The SCREWED UP CLICK (or S.U.C.) is an American hip hop collective
based out of
Houston, Texas , that was led by
DJ Screw . Its most
notable members include
DJ Screw himself,
Big Hawk ,
Big Mello , Big
Big Pokey , the
Botany Boyz ,
E.S.G. , Fat Pat ,
Lil Flip ,
Lil\' Keke , Lil\' O ,
Z-Ro . In addition,
Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude ,
K-Rino, Lil\' Troy ,
South Park Mexican and
UGK are considered to be
"Screwed Up Affiliated".
* 1 History
* 2 Original members
* 2.7 Fat Pat
* 2.8 Kay-K
* 2.9 Lil\' Keke
* 2.10 Lil\' O
* 2.11 Mike D
* 3 Other members
* 3.1 Al-D
* 3.2 Big Jut
* 3.4 Big Rue
* 3.5 Big Steve
* 3.6 Bird
* 3.7 Chris Ward
* 3.8 Clay Doe
* 3.9 Dat Boy Grace
* 3.10 Enjoli
* 3.11 Herschelwood Hardheadz
* 3.13 Mr. 3-2
* 3.15 Yungstar
* 3.16 DJ Zo tha Affliate
* 4 Discography
* 4.1 Studio albums
* 5 References
* 6 External links
In the early 1990s, a new type of music began gaining popularity in
Houston , collectively called "
Chopped and screwed ", which was
DJ Screw . The sound was created from a turntable
technique in which Screw slowed down the tempo and torqued with parts
of hip-hop anthems, giving them a new sound which he believed made the
lyrics easier to understand. In 1993, he began to release tapes,
known as "Screw Tapes", on which he slowed down and manipulated
records by popular artists and also prominently included freestyles by
a group of friends and local rappers, who soon came to be known as the
"Screwed Up Click". In 1994, Screw moved into a house located in the
eastern park of South Park , which soon came to be known as "The Screw
House", where he could conduct his new business of selling tapes and
recording freestyles with the group. These tapes quickly gained
popularity in the area, allowing many of the group's members to launch
successful solo careers. At some point the business became too much
for the house, so the group relocated its operations to a store in
Missouri City that became known as "The Screw Shop". After years of
success that took its members to new heights, the S.U.C. found itself
surrounded by tragedy when two of its members died, Fat Pat who was
DJ Screw who overdosed from a lethal combination of
codeine and other drugs. However, the group still continues to
record new music with many of its members now focusing primarily on
their solo careers. In later years, the group saw the deaths of other
Big Hawk and
Big Moe in 2006 and 2007 respectively,
as well as the incarceration of others.
More recently in 2010, the S.U.C. had a reunion tour in 2010 which
Big Pokey , Lil\' Keke , Lil\' O and
Z-Ro . In 2014, several
members of the group appeared on the track "The Legendary DJ Screw"
Bun B 's fourth studio album Trill OG: The Epilogue , including a
posthumous verse from Big Hawk.
This is a list of all of the original members of the Screwed Up
John Edward Hawkins, better known as H.A.W.K. or
Big Hawk was one of
the founding members of the Screwed Up Click. He grew up on the dead
end block of MLK with younger brother, Patrick "Fat Pat" Hawkins and
two sisters. He started rapping in 1992 when Fat Pat took him to DJ
Screw’s house, an upcoming mixtape producer and DJ in the southern
area of Houston. In 1994 Hawk, Fat Pat ,
DJ Screw , Lil\' Keke and
Koldjack, collaborated to form the group D.E.A. and Dead End Records.
