Appearances are also expected by Trae, Mannie Fresh, Slim Thug and Lil’ Flip.
DJ Screw, born Robert Davis Jr., is best known for creating and popularizing the “screwed and chopped” technique, where a song is played at an extremely slow pace. He sold over a hundred thousand copies of screwed and chopped mixtapes from his Houston store Screwed Up Records and Tapes. The method made Screw an underground hero in Texas but since Screw’s death on Nov. 16, 2000 the style has spread throughout the world.
Only 30 years old, Screw suffered from a heart attack in his studio after sipping a lethal dose of “syrup,” a combination of codeine and cough syrup.
The DJ Screw DVD Untold Story will also be available for purchase at the event. The DVD contains never before seen footage of Screw as well as interviews with the original members of S.U.C., family members and an interview with Big Hawk, filmed just weeks before he was killed.
Also an S.U.C. member, Big Hawk was shot in killed this May in Houston. Hawk’s brother. rapper Fat Pat, was also killed in a previous incident in 1998.
All three late S.U.C. members will be honored at the DJ Screwfest and a portion of the proceeds from the DJ Screwfest and Car Show will be donated to the DJ Screw Foundation and the Hawkins family.
For more information please visit: www.djscrewfest.com. The DJ Screwfest is scheduled for July 22nd.