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Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection, 1995-2012View associated digital content.

ID: 06/2010-009

Primary Creator: University of Houston. Libraries. Special Collections Department. Houston Hip Hop Collections

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/19/2012

Subjects: Hip-hop - Texas - Houston, Rap (Music) - Texas - Houston, Rap musicians - Texas - Houston

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Posters

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection was started in 2010 as part of an effort to document the history of Houston Hip Hop. This collection is an artificial collection and incorporates smaller collections donated by DJs, rappers, business owners, and the hip hop community. SoSouth was particularly helpful in starting this collection.

The collection is divided into four series: Promotional Material, Publications, Personal Material, and Photographs. The Promotional Materials contains the bulk of the collection and is further subdivided into eight subseries by format: Posters, Poster Flats, Flyers, Event Cards and Memorabilia, Cards, Promotional Kits, Photographs, and Memorabilia.

Acquisition details:

Materials were donated by a variety of individuals and businesses, including SoSouth, Richard Johnson, K-Rino, Thomas Molinar, Jr., Screwed Up Records and Tapes, Dat Boi T, White Tim, Ace Deuce, El Franco Lee II, Terry Moore, Ariel Santschi, and Lil C.

Note: Information about the donor for specific items may be available upon request. Please contact Houston Hip Hop Collections curator Julie Grob by emailing jgrob@uh.edu for more information.

Biographical Note

Special Collections collects and preserves historically significant materials. Its holdings comprise a rare book collection and ten main archival collecting areas. In some instances, Special Collections gathers materials on a single topic to preserve them and make them available. In these cases, Special Collections is seen as the creator of the artificially constructed collection.

The Houston Hip Hop Collecting Area was launched in 2010. Its associated collections document and preserve the history of Houston hip hop through the papers of rappers and DJs, as well as the records of related businesses.

Subject/Index Terms

Hip-hop - Texas - Houston
Rap (Music) - Texas - Houston
Rap musicians - Texas - Houston

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Materials were donated by a variety of individuals and businesses; see Scope & Contents for details

