Saturday, February 07, 2009

Z-Ro - Spiro's - February 7, 2009

From the I'm doing my part to stimulate the economy department... Z-Ro @ Spiro's tonight, Feb 7th! Wes Sanders mixing it up with performances by K-Rino, Point Blank, Kriminals, C.O.D and Pimpin Pen!

More info:

Joseph W. McVey, better known by his stage name Z-Ro, is an American rapper. He has built a reputation as a southern rapper, though this has not developed into widespread popularity outside of the southern United States.[1] The New York Times has called him "one of America's most underrated rappers".[2]

His 2006 album I'm Still Livin' was released while Z-Ro was imprisoned for drug possession, to positive reviews.[1][2] It was called "a great album... powerful" but "relentlessly bleak" by The Village Voice[1] and "one of the best rap albums to come out of Houston" by the Houston Chronicle.[3]

His follow-up album, King Of Tha Ghetto: Power, received mixed reviews however, with one review calling the release "unwieldy" and "scattershot".[2]

Common themes in Z-Ro's music are crime and poverty, often relating to his personal experience. For example, the music video for Hate You was recorded while he was incarcerated in Harris County jail.[3]

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