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Status Ain't Hood

Maybe You’ll Miss Z-Ro After He’s Gone

The voice is a lonely foghorn, a miles-deep burned-out baritone moan that seems to radiate the wisdom of hard-earned experience. It's a beautiful voice, melodious…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Welcome To Rap’s Well-Connected Old-Man Era

It used to be a truism: Rap fans are fickle. Rap fans don't take care of their elder statesmen. Rap fans are only after what's…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2017 - 11:55 am

Status Ain't Hood

Schoolboy Q Made A Classic Album

On the Black Hippy remix of "THat Part" -- a remix that isn't on Schoolboy Q's album Blank Face LP, even as a bonus track,…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2016 - 10:40 am

More Z-Ro stories

Z-Ro Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend For Hours

Houston rapper Z-Ro has been arrested for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend Just Brittany for over two hours, TMZ reports. The alleged incident occurred in April,…
Peter Helman | July 26, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Welcome To Rap’s Well-Connected Old-Man Era

It used to be a truism: Rap fans are fickle. Rap fans don't take care of their elder statesmen. Rap fans are only after what's…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2017 - 11:55 am

Premiere

Z-Ro – “I Know” Video

Soulful Houston rapper/singer Z-Ro just dropped his latest album Drankin' And Drivin' last week. The underrated H-Town mainstay did his thing on the album, and…
Collin Robinson | August 18, 2016 - 12:29 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Flatbush Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us

A quick note: I wrote this column yesterday, before Phife Dawg died. At this point, it seems ridiculous to have a column about rap and…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2016 - 11:13 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Rick Ross’ Quiet Comeback

Rick Ross never really seemed hungry; it was part of his appeal. When we met him, he was pushing an overblown comic-book kingpin character, talking…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Scarface – “Do What I Do” (Feat. Nas, Rick Ross, & Z-Ro)

Later this week, Houston rap originator Scarface returns with Deeply Rooted, his first album since 2008. We've posted first single "Steer," but the song on…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Beyoncé – “I Been On Remix” (Feat. Bun B, Scarface, Z-Ro, Lil Keke, Willie D & Slim Thug)

A couple of weeks ago and absolutely out of nowhere, Beyoncé released the absolutely badass and aggressively weird single "Bow Down/I Been On," on which…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m From Texas” Video (Feat. Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Kirko Bangz & Bun B)

Houston rap's moment in the national spotlight started sometime around January 2005 and ended sometime around December 2005, but all those guys are still around,…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2012 - 9:56 am