Preferred Citation: Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Promotional Material],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Publications],
[Series 4: Personal Material],
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Series 1: Promotional Material
The Promotional Material series is further subdivided into subseries by format, including posters, poster flats, flyers, promotional cards picked up at specific area events, other promotional cards, promotional kits, and other assorted memorabilia. Promotional photographs have been moved to a separate Photographs series.
Sub-Series 1: Posters, circa 1995-2011
The Posters subseries is divided into two sub-subseries. The Artists and Labels sub-subseries is indexed by the artist or label; most of the artists and labels poster files contain one to four posters.
Sub-Sub-Series 1: Posters for Artists and Labels
OVS_Box 3
Folder 1: 20-2-Life
Folder 2: Ace Deuce
Folder 3: Agony Life
Folder 4: Agony Life
Folder 5: Backwoodz Records
Folder 6: Beatbox Records
Folder 7: Botany Boys (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 8: Bun B
Folder 9: Chingo Bling
Folder 10: Da Underdawgs (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 11: Dat Boi T (Screwed Up Essay poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 12: DJ Screw (DJ Screw art poster and Diary of the Originator poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 13: DJ Screw
Folder 14: DJ Screw
Folder 15: DJ Screw
Folder 16: G-Rapp the General
Folder 17: Grit Boy Gang
Folder 18: HAWK
Folder 19: Herschelwood Hardheadz (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 20: J-Dawg
Folder 21: KB Da Kidnappa
Folder 22: K-Rino
Folder 23: Lil C
Folder 24: Lil’ Flip (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 25: Lil’ O
Folder 26: Macc Grace
Folder 27: Mike Jones
Folder 28: Mike Jones
Folder 29: OG Avery, Big Pokey, and Lil C
OVS_Box 4
Folder 1: Paul Wall
Folder 2: Paul Wall for Algierz Gear
Folder 3: Peter Role (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 4: Pharoah
Folder 5: Playa’s Dynasty
Folder 6: Point Blank
Folder 7: PSK-13
Folder 8: S.L.A.B. and Point Blank
Folder 9: Scarface
Folder 10: Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.)
Folder 11: Screwed Up Records and Tapes
Folder 12: Showtyme
Folder 13: South Park Mexican
Folder 14: South Park Psycho
Folder 15: Street Military
Folder 16: Street Military
Folder 17: T-Pop
Folder 18: Trae tha Truth
Folder 19: Underground Kingz (UGK)
Folder 20: Wee Dogg (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 21: Woss Ness
Folder 22: X-Mann
Folder 23: Yung Redd and Lil Ron
Folder 24: Yungstar (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Folder 25: Z-Ro, Lil C, and J-Dawg
Sub-Sub-Series 2: General Media Posters
OVS_Box 4
Folder 26: Boyz N Blue: The DVD
Folder 27: Pimp Mob Records: All in the Family
Folder 28: Pitch Control TV
Folder 29: Texan Wire Wheels
Drawer F.3
Folder 3: Savini Styling Group
Sub-Series 2: Poster Flats, circa 1994-2010
Poster flats are promotional items that are the same size and shape as vinyl album sleeves and include an album’s cover artwork.
OVS_Box 4
Folder 30
Item 1: Big Mello, Wegonefunkwichamind
Item 2: DJ Screw, The Legend
Item 3: Ganxsta N.I.P., Psych’ Swag “Da Horror Movie”
Item 4: Tupac Shakur “2Pac” (Poster flat originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Sub-Series 3: Artist Flyers, 2000, undated
Box 1
Folder 1
Item 1: DJ Screw flyers, undated
Item 2: HAWK Under HAWK’s Wings flyer, 2000
Item 3: K-Rino flyers, undated
Sub-Series 4: Event Cards and Flyers, 2010-2013
These cards and flyers have been picked up at various locations and hip hop events around Houston.
Box 1
Folder 2: Dub Car Show, May 30, 2010
Folder 9: Houston Slab Parade, October 20, 2013
Folder 10: Voter Registration Meet and Greet, October 6, 2016
Box 2
Folder 1: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, May 19, 2010
Folder 2: SoSouth, May 26, 2010
Folder 3: Dub Car Show, May 30, 2010
Folder 4: Dub Car Show, May 30, 2010
Folder 5: Johnny Dang, Galleria, June 20, 2010
Folder 6: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, July 28, 2010
Folder 7: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, September 9, 2010
Folder 8: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, October 29, 2010
Folder 9: Bigtyme Recordz, King’s Flea Market, October 29, 2010
Folder 10: Unsorted, 2010
Folder 11: K-Rino and Justice Allah Album Release Party, Jet Lounge, January 22, 2011
Folder 12: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, April 15, 2011
Folder 13: Paul Wall, Dub Car Show, May 22, 2011
Folder 14: Dub Car Show, May 22, 2011
Folder 15: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, July 31, 2011
Folder 16: K-Rino Concert, Numbers Night Club, August 6, 2011
Folder 17: K-Rino Album Release, August 6, 2011
Folder 18: Unsorted, 2011
Folder 19: Hip Hop the Vote, University of Houston, November 2, 2012
Folder 20: Unsorted, [2010-2013]
Folder 21: Bigtyme Recordz, King’s Flea Market, July 1, 2013
Folder 22: Beatbox Records, undated
Folder 23: SoSouth, undated
Folder 24: [SoSouth?], undated
Folder 25: Screwed Up Records and Tapes Business Cards, undated
Folder 26: Unidentified Donors, [2010 – 2013]
Folder 27: Houston SLAB Parade and Family Festival, October 20, 2013
Folder 28: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, April 5, 2014
Folder 29: Voter Registration Meet and Greet, October 6, 2016
Folder 30: Unidentified location, 2016
Sub-Series 5: Promotional Cards, undated
Box 2
Folder 21: Cards donated by Beatbox Records, undated
Folder 22: Cards donated by SoSouth, undated
Folder 23: Screwed Up Records and Tapes original store business cards, undated
Sub-Series 6: Promotional Kits, 1998, 2002
Box 1
Folder 3
Item 1: Scarface press kit from Def Jam South for “The Fix”, 2002
Item 2: Geto Boys press kit for “Da Good da Bad & da Ugly", 1998
Sub-Series 7: Assorted Memorabilia, undated
OVS_Box 5
Item 1: Dat Boi T, Screwed Up Essay t-shirt
Item 2: K-Rino, South Park Coalition t-shirt
Item 3: El Franco Lee II, Riding Dirty and R.I.P. to various artists t-shirt
Item 4: Screwed Up Records and Tapes, Screwed Up Click towel
Item 5: Paul Wall The People’s Champ bobblehead
Box 1
Folder 4
Item 1: DJ Screw koozie
Item 2: Screwed Up Records and Tapes sticker
Item 3: Street Military stickers and buttons
Room 261
Item 1: Four Anti-Energy drinks, marketed to imitate purple drank, or syrup
Series 2: Photographs
Box 1
Folder 5
Item 1: 20-2-Life promotional photograph, undated
Item 2: K-Rino promotional photograph, undated
Item 3: Point Blank promotional photograph, undated
Item 4: South Park Mexican promotional photographs, undated
Item 5: Underground Kingz (UGK) promotional photograph, undatedView associated digital content.
Item 6: Wreckless Klan promotional photograph, undated
OVS_Box 4
Folder 31: Screwed Up Records and Tapes
Folder 32: Screwed Up Records and Tapes
Folder 33: Turntables
Series 3: Publications
Box 1
Folder 6
Item 1: K-Rino publication, 1994
Item 2: Assorted Houston hip hop magazines, undated
Item 3: “Informant” catalog for Southwest Wholesale, 1996
OVS_Box 4
Folder 34
Item 1: K-Rino publication, 2008
Item 2: Trae the Truth Houston Press feature, 2010
Item 3: Assorted newspaper clippings, 2007, undated
Series 4: Personal Material
Box 1
Folder 7: Kenneth D. Moore “Big Moe” obituary (memorial service program), October 14, 2007View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Christopher Juel "Mr. 3-2" Barriere obituary (memorial service program), November 19, 2016

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