DJ Screw

Today In Hip Hop History: Houston Legend DJ Screw Passed Away 21 Years Ago

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On this date in 2000, Robert Earl Davis Jr., best known to the world as DJ Screw, was found dead inside of his Houston recording studio from a codeine overdose. He was only 29 years old. Visit for more information The codeine came from a prescription-strength cough syrup that he would mix with soda […]

Spotify’s ‘Mogul’ Podcast Homages the Legacy of DJ Screw


Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins curates the in-depth look into the mastermind of DJ Screw on Mogul’s latest season. Visit for more information Back in 2017, Gimlet Media tapped the late, great Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé for a new podcast series entitled, Mogul. The show’s first season highlighted the incomparable legacy of music executive and manager, […]

Hip-Hop and Drugs: How Prominent Rappers Lose Their Lives For The High

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Since its inception, hip-hop music has been littered with reference to the drug culture. From Dr. Dre’s ode to marijuana on The Chronic to southern rappers introducing purple drank into the vocabulary of most Americans, drugs have always been a part of the medium. Yet while many rappers have openly stated that their reference to […]

Happy Birthday DJ Screw! (RIP)

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Born on this day as Robert Earl Davis Jr., who is best known to the world as DJ Screw, morphed into a living legend in the city of Houston, Texas and beyond. His creativity will forever exist beyond the 29 years that he blessed his fans, family and friends with his music. Visit for […]