In late 1998 D.E.A. released an original independent album entitled,
“Screwed For Life”. In 1999 Hawk participated in a Southside
Playaz compilation album titled You Got Us Fuxxed Up, with Mike D,
Claydoe and other members of the S.U.C. Hawk released his solo album,
Under Hawk\'s Wings on Dead End Records in 2000 and was featured on
the Lil\' Troy hit "
Wanna Be A Baller ". He also collaborated with
Lil\' O on the hit song, "
Back Back ". Next, he partnered with Game
Face Records in 2002 and released his first album under his label
Ghetto Dreams Ent., self-titled, HAWK. With the hit song, "U Already
Know", the album charted the Billboard's list of top R its follow-up,
Forever Botany, was released in 1999 and managed to crack the
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts at #99 in 2000 as the
scene became more popular across the US. Since then, the members have
concentrated more on solo projects, with C-Note being the most
successful. Since the group's creation members Big D-E-Z, Lil 3rd,
Lil Head and Pap-Pap have left the group as well as member B.G. Gator,
who committed suicide on Mother's Day a year after his mom died.
Robert Earl Davis, Jr. also known as
DJ Screw was a central figure in
Houston hip hop community and was the creator of the now-famous
Chopped and Screwed DJ technique. This creation led to his nickname of
"The Originator". During the early 1990s, he invited some of the
Houston emcees from the city's south side to rhyme on those mixes. He
was also a member of the rap group Dead End Alliance. This eventually
led to the formation of the Screwed Up Click.
DJ Screw died on
November 16, 2000 from a lethal combination of codeine and other
drugs. Since his death,
DJ Screw has had a considerable influence in
Houston scene, which is sometimes referred to as "Screwston" in
his memory. His distinct musical stylings influenced countless rap
acts. Alternative weekly The
Houston Press named the 1995 album 3 \'n
the Mornin\' (Part Two) as no. 13 on its list of the 25 best Houston
rap albums of all time. The newspaper credited the release for the way
it helped shape Houston's hip-hop culture. The newspaper also
Chopped and Screwed music as the second most likely type
of music to be associated with Texas, an example of DJ Screw's
influence in the region.
Cedric Hill, better known by his stage name
E.S.G. which stands for
Everyday Street Gangsta, is a rapper originally from Bogalusa,
Louisiana . He helped to popularize the "chopped and screwed" style
of rap music. His debut album Ocean of Funk was released in 1995 and
he released albums regularly since then.
Fat Pat (rapper)
Patrick Lamark Hawkins, better known by his stage name Fat Pat, was a
member of DEA (Dead End Alliance) with his brother John "Big Hawk"
DJ Screw and Kay-K, all original members of the Screwed Up
Click. He released two albums with Wreckshop Records in 1998, Ghetto
Dreams and Throwed In Da Game, the latter of which was released
posthumously. On February 3, 1998, Hawkins was fatally shot at a home
in Houston, TX, after going to a promoter's apartment to collect an
appearance fee. Eight years later, his brother rapper
Big Hawk was
also shot to death.
Kay-K also known as Shakey Red was an original member of the Screwed
Up Click and a founding member of the D.E.A. (Dead End Alliance),
which also included DJ Screw, Fat Pat, & Big Hawk.
Main article: Lil\' Keke
Marcus Lakee Edwards, better known by his stage name Lil' Keke, is an
original member of the
Southern hip hop collective Screwed Up Click.
Lil Keke gained national underground love with his track "Southside"
from his 1997 release "Don't Mess Wit Texas". In 2005, Lil' Keke
Swishahouse Records . In an interview with
the time, label president and A&R T. Farris said, "He is a legend here
in Houston. He plays a big role in the whole style of rap that we make
Main article: Lil\' O
Ore Magnus Lawson, better known by his stage name Lil' O, was born in
Lagos, Nigeria and raised in Southwest
Houston, Texas . He is an
original member of Screwed Up Click. He is known for his short
stature, being 5 feet tall, from which he earned the nickname "Da Fat
Rat Wit Da Cheeze". While studying at Xavier University of Louisiana
in New Orleans in 1997, he recorded “Can’t Stop”, which featured
vocal contributions from the ladies that would go on to earn renown as
Destiny\'s Child . The track soon became Lil’ O’s debut single and
went on to score an instant local hit. In 1999, he signed with the
Houston-based indie label Game Face Entertainment, from which he
released his debut album, Blood Money, which went on to sell 20,000
copies. In 2001, his album "Da Fat Rat With The Cheeze" sold over
75,000. He collaborated with
Big Hawk on the hit single "Back Back",
which led to a nationwide deal with
Atlantic Records , which he later
left in 2003. he also have a song called "Hi Sidin made in2016
Mike D, also known as Bosshog Corleone or Dickbone Corleone, is a
rapper based out of Houston, Texas, who along with Clay Doe, Fat Pat
and Mr. 3-2, formed the rap group Southside Playaz. Mike D was able to
create a lot of tracks with Fat Pat before his death, which are still
included on new Southside Playaz CDs to this day.
