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Z-Ro (born Joseph Wayne McVey on June 6, 1976) is an American rapper known for his "up-from-nothing" rise to fame, flexibility in rhyme and extensive collaboration with other rap artists and musicians. Z-Ro's popularity has increased rapidly recently, as has been featured on Bun B's single "Get Throwed" with Pimp C Jay-Z, and Young Jeezy.

Z-Ro was born in Missouri City, Texas and was raised in the "Ridgemont 4" neighborhood on the Southside of Houston -- an area notorious for being rife with both gang violence and drug dealing. Z-Ro became involved in such activities at an early age after his mother's death due to complications from cancer.

It was through hip-hop that Z-Ro found a channel for his experiences in the hood. By this time he had moved to Missouri City (an area in Houston known to locals as 'Mo City'), and befriended a local rap group, Street Military, who were signed to EMI. Now a member of Street Military's Killa Klan collective, Z-Ro found himself inducted into DJ Screw's infamous Screwed Up Click in 1997. However, Screw wasn't the only one to pick up on Z-Ro's talent, and what followed over the next five years were a string of independent albums, which were considered by fans and critics around the world to be Down South classics.

Z-Ro's first solo release, Look What You Did to Me, was described by Murder Dog magazine in 1998 as a "ground-breaking record" and a "masterpiece". Z-ro has been compared to 2PAC. 1999 saw the release of the equally lauded Rise by the Guerilla Maab, a group Z-Ro formed with his cousin Trae, and brother Dougie-D. In 2000 Z-Ro vs. the World, Ro's first album to crack the Billboard charts, was released, followed by King of the Ghetto in 2001. With the release of three solo albums in 2002 - Screwed Up Click Representa, Z-Ro and Life - and a new Guerilla Maab album, Resurrected, Z-Ro became very well known in Texas as well as around the Southern United States.

In 2004, Z-Ro Tolerance was released by a record company that Z-Ro was no longer affiliated with, but had the rights to publish what material of his they had, and pieced together an album. Less than a month later Z-Ro's first wide release album, The Life of Joseph W. McVey was released on Rap-A-Lot records. Although the album cracked the Top 200 on the Billboard Charts, it failed to meet sales expectations. Unfortunately, that was the least of Z-Ro's problems, as the first of many arrests to follow occurred. He was subsequently released during the summer of 2004.

Asylum records, an independent subsidiary of Warner Bros. Records, struck up a deal with Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records after seeing major success from fellow Houston-ite rappers Mike Jones and Paul Wall, and Z-Ro's Let the Truth Be Told was released in early 2005. Once again, the release failed to meet sales expectations, but Z-Ro's national appeal was growing as it debuted at #69. Since, Z-Ro has been arrested multiple times, and his newest album, I'm Still Livin' was released on November 21. He was also featured on Bun B's single "Get Throwed" with Pimp C, Jay-Z, and Young Jeezy, and also made an appearance in the music video.

Z-Ro is currently incarcerated In The Byrd unit in Huntsville, Texas, for possession of a controlled substance, and will be released in Mid-2007.

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Unread post by Young Deuce » February 5th, 2007, 6:40 pm

my texas ho keep talkin bout his ass.....

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Unread post by Oaktown_G » February 6th, 2007, 3:53 pm

Z-ro is one of the realest niggas out the south.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9JGy4JAZ8

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Unread post by punamusta » February 6th, 2007, 4:16 pm

Oaktown_G wrote:Z-ro is one of the realest niggas out the south.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9JGy4JAZ8
True. Not as good as K-Rino, Klondike Kat or Point Blank in my opinion, but Z-Ro is still hard as f*ck.

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Unread post by Sentenza » February 6th, 2007, 4:18 pm

Never heard of them....Good one!!

