*The Houston Chronicle reported that back in the 90s, George Floyd played a role in the rise of Houston’s beloved rap crew, the Screwed Up Click.
Led by late local legend DJ Screw, the Click was known for their signature, slowed down “chopped and screwed” sound, which also featured freestyles from the expansive S.U.C. family, which included Floyd (known as “Big Floyd“), among other more well-known members such as Big Moe, Lil’ Flip, Big Pokey, Fat Pat and affiliates Lil’ Troy and UGK.
In the wake of Floyd’s death at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer Monday, a Screw freestyle featuring Floyd, “Sittin on Top of the World,” has surfaced on Reddit and Twitter, highlighting Big Floyd’s bars over Screw’s slow motion track, as well as the “Tired of Ballin'” freestyle.
Listen to both below, as well as his appearance on the final track “Freestyle – Sugar Hill” of DJ Screw’s Chapter 319 two-disc mixtape — one of the more than 350 mixtapes the famously prolific Screw released before his death from an overdose of codeine in 2000.
Floyd was also briefly a member of the group Presidential Playas, whose sound had the signature screwed and chopped feel; the group released the album Block Party in 2000.