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This is a list of all of the known past and present members who
Screwed Up Click after its creation.
Albert Driver, better known by his stage name Al-D, is a member of
the Screwed Up Click. He met
DJ Screw while attending Sterling High
School and they became close friends. Current single via digital only
release is Ballaz Featuring – E.S.G., Griddy Vocalz, Mo City Don.
2015 will see the release of his new album yet to be announce.
Big Jut is a member of the
Screwed Up Click who was also DJ Screw's
and many of the other members personal barber. He was also the one to
introduce some rappers to Screw, such as Dat Boy Grace, who later
joined the group. He released an album titled Screwed Up Fo Life in
Curtis Donnell Davis, better known by his stage name Big Mello, was a
member of the Screwed Up Click. He debuted as
Big Mello in 1992 with
the album "Bone Hard Zaggin'" on the Rap-A-Lot Records label. Shea
Serrano of the
Houston Press said that
Big Mello was famous for
Hiram Clarke in the 90's" On June 15, 2002 Mello, along with
a passenger died after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a pillar
in the 4500 block of South Loop West In Houston.
Big Rue was a member of the Screwed Up Click. He was also one of the
founding members of M.O.B. Style Protected. He is deceased.
Big Steve, also known as Granpappy and Mafioso, was a member of the
Screwed Up Click. He was also a founding member of the group "Woss
Ness" with Rasir X and Mista Luv. He was murdered two years after the
group's debut album "Da Game Changed Forever".
Reggie "Bird" Oliver is a member of the Screwed Up Click. He met DJ
Screw in 1989 and they became close friends. While Screw sold tapes
hand over fist out of the house he asked Bird to stand behind the door
with a gun. Screw’s friend Toe famously commissioned the first tape
and then played it for Bird, who was among the first to commission a
second round of tapes.
One of the last added members of the Screwed Up Click. He is also
part of the group Boss Hogg Outlawz with
Slim Thug .
Clay Doe is a rapper based out of Houston, Texas, who along with Mike
D, Fat Pat and Mr. 3-2, formed the rap group Southside Playaz.
DAT BOY GRACE
Dat Boy Grace, now known as Macc Grace, as well as his brother Lo$,
were members of the Screwed Up Click, in which he developed a long
time friendship with DJ Screw. He was introduced to Screw by his
barber, Big Jut, a fellow
Screwed Up Click member.
Enjoli, also known as First Lady of the SUC, earned her title by
rapping on DJ Screw's Underground Chapters. She was a close friend of
Big Moe and appeared on his albums City of Syrup
, on the track "I Wonder", and Purple World , on the track "The
Letter". She also made an appearance on rapper Z-Ro's album
the World on the track "Dirty 3rd".
The Herschelwood Hardheadz, named after the south side
neighborhood they grew up in, is a group that was a part of the
Screwed Up Click and was formed in 1993. Its members included Duke,
Knock, Archie Lee and formerly
Lil Keke .
Wesley Eric Weston, Jr., better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is
a rapper and member of the Screwed Up Click. He gained early
popularity from the title "The Freestyle King", given to him by Screw
himself. In 2000, Lil' Flip independently released his first album
titled The Leprechaun In 2002,
Columbia Records offered Flip a
contract and Suckafree a distribution deal.
