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Screwed Up Click

The Screwed Up Click, also known as S.U.C. is an assortment of rappers from Southside Houston started by the late DJ Screw. After appearing on numerous screw tapes and spreading their name throughout southern hip hop, they have become well respected and have earned a proud reputation. Despite the deaths of several members and the incarceration of others, the S.U.C. continues to represent for Houston and remains a strong presence in the southern hip hop scene.

The original members of the S.U.C. include DJ Screw himself, Kay-K, Lil' Keke, Fat Pat, Big Hawk, Big Pokey, Botany Boyz, Big Jut, Big Moe, Z-Ro, Lil' O, Trae, Dat Boy Grace, Southside Playaz, Lil' Flip and E.S.G..

Since then, members have left while others like Woss Ness (Big Steve, Big Bee & Mistah Luv), Big Mello, TowDown, Point Blank, Yungstar, Wood, and Al-D (DJ Screw's brother) and others have joined. In addition, Lil' Troy, UGK and South Park Mexican are considered "Screwed Up Affiliated". 3rd Ward/South Park is the group's place of origin. In 1999 they released the "Block Bleeders" compilation. In addition to this recording, the numerous members have all played a significant role in the hundreds of DJ Screw mixtapes to filter out of Houston during the 1990s.

There is also a number of Screwed Up Click members most people never heard of cause it was not limited to rappers. Many others were S.U.C. that ran the streets. Included, Baytown, .380 & Big Country.

Original Members

DJ Screw (deceased)

DJ Screw was the central figure in the Houston rap scene. His innovation included the trademark technique of slowing down the basic tracks of a cut when he remixed it. Robert Earl Davis Jr. as a youth would put a "screw" to albums he didn't approve of and would scratch them up with a "screw", that's how he got his name as "DJ Screw". During the early '90s, he invited some of Houston's most renowned rappers from the southside of the city to flow on his Screw tapes. This eventually led to the formation of the Screwed Up Click. Many have tried to sound like "DJ Screw" but never could perfect his creation and invention, some have even tried to put Screw on their albums to gain fame, using his name, but in reality if DJ Screw didn't do it, then its not a "Screw-Tape".

Lil' Keke

Lil' Keke, from Houston, Texas is an emcee and member of the Screwed Up Click,and former member of the Herchelwood Hardheadz(also S.U.C.), Lil' Keke proved himself to be one of the collective's strongest artists, strongly aligning himself with Z-Ro the city's underground rap don of the south. Not only by appearing on countless "Screwed" DJ mixes but also a seemingly endless number of other albums to come out of the South, he also became one of Houston's most visible rappers, releasing solo albums for Jam Down Entertainment. Lil' Keke has become a well known rapper in Houston and continues to record albums annually. Even with the disapproval of some S.U.C members and fans he is now signed with Swishahouse Records.

Fat Pat (deceased)

Fat Pat was a rapper from Houston, Texas and an original member of DJ Screw's Screwed Up Click. Also known as Mr. Fat Pat and P-A-T, he was most prolific in the mid-1990s alongside his brother Big Hawk and longtime friend Lil' Keke. Fat Pat was signed to Wreckshop Records.

Big Hawk (deceased)

Big Hawk or H.A.W.K was a rapper from Houston, Texas. He joined Screwed Up Click when his brother Fat Pat persuaded him to join, leaving his job at an insurance company. He was respected in the Houston underground rap scene and appeared on numerous mixtapes from artists such as Trae, Paul Wall, Lil' Flip, Z-Ro, E.S.G., Lil' Keke and Big Pokey. After Screw's death in 2000, he was the main person responsible for keeping the S.U.C. together, so much so that his nickname was the Five Star General of the Screwed Up Click. He was shot and killed while waiting outside a friend's house, where he had went to play dominoes. His car was still on when police arrived, giving police reason to believe that robbery was NOT a motive. There is still no suspect in his shooting death.Big Hawk is Known as the best rapper of all time

Crime Stoppers and private donors have offered a $10,000 reward in this case. Anyone with information about Hawkins' murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Big Pokey

Big Pokey, from Houston, Texas and is one of the more accomplished members of the Screwed Up Click. Big Pokey hooked up with DJ Screw in the early '90s and started dropping rhymes on the DJ's many mixtapes. His first full-length album finally appeared in late 1999, "Hardest Pit in the Litter", which was considered one of the better underground hip hop albums to come out of the South that year.

Al-D

Al-D is a southern rapper from Houston, Texas. He joined the southern hip-hop group Screwed Up Click with his brother, the late DJ Screw, who was the founder of the Screwed Up Click. He has done many mixtapes with the Screwed Up Click and other rappers from the south.

South Park Mexican

In 1995, Coy, along with his brother Arthur, Jr., founded his own record label, Dope House Records.[3] He later released his second album, Hustle Town, through his label with distribution in Houston under Southwest Wholesale. In 2000 he signed a joint venture between his label and Universal Music Group which earned him a $500,000 advance and national distribution.[3][4]

Big Moe (deceased)

Big Moe, from Houston, Texas became one of the first to break out of Texas and go national. Unlike most of the Houston rappers, who tended to offer a hardcore style, Moe offered a much more accessible one. He both rapped and sang, and his producers crafted smooth, melodic tracks that bounced along at a leisurely pace. Plus, he precisely balanced the fine line between the underground and mainstream. Moe's songs were often street-themed, with intoxicants being a prime theme; yet they were simultaneously radio-friendly and hook-laden, with his breakthrough single, "Purple Stuff," being a perfect example. Big Moe died of complications from a heart attack on October 14, 2007.

