Rapper Big Hawk Killed

Big Hawk of the Screwed Up Click was killed late Monday night after being shot multiple times.

While many are still mourning the recent death of rapper Proof from gunfire, Houston is now the setting for another musician to be laid to rest.

Big Hawk of Houston's Screwed Up Click was shot outside a friend's house in South Houston late Monday night, the Houston Chronicle reported. The Screwed Up Click rapper was apparently waiting for his friend to show up when he was gunned down. The S.U.C was made famous by its' founder, the late DJ Screw and is still home to artists like Lil Flip, Z-Ro and Big Pokey. Police have not identified a motive nor possible suspects.

"This is an incident where you've got a victim shot multiple times, possibly by more than one suspect," said Houston Police spokesman John Cannon." They are currently following a witnesses account of a small white compact leaving the scene at or around 10:45PM, the time of the initial gun fire.

John Edward "Big Hawk" Hawkins was 36 and leaves behind his wife, Meshah Henderson Hawkins, and their two young sons. Hawk was well respected by other musicians in the Houston area for his non-violent lifestyle in his music and real life.
Frequent collaborater Paul Wall said of the shooting, "It's got to either be a case of mistaken identity or an attempted robbery by somebody who didn't realize who they were robbing. Hawk was all about positivity and bringing people together."

In 1998 Big Hawk's brother, rapper Fat Pat was shot to death. Since his brothers' shooting Hawk gave up on the violent mentality within hip-hop and frequently reminisced on Screw and his brother Fat Pat's demise. Most recently on the track, "Swang" with Houstons own Trae he said:

"I'm a swang, and a swang, and a swang to the left / Pop my trunk for Fat Pat's death // I would give my last breath if I could bring you back / Bring Screw back // A matter of fact / Bring the whole crew back!"

A trust fund has been set up for his wife and two children and if you would like to donate please use the information below:

FOR THE BENEFIT OF JOHN HAWKINS
-BANK OF AMERICA
-ACCT .. 005864814576

The police investigation into the shooting is on-going and the police are still hoping more witnesses will come forward.

6 Comments

  • Jabaarr Shells

    Rest In Peace John Hawkins, South Side 4 life calling out that Screwdup District

  • ron

    Man hawk was a real g straight up its alot of cats out that dont have the knowlege as big hawk and talented Rip big hawk.

  • Nick Lopez

    R.I.P John E. Hawkins ( big hawk ).... you nd tha other "S.U.C" representors that r now resting in paradise will b missd until my casket drops! you'll made rap a whole different thing...! the musikk you'll made jus makez u wanna chill nd relax! it makez u jus 4get about all tha thingz goin on n yur mind.... i will hold ett down 4 yall until my casket drops....!

  • TEXAS RICK

    R.I.P PIMP C, BIG HAWK, FAT PAT, DJ SCREW, AND BIG MOE FALLEN soldiers BEST RAPPERS ALIVE NO ONE WOULD EVERY BE AS GOD AS YALL AND YOUR FALLERS LIKE PAUL WALL, LIL FLIP, Z-RO, TRAE, SLIM THUG, AND MANY MORE THANK YOU FOR MAKING HOUSTON RAP BIG LIKE THE WAY IT IS NOW....... THANK YOU.

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