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Kandy Paint Records Is Showing Love While Paying Homage To Dj Screw (Rest In Promethazine)

Robert Earl “DJ Screw” Davis, Jr. (July 20, 1971 – November 16, 2000)[1] was a Houston, Texas-based DJ. He was known as a central figure in the 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.” Davis was recognized for his various mixtapes and albums mostly on a regional level, until after his death. His legacy was discovered by a wider audience when Houston hip-hop began reaching a national audience in 2005.

DJ Screw was born in Bastrop, Texas, not far from Smithville, Texas. His father, Robert Earl Davis, Sr., was a long-haul truck driver based in Screwston. His mother Ida May Davis (who had a young daughter from a previous marriage), came to the area to be with her mother when her son was born in 1971. She returned to Screwston, but the marriage was floundering; soon it would be over, and she and her kids moved to Los Angeles for a couple of years, then back to Screwston, and returned to Smithville in 1980 at the age of nine.[2]

A young DJ Screw had aspirations of being a truck driver like his father, but seeing the 1984 hit break dancing movie Breakin’ and discovering his mother’s turntable permanently derailed those dreams. He would take her B. B. King and Johnnie Taylor records and scratch them on the turntable the way deejays did, slowing the spinning disc and then allowing it to speed back up, playing with sound. Robert Earl began buying records of his own and playing deejay with his distant friend Trey Adkins, who would rap. “Screw had a jam box,” Adkins told Texas Monthly, “and he hooked up two turntables to it and made a fader out of the radio tuner so he could deejay.” Adkins said if Robert Earl didn’t like a record, he would deface it with a screw. One day Adkins asked him, “Who do you think you are, DJ Screw?” Robert Earl liked the sound of that and in turn gave his long time friend a new name: Shorty Mac.[2]

He began DJing at age 12 in 1983, and started his trademark slowed-down mixes in 1990. The mixes began as special compilations requested by friends and those in the know. He soon made them available for sale when his close friend Toe offered to buy a mix from him for ten dollars. At that point, customers had increasingly begun requesting his more well-known mixes instead of personalized lists. During the early 1990s, he invited some of the Houston rappers from the city’s south side to rap on those mixes.[3] This coalition of rappers eventually became the formation of the Screwed Up Click.

He moved to a house near Gulfgate Mall. Fans, some driving from far away areas such as Dallas and Waco, lined up at his door to obtain his recordings. He started his own business and opened a shop up on 7717 Cullen Blvd in Houston TX called Screwed Up Records and Tapes. It has been shown in numerous music videos and documentaries as well as independent films. There are now several Screwed Up Records and Tapes spread out through Texas, including one in Beaumont and in Austin.[2]

Texas Governor Rick Perry honored him by making him an official Texas Music Pioneer.[4]

Davis died on November 16, 2000. Fans speculated about the true cause of his death. [5] When the coroner reports were released, they confirmed that he died of a codeine overdose in addition to mixed drug intoxication. The codeine came from a prescription-strength cough syrup that he would mix with soda to concoct a beverage called purple drank. In addition to codeine, Valium and PCP were found in his blood.[2] His funeral took place at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in his hometown of Smithville, Texas.[2]

DJ Screw has been a considerable influence in the 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’ Da Mornin, Part 2 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.[6] The newspaper also referred to 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.[7]

A music festival and car show in honor of DJ Screw was set up in 2006. The inaugural DJ Screwfest featured 200 vehicles [8] and a setlist featuring notable Houston hip-hop acts like Slim Thug, Trae, and Chingo Bling. The first festival, which took place at the Pasadena County Fairgrounds, ran into problems including rain and limited sound equipment.[9]

When the Houston hip-hop scene became nationally prominent in 2004, many of the biggest acts could be traced to DJ Screw’s crew, the Screwed Up Click. The expansive crew, which featured more than 15 rappers, were featured prominently on his mixtapes and often spent nights with him recording. Some of the more famous rappers to come out of the Screwed Up Click include Big Hawk, Lil’ Keke, and Fat Pat. While many of the S.U.C. rappers enjoyed major-label success, DJ Screw himself remained largely underground. He was uncomfortable with mainstream business practices like bank accounts and copyrights.[2] He would allow members of the S.U.C. to rap on his mixtapes free of charge, despite the large amount of exposure a screw tape feature could provide. A single tape could have reached 100,000 listeners according to some estimates; they often led to further success, including recording contracts.[5]

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Whats The Power Of Money? Is It Love? Lust? Sexism? Materialism? Joy?

The Power of Money Is Vital To Happiness!

Hello reader,

This is an opportunity to dispel a misconception with regards to the “unrealistic” power of money. To some, money is the root of all evil and at this present point in time, recent actions could prove them correct. However, that by itself deals with people on the basis, that greed is their motivation and not something else. It is the average person, who has to try and deal with the dilemma of figuring out who is honest and who is not.

On any given day, you could be lucky if you could find two people to agree on, almost anything. Again, the average person is broke or barely getting by. I am not insinuating that you are in any particular hardship or failing to provide, but with today’s statistics – you are not likely to be doing too well.

Learn Money- Power, Greed, Control, Respect and Love

Understanding Money…..? It’s Just a Tool!

Since you are reading and the fact that my writing is only available online, speaks volumes. It means that you can afford to be online, unlike many millions who are not online. The statistics I reference are about the “World’s” community of global wealth. Yes, believe it or not, it might be a handful, but consider this – Population Worldwide is 6.6 Billion and 20% control 95% of the total of all wealth.

