Before we get into my review of and photos from DJ Screwfest I need to remind you that this Thursday July 27th is our HoustonSoReal LIVE Event with BBC 1xtra. DJ Semtex will be in town all week and it is going down. If you have mot RSVP'd yet, you need to do so now. Send your name(s) to BBCHoustonEvent@gmail.com and you will be in.
And to all who have emailed so far, I will be sending out confirmations tonight. Print 'em out and bring 'em to the door!
Anyway, see you Thursday. Below please find over 70 photos from yesterdays First Annual DJ Screw Fest. Believe me when I say it was off the chain. If you can't see it in the photos then you ain't looking. Peace to everyone involved and I hope to see it again next year.
Only complaint is that well, if I knew that Devin and Bun B were not even in town, I am quite sure the promoters did as well. I didn't hear too many shouts of Devin the Dude coming up later, but I sure did hear "THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME UGK IS ON STAGE TOGETHER IN OVER 4 YEARS!" On the radio all the way there, and being hollered from the stage. I know that "no shows" are normal in the rap world, but that bullshit has got to stop.
Anyway, enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the event! (Which inceidentally was Elena's first concert. She can tell all her friends her first real concert was SLIM THUGGA MUTHAFUCKA!)
Elena's first concert
Slim Thugga Muthafucka!
DJ Eva sneaking in the VIP, even though she didn't have to
Ghostwriters ripped shit. Their single "Headed to the Club" is getting major burn on Party 104.9 out here and it shows. Everyone in the extremely hype crowd knew every word.
Super Producer Bruce Takara
It was really something special to see Meshah Henderson-Hawkins and Taj Hawkins out on the scene. R.I.P. Big Hawk the Homey.
MommySoReal and DJEvaSoReal
Eva sees this car so much she thinks it's hers.
Yes, Chingo and Co. really do sell tamales.
Chris Ward, Cooda Bang
Cotorola, Agony Life
Freeze and Crew
Peter Beste, Kyu Boy of Shadow Mob
DJ Princess Cut and Crew!
Liz, Warren G-Z and Alejandra - The G-Z Unit
Beltway 8 fo' Life
Dougie D kept it crunk all day seen here with Showtyme, who also kept it quite crunk ALL DAY!
DJ Chill got a camera. Watch out na!
Showtyme, DJ Chill
Stacy and Nancy
Showtyme with Super Model Tecola
Ankaman's booth at the show. Dude has been on the grind for years and is one of th ebest lyricists in the city. I remember when he was called T-Wreckz and was down with the Psycho Ward circa 1991 and shit. "Kick 'Em in the Head" being his big hit back in the day.
Dread and E-Man
Kottonmouth and Mike Mo of Beltway 8
Serg and friend
Roshell from Hot 93.3 in Austin and friends!
That's Rob Phat on the right. He made the film PAIN. He's seen here with a friend on the left and his artist Astrid, a singer who also acts in the film.
My boy Robert rolled with us out to Pasadena, seen here with Big Jig of the Ghostwriters
Ric Edwards is a full time huslah! Seen here with Nancy Byron. I knew Ric when he managed a tight group called Mad Scientist. he later went on to work with Suave House.
These girls came from New Mexico to sing at the event and got caught in the rain wearing all white.
Rashad Al Amin
Rap-A-Lot - The Next Chapter!
Time to get emotional. Here's Hawk's mother, sisters, children, wife, Grandmother and Coughee Sista Green.
Everyone was giving it up for Hawk. These girls just happened to do it best.
Doin' It Big Records
Byrd on stage while Mike D performs
C-Note and D-Red of the Botany Boyz
Eddie DeVille, Chingo Bling, Showtyme
Chingo on stage with 5th Ward Weebie
Lil O at his booth
Lil O Live
These girls don't look old and I don't think they are English.
South Side Mike Barre
Big Bub, SURT had a tight booth set up. Somehow I missed the Impala though. I always miss things at events with free beer.
List of CD's
And the actual CD's
Nancy Byron and Chris Johnson
My boy Akash!
Black Prophet of Austin's Public Offenders/NGOK, Robert
Crowd was off the chain
But I mean of course they were, The ABN was on stage showing fools how it's done.
It was pretty insane when they cut the music on "Swang" and the entire crowd sang Hawk's verse.
Trae and Mesha Henderson-Hawkins after the show.
Trae and Robert
And my good folks from What it Dew Magazine
All in all it was a great day that faced, but overcame some obstacles and I'ma assume everyone had a great time. I was fucking psyched in the end. What a wonderful, wonderful event. I'm ready for next years event. Though I mean, you really don't HAVE to have it around Screw's birthday, I mean, I'm thinking October would be good. There was a time this day where I thought I was gonna fall out from the heat. Man, for real. I don't generally hang in parking lots on 95 degree days. Wow. But it was worth every ounce of sweat. Thanks for the free beers and the great vibes. If you missed out, I'm sorry for you.