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Houston Hip Hop Research Collection

The Houston Hip Hop Research Collection documents the unique music and culture of Houston hip hop. Among their riches are approximately 1500 vinyl records owned by DJ Screw, originator of the “chopped and screwed” genre, as well as related photographs and artifacts. Other materials include lyrics and photographs of the rapper HAWK, audio and promotional materials from other Houston artists, and the creative products of Pen & Pixel Graphics, Inc. and Samplified Digital Recording Studios.

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DJ Screw Papers Pen & Pixel Graphics, Inc. Records HAWK Papers Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection HAWK Papers Samplified Digital Recording Studio Records DJ Screw Sound Recordings

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Special Collections is dedicated to preserving and sharing the story of Houston Hip-Hop through our archival collections, digital collections, and online exhibits.

DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip Hop (2012)

Awready! The Houston Hip Hop Conference (2012)

Videos from Awready! (2012)
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