Back in April of '06 walking Texas rap encyclopedia Matt Sonzala embarked on a cultural exchange program with New York fashion-icon-in-the-making/DJ Roxy Cottontail. Houston hip-hop was having a moment: Mike Jones, Slim Thug, Lil Keke, Devin the Dude and more all burst out of the humid air in the Dirty South with a force that took the world by surprise. Paul Wall had the Internet goin' nuts, and for a time there the whole world was All Candy Coated everything -- 25 Lighters, Wood Grain, Tippin', Sippin'. Sonzala would bring Houston artists to New York, and Cottontail would in turn bring NYC's finest to Houston for night's they cleverly called "Screw York City." Over a span of two years the two brought a host of Texas talent -- Rapid Rick, Devin the Dude, Lil Keke, Chingo Bing, Michael Watts, DJ Chill, Mr. Rogers - to packed clubs on the Lower East Side, nearly 20 shows in all. Tonight, after a five year break, Screwston is back in the city with an impressive lineup of Texas' best.
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