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The University Of Houston Libraries Acquires DJ Screw’s Record Collection

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Robert Earl Davis, Jr. aka DJ Screw is being recognized by the University Of Houston for his ground breaking work.


According to Ozone, the University has acquired the DJ Screw Sound Recordings Collection, which includes more than 1,000 vinyl records owned by the late DJ Screw. Most of the records were donated by Screw’s father Robert Earl Davis Sr.


DJ Screw is famous for creating the chopped and screwed sound of slowing music down to drastically alter it’s original sound. Screw also started the Screwed Up Click. A Houston rap collective that included Z-Ro, Trae Tha Truth, Lil’ Keke, Fat Pat, Big Hawk, Big Pokey, Botany Boyz and many more.



Currently being cataloged, the collection will be open for use by researchers in 2013. From March 19 – Sept. 21, 2012, selections from the collection will be on display in the M.D. Anderson Library as part of the exhibit DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip Hop. In conjunction with the exhibit, a conference exploring the unique music and culture of Houston hip hop will be held March 27 and 28, 2012, presented jointly by the University of Houston Libraries, the HERE Project at Rice University, African American Studies at the University of Houston, and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston.





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