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Unread post by silkloc » February 6th, 2007, 4:46 pm

z-ro the realest nigga from texas and can't be fucced with

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Unread post by northsidehtown » February 8th, 2007, 11:42 am

zro go hard i stayed on the south in his hood for a lil bit.he orginaly from south park though ,moved to the 4 he a 52 hoova nigga etc etc. but besides that check him out he go hard and dude made a comment about k-rino yall need to check him out too go to his myspace

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Unread post by Sentenza » February 8th, 2007, 12:43 pm

He can literarily rap his ass off. Thats a gift man.....

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Unread post by punamusta » February 8th, 2007, 2:09 pm

northsidehtown wrote:dude made a comment about k-rino
What did he say about K-Rino?

As hard as Z-Ro is on the mic he really can't touch K-Rino.

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Unread post by silkloc » February 8th, 2007, 9:11 pm

naw that nigga still can't get with ro

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Unread post by silkloc » February 8th, 2007, 9:11 pm

naw that nigga still can't get with z-ro

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Unread post by Sweet74 » February 9th, 2007, 10:00 am

z-ro flow is untouchable, real talk, listen to "from the south"

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Unread post by punamusta » February 9th, 2007, 11:47 am

Damn, I just have to disagree with you guys who says that Z-Ro is better on the mic than K-Rino. Z-Ro is dope, no doubt, but K-Rino is on another level. That man is a living legend. No one got so much variety in their flows than K-Rino.

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Unread post by northsidehtown » February 9th, 2007, 5:09 pm

punamusta wrote:
northsidehtown wrote:dude made a comment about k-rino
What did he say about K-Rino?
i aint tripping on what he said but k rino go hard as fock
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Unread post by Y.g. Kappa Don » February 9th, 2007, 11:57 pm

silkloc wrote:z-ro the realest nigga from texas and can't be fucced with
He hard as fu*k but i aint gon say he the hardest but he next 2 the hardest get that new Z-ro Still Livin that shit B nockin hard. :twisted:

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Unread post by Y.g. Kappa Don » February 9th, 2007, 11:57 pm

silkloc wrote:z-ro the realest nigga from texas and can't be fucced with
He hard as fu*k but i aint gon say he the hardest but he next 2 the hardest get that new Z-ro Still Livin that shit B nockin hard. :twisted:

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Unread post by Y.g. Kappa Don » February 9th, 2007, 11:57 pm

silkloc wrote:z-ro the realest nigga from texas and can't be fucced with
He hard as fu*k but i aint gon say he the hardest but he next 2 the hardest get that new Z-ro Still Livin that sh*t B nockin hard. :twisted:

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Unread post by Y.g. Kappa Don » February 9th, 2007, 11:58 pm

silkloc wrote:z-ro the realest nigga from texas and can't be fucced with
He hard as fu*k but i aint gon say he the hardest but he next 2 the hardest get that new Z-ro Still Livin that sh*t B nockin hard.

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Unread post by Y.g. Kappa Don » February 9th, 2007, 11:58 pm

silkloc wrote:z-ro the realest nigga from texas and can't be fucced with
He hard as fuck but i aint gon say he the hardest but he next 2 the hardest get that new Z-ro Still Livin that sh*t B nockin hard.

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Unread post by LORD K1LLJOY » February 10th, 2007, 9:40 pm

zro is hard hto the 1st time i hear d his music was on the party line lol

if only for one niiiight maintaniiiin ther will be no mo complainiiiin!
its alright!

woo i love that song lol

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Unread post by silkloc » February 12th, 2007, 8:16 pm

like i said z-ro the realest from texas

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Unread post by silkloc » February 12th, 2007, 8:17 pm

like i said z-ro the realest from texas

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Unread post by TomTom » March 22nd, 2007, 5:34 am

Oaktown_G wrote:Z-ro is one of the realest niggas out the south.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9JGy4JAZ8
That's some real shit..Z-ro, and Trae go harder than a muthafucka...How much time did they give Z-ro this time???

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Unread post by Qdawg » April 9th, 2007, 10:08 pm

from the lil bit i heard of this dude his choruses be on point

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