In the mid-’90s, Dave Weiner of Priority Records offered DJ Screw a major label deal. At the time, Priority was an independent powerhouse thanks to it’s partnership with No Limit and a roster that included the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and even Jay-Z. Although Screw wasn’t known nationally, he was a major player in the Houston rap scene, so he turned down the offer. Years later, Weiner would speak on the deal and Screw by telling MTV News, “It wasn't about the money for him; it was about doing what he wanted to do with his homeboys."
He Once Turned Down A Deal With Priority Records