How insane is that? Talk about holding people back and keeping the wealth themselves. These same people, influence laws and religions, and have egos which makes them think they are superior to others. This is their flaw, but doesn’t prevent them from reaping the benefits of those who do not know any better. The top 20% of the population, provides every necessary product or good and/or service available, in some form or another. Somehow, someway, they are connected, earning.

The myth or misconception about the power of money is all about understanding that money is simply a tool for people to use. It should not be seen as the end all, be all of life – never at no time. If seen as that, it could trigger people to do things that they would not normally do. In some cases, people end up living a life of crime, because they do not know any other way and they know a job isn’t going to get it done. That is the reality they live in, because of their view.

Power of Money?

There are some people who believe money cannot buy everything. The one thing they compare it to is love, which is a human emotion.

Their argument immediately fails upon closer inspection. In present day society and throughout every other person on the planet, money is a requirement for life, respectful life. A life that has some assortment of dignity.

Some would say that is an illusion of those who chase money. Unfortunately, yet again, I must say that is a misconception and morally wrong for those people to utter those words. Why? Simply because they themselves do not know the power of money, in and of, itself.

Some say that money leads to power, and power corrupts absolutely. Thus, absolute power is absolutely corrupt. This could be a case of a lack of knowledge, but I would rather not go there. It opens more of a can of worms, which does not need to be addressed right now.

The power of money is one of the causes for happiness, respect, dignity, esteem, confidence and eventually love. The simple fact that there are too many people who refuse to respect the power of money, is why many are so screwed up now.

Example of Power of Money!

A prime example of what I mean can be found in the forums here at and I am sure you will look for it later, however, I am talking about the people who claim that money thrown at the Oil Spill, for which, recently occurred and it will not do anything.

I watched as people complained about the Wildlife, and the destructive force of what the Oil is going to do to the coastal community, and it’s businesses that rely on fishing the waters.

This singular complaint has two parts (a)wildlife and (b) businesses. Let’s address “wildlife” – the Earth automatically replenishes all different forms of life, from birds to fishes, to cats and dogs. There are simply some “wildlife” or life-forms on Earth that really have little impact on our life, for which, the Earth replenishes itself anyways.

Is it alright what happened? No, absolutely not. Especially, when it probably could have been avoided to begin with. But, that does not mean that money cannot fix the problem.

The problem people really have is that the money that is thrown at the problem is not going to do any good, it is just a BIG Conglomerate doing nothing or avoiding responsibility. It is fine and not really an argument with that, but the fact is that the money that is thrown at the problem, most likely is just going to shuffled around on the books and made to appear, as if something was actually accomplished to repair or fix the problem.

The truth of the matter is that much of the money awarded, will only go those who would are willing to play ball as the government and Big Conglomerate want things done. There will not be an independent source, free of corruption influences, which handles the problem.

Dispel misconceptions of money!

The school of thought is that the actions of business(big) and government, will do nothing. The Big company received a slap on the hand and told not to do it again. Who is fooling who here? Are they seriously trying to sell that to the people of the world? Who is actually overseeing the clean up operations and are “they” unbiased?

In America, it has already been proven and anyone can do the research, that the non-profit and other charitable organizations, are really not out to help the citizens they claim to help. Want proof? Easy- in America there are 40 million homeless and ONLY 700,000 beds nationwide. If the non-profit and charitable organizations were actually doing their job, as well, as the regulators of the Federal Government, then we would see more help for those who need it.

On top of that, presently there has been an up-tick in crime, due to the fact, that some homeless people are now committing crimes, so they can go to prison. Beware- Prisons in America are already overcrowded, proof is in California, where 30,000 inmates were released, due to overcrowding.

Lack of Respect of money is a problem

The underlying problem is a lack of knowledge and respect of money. It does not come down to greed.

The fact that we all choose how we live our life and those who want money, and go after it, does not prove greed. It actually proves that they know something you do not.

There happens to be other aspects, many people refuse to accept. Humanity is not civilized enough to live without money. Therefore, at this time in our development stage, we continue to dress money up and think things that some could only imagine or not.

Any money thrown at any problem can fix the problem, so long as it is properly used for what it is suppose to be used for in the first place. As I stated above, the non-profit and/or charitable organization in America, IF they did follow the rules/regulations/guidelines, as they are suppose to, then much of the many problem would not exist.

Again, when you research them, you will find that very few operate within the guidelines that they are suppose to follow. Just one survey done, is responsible for showing how the top 200 non-profit and/or charitable organizations are screwing the public/citizenry, because they are nowhere near their regulatory guideline. (example- Make a Wish Foundation was the highest rated company on a 2000 survey at 1% versus the required 5% minimum.)

Power of money is key

So, I guess I can end this hub, with some simple words- Money is the solution for any problem, including love, but it is the people who must learn how to understand the power of money and that the importance of respecting it also.

Last note, if you say that money cannot buy love? Then you would be looking at it from a skewed perspective.

I only say that, because there isn’t any person on the planet who would take in a homeless person because they fell in love with them. They would be lucky if they ever met the person in first place.

Money is a requirement for all things we know. You and every other person needs to understand it, live by it and even breathe it.

You will not get love, because you have money, but you will receive love, because you are earning a living that is respectable, which gives other people the idea you are in control of your life and do not need to depend on them.

Thank you for your time

Terry “Mississippi Sipp” Brisco