New Exhibit Features Screwed Up Click
The following is a guest post by Julie Grob, UH Special Collections coordinator for instruction and curator of the Houston Hip Hop Research Collection.
A new exhibit opens September 10 at University of Houston Libraries.
Twenty years after the death of the Houston rapper Fat Pat, Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click commemorates the lives and careers of brothers and fellow rappers Patrick “Fat Pat” Hawkins and the late John “HAWK” Hawkins. Both men were members of the Screwed Up Click, a collective of Houston-based rappers which formed around the late DJ Robert Earl Davis, Jr., better known as DJ Screw. The exhibit celebrates the enduring legacy of DJ Screw and the Screwed Up Click and their impact on fans and recording artists in Houston and around the world.
The exhibit features original DJ Screw mixtapes, vinyl records owned by DJ Screw, posters, photographs, flyers, handwritten rap lyrics, and other materials related to the Screwed Up Click.
In keeping with the collective nature of the Screwed Up Click, a variety of scholars, writers, and performing and visual artists were invited to contribute labels for the exhibit. Curator Julie Grob and UH Libraries would like to recognize Brandon Caldwell, Matthew K. Carter, Victor Del Hierro, Maco L. Faniel, Robert Hodge, Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, Amy Mueller, Anthony “Fat Tony” Obi, Josie Pickens, Matthew Ramirez, Lance Scott Walker, and Langston Collin Wilkins.
Visitors can view Brothers in Rhyme: Fat Pat, Big Hawk, and the Screwed Up Click on the first floor of the MD Anderson Library through December 14.
For information, contact Julie Grob.