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Joseph Wayne McVey IV (born January 19, 1977), better known by his stage names Z-Ro
Z-Ro
and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was named one of America's most underrated rappers by The New York Times.[5]

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Legal case 3 Discography 4 References

Early life and career[edit] Z-Ro
Z-Ro
was born Joseph Wayne McVey IV in Houston's South Park neighborhood on January 19, 1977.[6] Currently he has a net worth of $2 million.[7] At age six his mother died, and he was shuttled from household to household in search of stability, eventually settling in the Ridgemont area, a middle-class suburb in Missouri City in Southwest Houston.[6] When Z-Ro
Z-Ro
reached his late teens he was unemployed and resorted to drug dealing and hustling on the streets.[6] According to Z-Ro, listening to the music of 2Pac, Geto Boys, Street Military, K-Rino and Klondike Kat inspired him to work harder for his goal of leaving the streets.[6] Z-Ro
Z-Ro
discovered his talent of freestyle rapping and after going through a couple of recording studios to make a demo,[6] the CEO of a local label discovered and signed him. Z-Ro
Z-Ro
released his critically acclaimed Rap-a-Lot debut titled The Life of Joseph W. McVey.[6] The record was a huge success and helped expand Z-Ro's fan base beyond the South.[6] In 2005, Z-Ro
Z-Ro
released Let the Truth Be Told, which was well received.[6] Z-Ro's 2006 album I'm Still Livin' was released while he was imprisoned for drug possession, to positive reviews.[8][9] It was called "a great album... powerful" but "relentlessly bleak" by The Village Voice[8] and "one of the best rap albums to come out of Houston" by the Houston
Houston
Chronicle.[10] In 2010 he released the album titled Heroin, which was followed by an album titled Meth in 2011 and then Angel Dust in 2012. Z-Ro
Z-Ro
released his first EP under The Mo City Don titled Tripolar on August 25, 2013 via One Deep Ent.[2] Z-Ro
Z-Ro
then followed up with The Crown in June 2014.[11] In February 2015, Z-Ro
Z-Ro
released his first proper studio album in three years, titled Melting the Crown. In 2016, Z-Ro
Z-Ro
released Drankin & Drivin in August[12] and Legendary in November under his label One Deep Entertainment. Legal case[edit] On July 26, 2017, Z-Ro
Z-Ro
was arrested after his ex-girlfriend, Just Brittany, accused him of beating her three months earlier. Z-Ro
Z-Ro
told the media that Brittany was using this accusation to get more publicity for herself as she is also appearing in a reality show on television.[13] On October 10, a grand jury dropped the felony charges.[14] The next day, the Harris County, Texas, district attorney filed misdemeanor charges against Z-Ro
Z-Ro
on the same alleged incident.[15] Discography[edit] Main article: Z-Ro
Z-Ro
discography

Year Title Chart positions[16]

U.S. U.S. R&B

1998 Look What You Did to Me — —

2000 Z-Ro
Z-Ro
vs. the World — 90

2001 King of da Ghetto — —

2002 Screwed Up Click Representa — 58

2002 Z-Ro — —

2002 Life — 57

2003 Z-Ro
Z-Ro
Tolerance — —

2004 The Life of Joseph W. McVey 170 27

2005 Let the Truth Be Told 69 14

2006 I'm Still Livin' 75 14

2007 King of tha Ghetto: Power 197 32

2008 Crack 48 12

2009 Cocaine 147 19

2010 Heroin 142 29

2011 Meth 90 12

2012 Angel Dust 120 17

2014 The Crown — —

2015 Melting the Crown — 16

2016 Drankin' & Drivin' 99 7

2016 Legendary — 15

2017 No Love Boulevard 135 —

2017 Codeine — —

References[edit]

^ a b " Texas
Texas
Birth Index, 1903-1997". FamilySearch.  ^ a b Amazon.com: Tripolar: The Mo City Don: MP3 Downloads. Amazon. Retrieved 2016-08-01. ^ Z-Ro
Z-Ro
Biography. Rapartists.com (1977-01-19). Retrieved 2011-06-21. ^ Amazon.com. Amazon2. Retrieved 2017-06-21. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa. (2007-05-27) "A Hip-Hop Hurricane and Other Phenomena" The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-06-21. ^ a b c d e f g h " Z-Ro
Z-Ro
Biography". Artist Direct. Retrieved January 12, 2012.  ^ http://celebrityrichness.com/z-ro-net-worth/ ^ a b Breihan, Tom (2006-12-07). "Project Pat and Z-Ro: The Unsung Heroes of Southern Rap". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-09-07.  ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2007-05-27). "A Hip-Hop Hurricane and Other Phenomena". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-07.  ^ Peralita, Eyder (2006-11-06). " Z-Ro
Z-Ro
breaks ground, visits the past on new CD". Houston
Houston
Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-09-07.  ^ Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- The Crown. Amazon. Retrieved 2014-10-12. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22126-gqom-oh-x-crudo-volta-mixtape/ ^ http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/28/rapper-z-ro-arrest-publicity-stunt/ ^ http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/10/rapper-z-ro-no-indictment-felony-assault-charges/ ^ http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/11/rapper-z-ro-misdemeanor-charge-just-brittany-beating/ ^ allmusic ((( Z-Ro
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Discography

Studio albums

Look What You Did to Me Z-Ro
Z-Ro
vs. The World King of da Ghetto Screwed Up Click Representa Z-Ro Life Z-Ro
Z-Ro
Tolerance The Life of Joseph W. McVey Let the Truth Be Told I'm Still Livin' King of tha Ghetto: Power Crack Cocaine Heroin Meth Angel Dust The Crown Melting the Crown Drankin' & Drivin' Legendary ( Z-Ro
Z-Ro
album)

Collaborative albums

Kings of the South The Rain

Featured singles

"City of Syrup" "Draped Up"(Remix) "Get Throwed" "No Help"

Related articles

ABN Screwed Up Click Rap-A-Lot Records

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Screwed Up Click

Groups

ABN Botany Boyz

Members

Big Hawk Big Mello Big Moe Big Pokey C-Note DJ Screw E.S.G. Fat Pat Lil Flip Lil' Keke Lil' O Trae tha Truth Z-Ro

See also

Chopped and screwed Lil' Flip discography Trae tha Truth
Trae tha Truth
discography Z-Ro
Z-Ro
discography

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 90586820 LCCN: no2009099160 MusicBrainz: 36cf5c5e-14fb-42c0-a232-56bd449a81df

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