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Hip-hop legend DJ Screw’s story to be told in new TV series

The series stars Rosha Washington as Screw

A new biopic about hip-hop innovator DJ Screw it set to be released.

Directed by Isaac “Chill” Yowman, the series focuses on the life and music of legendary DJ Screw, real name Robert Earl Davis Jr., who passed away in 2000. He will be portrayed on screen by actor Rosha Washington. 

The legendary, Texas-born innovator created the Chopped and Screwed DJing technique, and was a central and influential figure in the Houston hip-hop community. Davis Jr. was also the leader of Houston's Screwed Up Click, a collective of artists including Big Hawk, Big Moe, and Lil' Flip.

A release date is yet to be announced, but you can check out the trailer below.

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