Robert Davis Jr. a/k/a DJ Screw passed away 15 years ago today. He is the creator of the Chopped & Screwed DJ technique and recognized as one the most important figures in Southern Hip-Hop history.
Sadly, he was only 29 when we lost him.
He was widely known for his “Screw Tapes” that were mainly sold out of his house. The tapes featured members of the Screwed Up Click which launched the careers of Lil Keke, Fat Pat, Big Moe, Botany Boyz, Big Pokey, Lil O, Z-Ro, Lil Flip & Big Hawk.
Yesterday I had a chance to hang out at the 8th Wonder Brewery and it still amazes me how many people came out to pay their respects for this H-Town icon. His cultural impact goes far beyond the city and it will be long time before anyone forgets it. I just pray we learn a lesson in his death about the dangers of illicit drug use.