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SCRAPBOOK SATURDAYS: The Source on DJ Screw

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“RIP DJ Screw” is currently a trending topic on Twitter. Many of users are wishing the late legend a happy birthday or even assuming that he died recently and not 9 years ago (others are on some echo chamber “who is dj screw?” shit, but I digress). Presumably this trend was at least partially inspired by inferences stemming from a Tweet left by a certain mallard rap carpetbagger. It’s a touching gesture, except June 27 is not actually DJ Screw’s birthday. It’s not the day he died. It’s not the day of his Bar Mitzvah or the day he discovered pitch control. It’s simply the name of a tape. June 27 is a fantastic Screw tape, one of his best for sure. But the name just references the day it was recorded. (It is SUC member D-Moe’s birthday, so perhaps that’s where some of the confusion comes from.)

But let’s talk about this article, clipped from the July 1995 issue of The Source. Specifically the kicker. “I wanna screw the whole world.” Many artists sit down with the intent to change the world. It goes without saying that very few actually succeed. Screw not only did it, he did it completely on his own terms, out the trunk and underground in the purest way possible. Could he have even imagined that a pretty boy Canadian child star would one day turn his underground tape into a love song or that a national radio hit would be an ode to the style he created? That thousands of confused internet users even know his name, if not his birthday, is an accomplishment in of itself. So RIP DJ Screw. He should be trending every day. Trending in the trunk. And all my tweet sheep should go and listen to some actual Screw tapes before they fire off that next 140.

I also scanned a Screw Q&A from the November ’95 Rap Pages. Check it after you jump.

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13 Responses to “SCRAPBOOK SATURDAYS: The Source on DJ Screw”

  1. BENJY Says:

    take that drizzy!

  2. SergDun Says:

    dude where are you copping old rap pages from? I threw away all my old joints years back and now regret it.

  3. thehoustongirl Says:

    Ahhh DJ Screw! I remember this article! *goes and jams June 27th*

    Its good to read it again :D

  4. the '96 impala with the gat in my lap Says:

    new rappers are the fucking worst. i’m a bit confused about your use of carpetbagger there though? because he’s from that part of north america that we don’t mention?

  5. nico Says:

    that page doesn’t even mention endonesia part 1…

    in my opinion, the best shit screw ever did.

    http://ugdope.blogspot.com/2009/05/dj-screw-endonesia-part-1-houston-texas.html

    w/download

  6. Detroit P Says:

    Damn man, that’s a love song to you?..your hardcore rap songs must summon satan then………..*thinks…Three Six mafia*…oh..damn..you too hardcore for me…but other than clarifying the significance of the date June 27..I don’t understand why you’re so hard on Drake…you should be commending him for keeping Screw’s name alive in the mainstream and making people more aware of him….as if you can only shoutout dead on their birthday’s and death’s…I think finding any significant reason to shout somebody out, dead or alive, is cool

  7. noz Says:

    “I don’t understand why you’re so hard on Drake…you should be commending him for keeping Screw’s name alive in the mainstream and making people more aware of him….as if you can only shoutout dead on their birthday’s and death’s…I think finding any significant reason to shout somebody out, dead or alive, is cool”

    Yeah that’s pretty much exactly what I just said.

  8. nico Says:

    haha.

  9. Detroit P Says:

    reading comprehension: fail, on my part…I got distracted

  10. asf Says:

    thanks
    cool article adn really apreciate the journal articles you scanned in homie
    got love for screw from germany-
    r.i.p. to him and the fallen

  11. Dalton Hairston Says:

    RIP DJ Screw. You fuckin wrecked every tape you made and everyone be bangin yo tapes. you basically reached yo dream.

  12. kangmunir Says:

    carpetbagger haha fuckin hilarious

  13. Michael Wash Says:

    I was born in Houston in 1990 and then moved to San Antonio shortly after. I remember when I first got into Dj Screw, and chopped & screwed music all around. when I was in seventh grade, 2 years after his death…I swear to god its the only music we would listen to..my crew and the rest of the school. Even at the young age of 12 and 13…you couldve asked anyone and they wouldve been able to name their favorite screw tape. It was special…and obviously still is. I am glad he is getting the respect he deserves, not as a rap dj or screw dj, but as an artist that went against the grain, and succeeded.

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