The hip-hop scene in Houston is growing, and widely celebrated. It all started with The Screwed up Clique and Swisha House. Although most of the credit is given to Screwed up Clique founder DJ Screw, it is important to note that both record labels helped to pioneer the chopped and screwed sound which is so synonymous with Houston rap.  One thing that is unique to the Houston rap scene is that many of the older artists such as Big Moe and Big Pokey were able to not only cultivate careers, but also generate a lot of revenue  by just selling Screwtapes, mixtapes that were hosted by DJ Screw, much in the vein like the way Dante Higgins brought to us with his music.