Special Collection’s new exhibit, DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip Hop, is now open to the public in the MD Anderson Library on the University of Houston campus.
This exhibit tells the story of DJ Screw, the originator of the “chopped and screwed” genre of production, and the collective of rappers and friends known as the Screwed Up Click. While telling this story, the exhibit looks at the larger context of theindependent, entrepreneurial, and rough-edged Houston hip hop music scene.
A handful of the items in this exhibit can be viewed online in the DJ Screw Photographs & Memorabilia collection, but if you live in Houston or will be in Houston between now and September 21, a visit to see the entire exhibit is in order!
This exhibit is presented in conjunction with this week’s related conference, AWREADY! The Houston Hip Hop Conference. Even if you didn’t register for Wednesday’s panels, you can still attend two related events. The first is the Graffiti, B-Boy & B-Girl Exhibition opening reception Tuesday, and the other is the 2012 College DJ Battle Wednesday. For information about these events and the rest of the conference, visit the conference web site