Rapper and Screwed Up Click member Big Hawk was shot and killed last night (May 1st 2006) in Houston, Texas. Big Hawk, born John Hawkins, was struck multiple times around 10:30 pm in front of an associate’s house. Sources said Hawkins’ car was still running when he was shot and according to police, no one witnessed the shooting.

Big Hawk became popular as a member of the late DJ Screw’s pioneering group, Screwed Up Click. Big Hawk’s younger brother, Fat Pat was murdered in 1998. Big Hawk recorded with such rappers as Lil’ Flip, Lil’ KeKe, Big Moe and was featured on Lil’ Troy’s hit single, “Wanna Be A Baller.” In 2000 he released Under Hawk’s Wings, on Dead End Records. Big Hawk leaves behind a wife and two children.

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