Sam Russek

Sam Russek is a writer in Houston.
DJ Screw in his home studio in 1995.

A Houston Art Exhibit Redefines ‘Chopped and Screwed’ Music

DJ Screw’s life and work act as a springboard for 15 mixed-media artists, reflecting ideas of identity and agency outside the mainstream.

The late, great DJ Screw, born Robert Earl Davis Jr., sold mixtapes in high school for lunch money. He went on to open his own record store—the legendary Screwed Up Records & Tapes—sell hundreds of thousands of copies of his … Read More