Lil Flip released his
debut studio album
Undaground Legend on August 27, 2002. The album was
certified Platinum in December 2002. It contained his hit single "The
Way We Ball ". When Lil' Flip's label Columbia tried to restructure
Flip, he left, ending up at
Sony Urban Music which he believed could
promote his music better. The first single from the album was "Game
Over (Flip) ". After that he quickly released his second single,
"Sunshine " featuring
Lea Sunshine . This album sold 198,000 domestic
copies in its first week and was certified double Platinum by August,
2004. Lil' Flip released his third album I Need Mine in 2007. The
album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 with 43,000 copies
sold in its first week. Lil' Flip has since left Columbia records and
gone back to being an independent artist, founding his own label
Clover G records. His fourth album
Ahead of My Time was originally set
to be released as early as 2007, but was pushed back many times and
was finally released on July 6, 2010. Lil' Flip released two
"album-before-the-album's" in 2009 to help promote the release of
Ahead of My Time. The two albums were: Respect Me and Underground
Legend 2 . Lil' Flip released his fifth album The Black Dr.
Kevorkian on October 31, 2013, which sold 10,000 copies in its first
Mr. 3-2, was a member of the Screwed Up Click. While signed to
Rap-A-Lot Records he was involved with three groups, The Convicts,
Southside Playaz and Blac Monks, and released one solo album. After
leaving Rap-A-Lot, 3-2 released albums on "N Yo Face" and "Street Game
Records." He has collaborated on tracks with
Scarface (rapper) ,
8 Ball & MJG ,
South Park Mexican "> titled Banned. However, prior to
that he will release the mixtape I Am King and has been involved in
the recording process for the
Grand Hustle Records compilation album.
Yungstar is a member of the
Screwed Up Click who began rapping around
age ten. In the early 1990s, he began working with DenDen, CEO of
Straight Profit Records. He emerged nationally with a guest appearance
on Lil' Troy's "
Wanna Be a Baller ". He then went on to release the
hit song "Knocking Pictures Off The Wall" with Lil' Flex.
DJ ZO THA AFFLIATE
DJ Zo is DJ Screw's 2nd cousin. He was also an affiliated DJ for
Chalie Boy. Today, he continues to work as an on air personality for
radio stations and puts out CDs. He also owns a mobile DJ company.
Joseph Wayne McVey, better known by his stage names
Z-Ro and The Mo
City Don, is a member of the Screwed Up Click. In 1998,
his debut album,
Look What You Did to Me . He celebrated his 22nd
birthday at DJ Screw's house, recording the "Blue 22" tape. These
things helped to escalate Z-Ro’s popularity throughout the South and
by 2002 his talent and hard work caught the attention of Rap-a-Lot
’s founder and CEO
James Prince , who offered him a deal. In 2004,
Z-Ro released his critically acclaimed Rap-a-Lot debut titled The Life
of Joseph W. McVey . The record was a huge success and helped expand
Z-Ro’s fan base beyond the South. In 2005,
Z-Ro released Let the
Truth Be Told , which was well received. Z-Ro's 2006 album I\'m Still
Livin\' was released while he was imprisoned for drug possession , to
positive reviews. It was called "a great album... powerful" but
"relentlessly bleak" by
The Village Voice
The Village Voice and "one of the best rap
albums to come out of Houston" by the
Houston Chronicle . He was
named one of America's most underrated rappers by The New York Times
in 2007. In 2010 he released his next album titled Heroin , which was
followed by another new album titled Meth in 2011 and then Angel Dust
in 2012. After a series of mixtapes, released sporadically over three
Z-Ro has returned with a proper studio album entitled Melting
the Crown. Following that album he recorded his most recent episode of
albums entitled “Drankin and Drivin" in 2016. This album features a
very well notifiable artist by the name Krayzie Bone.
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