Big Steve (deceased)

Big Steve is a rapper from Houston, Texas. He committed suicide. He is mentioned in the "Drapped Up Remix" with Bun B. Big Steve Mafio is one of the OG SUC members.

Z-Ro

Z-Ro was raised in the Ridgemont 4 Neighborhood in Mo City (Missouri City, Houston), Texas. He has embraced his inclusion in the Screwed Up Click, as an honor and even proclaimed so brashly on one of his album Screwed Up Click. Z-Ro's first solo release, Look What You Did to Me, was described by Murder Dog magazine in 1998 as a "ground-breaking record" and a "masterpiece". Interestingly, that first album regularly sold for over $100 on online auction site eBay, before its recent re-release. 1999 saw the release of the equally lauded Rise by the Guerilla Maab, a group Z-Ro formed with his cousin Trae, and brother Dougie-D. Despite being very popular in Texas and around the U.S., Z-Ro has not "blown up" with the same impact as much of the other members, due to a scuffle with Miami rapper Trick Daddy. Instead of this being a fault it is more a reflection of his "one deep until I die" mentality. His songs are known for reflecting hurt and pain he has gone through in his life which is a major draw for the listeners of his music. The S.U.C. has remained a strong influence in his music and has future collaborations planned.

Lil' O

Lil' O is a southern rapper, born in Lagos, Nigeria to African parents and raised in Southwest Houston, Texas. He is an original member of DJ Screw's Screwed Up Click. He was also known as O or Da Fat Rat Wit Da Cheeze. He dropped his debut album in 2000 "Blood Money" that garnered him major down south hits like the "Playa's Get Choose" and "Rags to Riches", the album sold over 30,000 copies independentlly. Many albums later, his album "Da Fat Rat With The Cheeze" sold in high numbers. He collaborated with Big Hawk on the hit single "Back Back". "Back Back" led him back to a nationwide deal with Atlantic Records, which he later left in 2003.

Mr. 3-2

Mr. 3-2 is a rapper based out of Houston, Texas. While signed to Rap-A-Lot Records he was involved with two groups, The Convicts and Blac Monks, and released one solo album. After leaving Rap-A-Lot, 3-2 released albums on N'yo Face and Street Game Records. He has collaborated on tracks with UGK, Scarface, 8 Ball & MJG, Lil' Keke & Too Short. He has heavily participated in the Screwed and Chopped movement.

Dat Boy Grace

Dat Boy Grace is one of the original members of Screwed Up Click. Grace and his brother LOS developed a long time friendship with DJ Screw and are featured on numerous Screw Tapes, including Killuminati, Still Hoopin, Crumbs To Bricks, Ballin' In The Mall, & Ridin' Dirty. He released From Crumbs To Bricks with Straight Profit Records in 2000.

He also has a series of sought after underground releases called Underground Funk. He is currently incarcerated in Talladega, Alabama for a felony gun charge where he is serving the remainder of his 5 year sentence. He scheduled to be released in the next 12 to 13 months.

While incarcerated, there was an independent release called Rollin & Groovin and the recently released Gray Tape Soldier. Both the aforementioned titles can be purchased at his myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/graceofthesuc or from the Grace Boys page, http://www.myspace.com/graceboyzmusic.

Southside Playaz

Southside Playaz is a Southern hip-hop group created by Screwed Up Click members Fat Pat, Mike D., Clay Doe and Mr. 3-2. Before Fat Pat's death, he was able to create a lot of tracks with Mike D., which are still featured on the new Southside Playaz CDs to this day.

Clay Doe

Gray Tape vet that went on to join South Side Playaz after Fat Pats Death.

Mike D

Original member of the click, 1st put it down with Fat Pat when they did "Superstar".

Botany Boyz

C-Note, Will-Lean, D-Red, Lil 3rd, BG Duke, Gator (RIP)

LOS

Brother of Dat Boy Grace, did many flows on the legendary Gray Tapes.

Enjoli

The lone female affiliated with the click, she has appeared on more than 10 legendary tapes. Actually there is another female SUC member and her name is Sharo, not to many people know of her, only true screw heads.

Trae

Cousin of Z-Ro. Also member of ABN, and Rap-A-Lot. Known for the songs "Swang", with H.A.W.K., & "Who's Da Man". Very respected in the city of Houston. Has his own holiday called "Trae Day".

Later Members

Lil' Flip

Lil' Flip is known for his unique freestyling style and for becoming one of the first Houston rap artists to become mainstream and nationally known,especially with the hit "Game Over" which hit number one in the country in 2004. He was discovered by DJ Screw and was quickly influenced to rap at freestyle battles in order to gain respect in his Cloverland neighborhood, he was given the title of "Freestyle King" by the late DJ Screw. Flip was last addition to the S.U.C. before DJ Screw died. Lil' Flip is also closely associated with fellow members, the Botany Boyz (C-Note, D-Red & Will-Lean) because they are the Clover G's.

Big Mello (deceased)

Big Mello gained a name on the Houston Rap in 1992 with the album "Bone Hard Zaggin" on the Rap-A-Lot Records label. Those who encountered Big Mello's deep Texas sound compared him to favorably to Scarface or Z-Ro, but Rap-A-Lot never found the right way to package Mello and soon he was on to other labels.

Yungstar

Yungstar grew up on the west side of Houston, Texas and began rapping at age ten. In the early 1990s, he began working with DenDen, CEO of Straight Profit Records. He first gained attention freestyling over tapes made by DJ Screw and emerged nationally with a guest appearance on Lil' Troy's "Wanna Be a Baller''.

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