MAY 17, 2022

(University of Texas Press — American Music Series)

Edited by Jessica Hopper. Photographs by Ben Tecumseh Desoto, Peter Beste, James Bland, Deron Neblett, DeMo Sherman, Julie Grob, Michelle Wheeler and DJ Screw.

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Hip-Hop Gods: On Two New Biographies of Major Rap DJs
Craig D. Lindsey (Los Angeles Review of Books — August 10, 2022)

The Man Behind June 27: Journalist Lance Scott Walker Talks About His Biography on the Legendary DJ Screw
Taylor Crumpton (D Magazine — June 27, 2022)

Dallas Celebrates DJ Screw Day By Paying Tribute to the Man Who Shaped Texas Hip-Hop
Desiree Gutierrez (Dallas Observer — June 27, 2022)

June 27 is DJ Screw Day
Rachel Estrada (CW 39 Houston — June 27, 2022)

DJ Screw Honored Across Houston and Dallas for DJ Screw Day
Jay Quan (Rock The Bells — June 27, 2022)

Dallas Versus Houston Hip-Hop
Terrance Porter (Central Track — June 23, 2022)

The 18 Best Books of the Year (So Far)
Israel Daramola (Vulture — June 9, 2022)

Finally, Rappers Are Getting the Biographies They Deserve
Nitish Pahwa (Slate — June 1, 2022)

DJ Screw, in the Mesmerizing Words of Those Who Knew Him
Chris Vognar (Texas Monthly — May 31, 2022)

Music culture is the heart of author's latest book release
Myra Sanchez (KRIS-TV: Corpus Christi — May 31, 2022)

Lance Scott Walker – DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution
Chi Chi Thalken (Scratched Vinyl — May 27, 2022)

Tale of the Tapes | 7 Songs from DJ Screw's Mixtape Catalog
(Southwest Review — May 24, 2022)

Ep. 19 - Author Lance Scott Walker - DJ Screw and Houston Hip Hop
Christopher Graves (It Never Hurts To Ask — May 24, 2022)

How DJ Screw put Houston hip-hop on the map
Santi Elijah Holley (Washington Post — May 23, 2022)

The Breaks: Celebrating DJ Screw w/ Lance Scott Walker (Confucius and Fresh)
Elizabeth McQueen (KUTX Studios — May 23, 2022)

Q&A: Lance Scott Walker tells the untold story of the life of Houston icon DJ Screw
Andrew Dansby (Houston Chronicle — May 23, 2022)

Lance Scott Walker On DJ Screw (Part Two)
Gary Suarez (Cabbages Hip-Hop — May 22, 2022)

Book tour brings author to Endless Horizons
Michael Bauer (Odessa American — May 20, 2022)

Almost 22 years after his death, DJ Screw's contribution to Texas music stands the test of time
Kristen Cabrera (NPR Austin KUT 90.5 — May 19, 2022)

Lance Scott Walker On DJ Screw (Part One)
Gary Suarez (Cabbages Hip-Hop — May 19, 2022)

Memories of DJ Screw's friends shape book on Houston pioneer
Carl Hoover (Waco Tribune-Herald — May 18, 2022)

At the Speeds of Life
Abe Beame (Passion Of The Weiss — May 17, 2022)

A New DJ Screw Biography Attempts to Explain the Man Behind the Screw Tape
Thomas Hobbs (OkayPlayer — May 17, 2022)

The life of DJ Screw, as told by the people who knew him
(Texas Standard — May 17, 2022)

DJ Screw, the godfather of Houston's slowed-down sound, gets the book treatment
Adam Aziz (Andscape — May 17, 2022)

Meet Galveston native, Lance Scott Walker
Angela Wilson (Galveston County Daily News — May 16, 2022)

Celebrating The Humanity Of An Icon
Adam P. Newton (Bearded Gentlemen Music — May 16, 2022)

More than a decade in the making, new DJ Screw book is the true story of the Houston rap icon
Chris O'Connell (MySanAntonio — May 15, 2022)

HOUSTON MATTERS: A new city budget proposal, and a biography of DJ Screw
Michael Hagerty (NPR Houston Public Media — May 11, 2022)

The Best Music Books of 2022 (So Far)
Darryl Robertson (Esquire — May 10, 2022)

Lance Scott Walker Interview
Todd L. Burns (Music Journalism Insider — May 9, 2022)

The Slow Genius of DJ Screw
Lisa Gray (City Cast Houston — May 3, 2022)

An Excerpt from 'DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution,' by Lance Scott Walker
(Passion Of The Weiss — April 27, 2022)

Print Run — DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution
Paul Rekret (The Wire — April 1, 2022)

San Antonio Book Festival returns downtown and in person
Nicholas Frank (San Antonio Report — March 21, 2022)

DJ Screw's Family And Friends Share How They Continue His Legacy
Demicia Inman (Vibe — March 18, 2022)

Bun B, Lil Flip, Z-Ro & more interviewed for "Chopped & Screwed" pioneer DJ Screw biography
Mackenzie Cummings-Grady (HipHopDX — March 3, 2022)

Biography of DJ Screw, Legendary Hip-Hop Producer Who Pioneered the 'Chopped 'n Screwed' Sound, Due in May
Jem Aswad (Variety — March 2, 2022)

Performing Arts — DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution
Lisa Henry (Library Journal — March 1, 2022)

Book Review: DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution
(Kirkus Reviews — February 15, 2022)

How DJ Screw Hatched His Own Houston Rap Scene
(SXSW — February 7, 2022)

Nonfiction Book Review: DJ Screw
(Publishers Weekly — January 26, 2022)

Projects Properly Addressing The Legacy Of DJ Screw
Camilo Hannibal Smith (Houstonia — December 29, 2021)

DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution tells the story of the Houston hip-hop hero through over a hundred voices
Angelo Alix (MusicTech — November 29, 2021)

New Book On Hip-Hop Legend DJ Screw To Be Released Next Year
Martin Guttridge-Hewitt (DJ Mag — November 29, 2021)

New Book Explores Life and Legacy of DJ Screw
Aneesa Ahmed (Mixmag — November 29, 2021)

New book on DJ Screw coming in 2022
Katie Thomas (Resident Advisor — November 27, 2021)

A New Book on DJ Screw Tells His Story With Over 130 Voices
Mankaprr Conteh (Rolling Stone — November 24, 2021) (Yahoo feed)