Curtis Donnell Davis (August 7, 1968 – June 15, 2002), better known by his stage name Big Mello, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He debuted as Big Mello in 1992 with the album «Bone Hard Zaggin’» on the Rap-A-Lot Records label.
On June 15, 2002 Mello lost control of his vehicle and killed both himself and a passenger in a car accident.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, rapper Curtis Davis debuted as Big Mello in 1992 with the album Bone Hard Zaggin on the Rap-a-Lot label. Wegonefunkwichamind appeared three years later without any of the usual Rap-a-Lot guest stars. Those who encountered Big Mello’s deep Texas sound compared him to favorably to Scarface or rising star Z-Ro, but Rap-a-Lot never found the right way to package Mello and soon he was on to other labels. Southside Story appeared in 1996 on the small N-Terrogation label and failed to spread his name past the most hardcore of Texas hip-hop fans. Mello disappeared until 2002 when it was announced he was working on a new album, Done Deal. Tragedy struck on June 15 of that year, when Mello lost control of his car and hit a pillar, killing both himself and a passenger. Out of nowhere the album The Gift appeared in August that year on the small KMJ label.