Exotic Pop Big Hawk Fruit Punch Soda

Exotic Pop Big Hawk Fruit Punch Soda

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John Edward Hopkins “Big Hawk”, was a founding member of Houston’s
Screwed Up Click and the brother of Patrick “Fat Pat” Hawkins. To many
on the scene, he was a big-brother figure and a respected cornerstone of
the influential rap clique that bore DJ Screw’s name. This big brother vibe
and huge stature coined him the nickname Big Hawk.
Big Hawk, his brother and other Houston legend, Lil Keke formed the
group DEA and Dead End records. After the death of his brother Fat Pat,
Hawk focused on his love for family, friends and Houston’s unique hip-hop
culture as a solo act. He shied away from glamorizing the violent street life
that many rappers glorified. In 2001 his self-titled album reached No. 45
on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart.
In 2006, 8 years after his brother’s death Big Hawk was killed. Since May
2016 Exotic Pop has promoted Big Hawk Day to show support to longtime
girlfriend and widow Meshah Henderson Hawkins and their two sons.
Hawk’s legacy is permanently preserved as part of the University of Houston
Library’s Houston hip-hop collection. A number of personal mementos and
artifacts from his rap career including a handwritten notebook of lyrics,
rhymes, domino scores and other notes. This way, Hawk’s place in the
city’s musical history can’t be forgotten or overlooked by future fans and
historians.
In the summer of 2019 the collaboration was made official and Exotic Pop
was given the honor to commemorate the five star general of the SUC with
his own limited edition Fruit punch soda. A sweet soft drink with a big bold
exotic fruity flavor.