Whenever somebody speaks about Houston’s rap history, it would be irresponsible not to mention the influence of DJ Screw and the “chopped and screwed” sound. To this day, H-Town artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Travis Scott, Don Toliver, and more have embraced the sound in their music.
As more information starts to break regarding the death of George Floyd, a man who had recently moved to Minneapolis and was killed by a police officer, it is being reported that Floyd was actually a member of DJ Screw’s legendary rap group, Screwed Up Click.
A rapper known as Big Floyd, George Floyd was an extended member of the family, which included Big Moe, Lil’ Flip, Big Pokey, and Fat Pat, as well as affiliates Lil’ Troy and UGK. Following the news of Floyd’s death, a Screw freestyle titled “Sittin on Top of the World,” which featured the late 46-year-old, has been making the rounds on social media.
Floyd can be heard on the DJ Screw Chapter 319 two-disc mixtape, which is one of many tapes that DJ Screw released before his passing.
It was also reported that Floyd was a close friend of NBA star Stephen Jackson, referring to the baller as “twin” because of how friendly they were.
Rest in peace, George Floyd. Keep his family in your thoughts.