University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator University of Houston. Libraries. Special Collections Department. Houston Hip Hop Collections
Collection Title Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection
Dates 1995-2012
Identification 06/2010-009
Physical Description 6.00 linear feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical 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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Ephemera
Posters
Topical Term:
Hip-hop -- Texas -- Houston
Rap (Music) -- Texas -- Houston
Rap musicians -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

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


Detailed List of Contents

Promotional Material

Scope and Contents
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.
Posters approximately 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.
Posters for Artists and Labels
OVS_Box Folder
1 1 20-2-Life
2 Ace Deuce
3-4 Agony Life
5 Backwoodz Records
6 Beatbox Records
7 Botany Boys (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
8 Bun B
9 Chingo Bling
10 Da Underdawgs (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
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)
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)
13-15 DJ Screw
16 G-Rapp the General
17 Grit Boy Gang
18 HAWK
19 Herschelwood Hardheadz (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
20 J-Dawg
21 KB Da Kidnappa
22 K-Rino
23 Lil C
24 Lil’ Flip (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
25 Lil’ O
26 Macc Grace
27-28 Mike Jones
29 OG Avery, Big Pokey, and Lil C
OVS_Box Folder
2 1 Paul Wall
2 Paul Wall for Algierz Gear
3 Peter Role (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
4 Pharoah
5 Playa’s Dynasty
6 Point Blank
7 PSK-13
8 S.L.A.B. and Point Blank
9 Scarface
10 Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.)
11 Screwed Up Records and Tapes
12 Showtyme
13 South Park Mexican
14 South Park Psycho
15-16 Street Military
17 T-Pop
18 Trae tha Truth
19 Underground Kingz (UGK)
20 Wee Dogg (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
21 Woss Ness
22 X-Mann
23 Yung Redd and Lil Ron
24 Yungstar (Poster originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
25 Z-Ro, Lil C, and J-Dawg
General Media Posters
OVS_Box Folder
2 26 Boyz N Blue: The DVD
27 Pimp Mob Records: All in the Family
28 Pitch Control TV
29 Texan Wire Wheels
Drawer OVS_Folder
F.3 3 Savini Styling Group
Poster Flats approximately 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 Folder
2 31 Big Mello, Wegonefunkwichamind
31 DJ Screw, The Legend
31 Ganxsta N.I.P., Psych’ Swag “Da Horror Movie”
31 Tupac Shakur “2Pac” (Poster flat originally hung on the wall of the original Screwed Up Records and Tapes store at 7717 Cullen Boulevard)
Flyers 2000, undated
Box Folder
1 1 DJ Screw flyers undated
1 HAWK Under HAWK’s Wings flyer 2000
1 K-Rino flyers undated
Event Cards 2010-2013
Box Folder
1 2 Dub Car Show May 30, 2010
Box Folder
2 1 Screwed Up Records and Tapes May 19, 2010
2 SoSouth May 26, 2010
3-4 Dub Car Show May 30, 2010
5 Johnny Dang, Galleria June 20, 2010
6 Screwed Up Records and Tapes July 28, 2010
7 Screwed Up Records and Tapes September 9, 2010
8 Screwed Up Records and Tapes October 29, 2010
9 Bigtyme Recordz, King’s Flea Market October 29, 2010
10 Unsorted 2010
11 K-Rino and Justice Allah Album Release Party, Jet Lounge January 22, 2011
12 Screwed Up Records and Tapes April 15, 2011
13 Paul Wall, Dub Car Show May 22, 2011
14 Dub Car Show May 22, 2011
15 Screwed Up Records and Tapes July 31, 2011
16 K-Rino Concert, Numbers Night Club August 6, 2011
17 K-Rino Album Release August 6, 2011
18 Unsorted 2011
19 Hip Hop the Vote, University of Houston November 2, 2012
20 Unsorted [2010-2013]
21 Bigtyme Recordz, King’s Flea Market July 1, 2013
22 Beatbox Records undated
23 SoSouth undated
24 [SoSouth?] undated
25 Screwed Up Records and Tapes Business Cards undated
26 Unidentified Donors [2010-2013]
27 Houston SLAB Parade and Family Festival October 20, 2013
28 Screwed Up Records and Tapes April 5, 2014
Promotional Cards undated
Box Folder
2 21 Cards donated by Beatbox Records undated
22 Cards donated by SoSouth undated
23 Screwed Up Records and Tapes original store business cards undated
Promotional Kits 1998, 2002
Box Folder
1 3 Scarface press kit from Def Jam South for “The Fix” 2002
3 Geto Boys press kit for “Da Good da Bad & da Ugly" 1998
Assorted Memorabilia undated
OVS_Box Item
3 1 Dat Boi T, Screwed Up Essay t-shirt
2 K-Rino, South Park Coalition t-shirt
3 El Franco Lee II, Riding Dirty and R.I.P. to various artists t-shirt
4 Screwed Up Records and Tapes, Screwed Up Click towel
5 Paul Wall The People’s Champ bobblehead
Box Folder
1 4 DJ Screw koozie
4 Screwed Up Records and Tapes sticker
4 Street Military stickers and buttons
Room Item
261 1 Four Anti-Energy drinks, marketed to imitate purple drank, or syrup



Photographs

Box Folder
1 5 20-2-Life promotional photograph undated
5 K-Rino promotional photograph undated
5 Point Blank promotional photograph undated
5 South Park Mexican promotional photographs undated
5 Underground Kingz (UGK) promotional photograph undated
UGK promotional photograph
5 Wreckless Klan promotional photograph undated
OVS_Box Folder
2 32-33 Screwed Up Records and Tapes
34 Turntables



Publications

Box Folder
1 6 K-Rino publication 1994
6 Assorted Houston hip hop magazines undated
6 “Informant” catalog for Southwest Wholesale 1996
OVS_Box Folder
2 35 K-Rino publication 2008
35 Trae the Truth Houston Press feature 2010
35 Assorted newspaper clippings 2007, undated



Personal Material

Box Folder
1 7 Kenneth D. Moore “Big Moe” obituary (memorial service program) October 14, 2007
Obituary (memorial service program) for Big Moe