June 27th is the unofficial, statewide holiday in Texas. And no, not because it’s DJ Screw’s birthday (July 20) or the day of his death (November 18). That day belongs to DeMo, because it’s his birthday and we coming through. It’s also the day that 8 SUC (Screwed Up Click) members recorded the legendary, 35-minute freestyle, “June 27th,” over KrissKross’, “Da Streets Ain’t Right,” which also samples Biggie’s “Warning.” The iconic freestyle features the soulful vocals of the late-great Big Moe, Bird, DeMo, Key-C, Yungstar, Big Pokey, Kay-Luv and Haircut Joe and was featured on DJ Screw’s 1996 mixtape, Chapter: 012: June 27th.
A few years ago Houston’s younger talent, Kirko Bangz, LE$, Propain, Marcus Manchild, Delo, and H-Kane paid homage to this day with their own 8-minute,“June 27th Tribute” freestyle. Drake even paid tribute with his slowed-down version of the legendary freestyle off his So Far Gone mixtape on, “November 18th,” which is the day he reportedly got the call from Lil’ Wayne that he was signed to Young Money.
Drake – “November 18th”
Kirko Bangz, LE$, Propain, Marcus Manchild, Delo, and H-Kane – “June 27th Tribute”