Twenty-two years ago, a Texas Monthly writer heard about a Houston DJ whose slowed-down mixes had become the sound of the city.
Lance Scott Walker's ‘DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution’ is a worthwhile biography and oral history, even for those who already know the story of Screw's short, impactful life.
Plus: the Golden Globes show Texas some love, ‘Walker’ is a runaway hit, and another DJ Screw movie is on the decks.
Friends remember Floyd, who grew up in the Third Ward, as a gentle soul, a father, and a talented collaborator of DJ Screw’s.
Hip-hop mainstay Lil Keke tells the story of how he earned his musical chops driving around Houston.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s show immortalizes the late musician in his hometown.
Plus, ‘Cheer’-mania takes over the world, the Von Erichs and DJ Screw get the biopic treatment, and Mark Wahlberg beats the crap out of Post Malone.
‘For Art’s Sake’ delves into the photojournalist’s work documenting local music scenes, poverty, public policy.
‘Look Mom I Can Fly’ traces the rapper’s ascent and his efforts to elevate Third Coast hip-hop.
After two decades of sluggish albums, ZZ Top has returned to raunchy, bluesy form. And the little ol' band from Texas owes it all to a hip-hop anthem from the streets of Houston.
Until he overdosed in November, he was one of the most influential cultural figures in Texas, the master of a scene fueled by drugs and his own brilliant, eccentric music.
The hip-hop inspired “purple drank” may have claimed its latest victim—former A&M defensive tackle Johnny Jolly of the Green Bay Packers—who faces prison time for possession of at least 200 grams of codeine, a key ingredient.