A variety of Texas rap legends will unite and pay homage to the late pioneer DJ Screw at the first annual DJ Screwfest and Car Show.
The event takes place July 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds in Houston.
Confirmed performers include various members of DJ Screw’s Screwed Up Click, as well as Texas rappers UGK, Chingo Bling, Big Moe, Kiotti, Play-N-Skillz, and Big Pokey. Organizers expect to confirm Slim Thug, Lil’ Flip, and others.
The car show is slated to take place during the day and will feature over 200 cars, including DJ Screw’s Original Chevy Impala, fully restored for display.
The day’s proceedings will be filmed as well for inclusion in the upcoming DVD based on Screw’s life titled Untold Story.
A portion of the proceeds from The DJ Screwfest and Car Show will benefit the DJ Screw Foundation & The “Big Hawk” Hawkins family.
S.U.C. member Big Hawk was shot and killed in May in front of his girlfriends house. The killer(s) remain at large as of press time.
Big Hawk’s younger brother Phat Pat was shot and killed in 1998 and will also be honored by various Texas rappers, singers, and athletes.
DJ Screw rose to fame based on his style of production, in which he “chopped and screwed” hundreds of mixtapes and songs by slowing them down.
He sold hundreds of thousands of copies from his Houston-based record store Screwed Up Records and Tapes.
The popular DJ died at the age of 30 on Nov. 16, 2000, after suffering a fatal heart attack in his studio while “sipping syrup,” a lethal combination of codeine and cough syrup.
The DJ Screwfest and Car Show will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.