No Justice No Peace
Z-Ro and Mike Dean go way back; both have been staples of the Texas hip hop scene since the 1990s. Z-Ro was in NYC yesterday, and stopped by Mike Dean’s studio where the two put together “No Justice No Peace” “while watching today’s events unfold on the news,” according to Mike Dean’s Soundcloud.
Houston staple Z-Ro is prepping a new album, Drankin & Drivin, due out in July. With the album's iTunes pre-order going up, Z-Ro unleahses a leak off the project which will take you back a minute, as he re-appropriates and re-invents 50 Cent's "Many Men." He flips Fif's original "Many Men" hook to "Women Men" -- referring to the type of men who wish death upon him. Meanwhile the production is laden with piano keys, funky organ keys and clapping, maintaining a distinctly Southern vibe. What do you think of the cut?
Z-Ro Feat. Slim Thug
During his interview with HNHH down at SXSW, BeatKing really struggled to name his top 5 Houston strip clubs. ("There's just so many," he explained.) Indeed, Houston hip hop is intimately connected the Houston strip club scene. Look no further than Z-Ro and Slim Thug's new release "Shake Life," an ode to the strip club and all it stands for. When in doubt, go to the strip club and spend all your money on kush, alcohol, and strippers.
Boosie Badazz Feat. Z-Ro
Thug Talk has no shortage of dope tracks, but we had to share this one. Boosie Badazz voices the fears of everyone who has ever seen the inside of a jail cell – everything you lose when you get locked up. He teams up with stalwart Texas emcee Z-Ro, who contributes a verse and also does a masterful job on the chorus.
Swangin In The Rain (Remix)
Paul Wall Feat. Slim Thug, J-Dawg, Lil Keke, Z-Ro & Chamillionaire
Paul Wall's last album, Slab God, was some of the H-Town rapper's best work. Today, a group of Houston's finest have come to show their respects by remixing the Slab God single "Swangin in the Rain." Paul Wall, Slim Thug, J-Dawg, Lil Keke, Z-Ro, and Chamillionaire...all over a beat from Scoop DeVille. It's just past lunchtime, but this necessitates a lil' something muddy.
Slim Thug Feat. Z-Ro & Paul Wall
Need a little Houston real quick? Well here's a new track from Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Paul Wall. The song's title comes as no surprise, but "Drank" isn't simply an ode to the pleasures of sippin', which have been well documented by each of these guys. Instead, the track is a reflection of lean's place within Houston culture, and how it's changed -- much for the worse -- since the days of DJ Screw.
Propain Feat. Z-Ro
Propain continues to prove himself as one of Houston's most promising talents. Yesterday we heard his new collab with Kevin Gates, "Rodeo," which, despite the raw lyricism, happened to be one of his more poppy tracks. Here's another track off his upcoming mixtape, Against All Odds -- "1995," featuring Houston OG Z-Ro.
Do It For Screw
Houston OG Z-Ro has decided to pay tribute to the late, great DJ Screw with a new track, "Do It for Screw," featuring Mike D. Both Z-Ro and Mike D were members of Screw's Screwed Up Click, along with several other H-Town vets, including Big Moe, Fat Pat, and Lil' Keke. Screw's sound as well as the rappers he helped promote provided one of the most vibrant scenes in hip-hop history, and his influence can be heard all over the map today.
Do What I Do
Scarface Feat. Nas, Rick Ross & Z-Ro
After sharing Deeply Rooted lead single "God" a couple weeks ago, Houston legend Scarface returns with another gem in "Do What I Do." Scarface is still a problem on the mic, and he ratchets things up to the next level by bringing in Nas and Rick Ross for a verse a piece and fellow Houston veteran Z-Ro for the chorus.
Hall Of Fame Game
After several label woes, Houston rapper Z-Ro looks to be finally releasing his next album soon called Melting The Crown. Tonight, he decides to come through and drop off the project’s latest leak titled “Hall Of Fame Game”.
Z-Ro Feat. Young Buck
It's been a minute since we last heard from Houston’s own Z-Ro, but tonight he’s back impacting our front page. Calling on Young Buck for a feature, Z-Ro comes through and drops off his newest offering “Empty Cup”.
Houston veteran Z-Ro, AKA the Mo City Don, is back with a new cut. "Walking Hard" was produced by Beanz N Cornbread, and unfortunately we only have the clean version at the moment. Grounded by an old-school beat that combines '90s sounds from L.A. and Houston, "Walking Hard" is great evidence of the struggles that artists like Z-Ro face every day. Even though he's been around for years and is a legend in his own city, Z-Ro's never broken through across the country, and so he's still gotta hustle to stay afloat.
Daz Dillinger Feat. Z-Ro
With his upcoming Weed Money album right around corner (4/22), Daz Dilly has been building some serious momentum for it these past few weeks.
Slim Thug Feat. Z-Ro & Paul Wall
Slim Thug stays busy really freestyle on top of freestyle, his most recent ones include a "Trophies" mix, a "Cut Her Off" freestyle and as well as one for Future's "Move That Dope." Today, for #ThugThursday, he hits us with something original.
Z-Ro, The self-proclaimed Mo City Don from Houston, leaves with us this little loose entitled "Comin' Dyne." He spits his trademark double-time flow with a sing-song inflection over some glowing production, making this a good entry point to Z-Ro initiates. We know he's working on a brand new project, but we don't know anything much more than that. Whether this will be an EP, mixtape, or album is unknown, but we do know that this song will make an appearance.
Ready 2 Die
Berner Feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Z-Ro
Berner connects with Big K.R.I.T. and Z-Ro for another track off "Drugstore Cowboy" titled "Ready 2 Die".
Nipsey Hussle Feat. Z-Ro & Slim Thug
Nipsey Hussle's chances in this game are improving with each new release, and Go Long (Prod. By Ralo) is no exception - quite the opposite, in fact. It's a nice addition to the impressive catalogue Nipsey Hussle has been building over the years. We're definitely anticipating the next move.
Slim Thug Feat. Mo City Don (Z-Ro)
Check out F.T.P., the latest from Slim Thug which features a guest appearance from Mo City Don (Z-Ro) on the assist. The track was released on Thursday, September 12th, 2013. Slim Thug's chances in this game are improving with each new release, and F.T.P. is no exception - quite the opposite, in fact. It's a nice addition to the impressive catalogue Slim Thug has been building over the years. We're definitely anticipating the next move.
Coming Down (Every Town)
Slim Thug Feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Z-Ro
Give Coming Down (Every Town) a spin - it's a new offering from Slim Thug, featuring Big K.R.I.T., Kirko Bangz & Z-Ro. It was dropped on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. Slim Thug's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on Coming Down (Every Town). His ever-expanding catalogue is definitely better for it, and we're looking forward to the next piece of the puzzle - aren't you?
Cup Up Top Down
Kirko Bangz Feat. Z-Ro, Paul Wall & Slim Thug
Give Cup Up Top Down a spin - it's a new offering from Kirko Bangz, featuring Z-Ro, Paul Wall & Slim Thug. It was dropped on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. Kirko Bangz's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on Cup Up Top Down. His ever-expanding catalogue is definitely better for it, and we're looking forward to the next piece of the puzzle - aren't you?