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DJ Screw, 1997

HOUSTON, TX PHOTO BY DERON NEBLETT Like so many other Hip Hop icons, DJ Screw didn’t receive worldwide appreciation until he wasn’t around to bask in it. Rarely photographed or interviewed, people didn’t start learning about Screw and his contributions until after he passed and his many disciples started to spread his gospel. In a day where rappers and other personalities in Hip Hop love to display their lives, habits and vices, Screw was rarely captured sipping the concoction he made popular. Perhaps this photo can be indicative of a time where a true underground culture still existed; a culture where you had to be in it to understand it or speak on it. Death and tragedy have become mainstays in the deceased DJ’s Screwed Up Click, with five members dying in the past 10 years. Equally symbolic and eerie, the spinning ceiling fan above Screw’s head could be mistaken for a halo. From Houston to Heaven, Screw and his legacy will continue to live on. 68 // OZONE MAG

Ozone Mag #67 - May 2008  

Ozone Mag #67 - May 2008

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