"...Instead he'll speak about the prospects of his fellow street soldiers Jayton and Dinky being released from prison as soon as possible. Another of Trae's incarcerated cohorts, Z-Ro, has been the subject of rumors pointing to a conflict between Rap-a-Lot loyalists...."
"..."Everybody in Austin buys Houston rappers," he says. Thus, Bayou City artists like Lil' Flip, Z-Ro, Guerilla MAAB, and Big Moe are almost as popular in Austin as in their hometown..."
"...Z-Ro 1:10am, Roosevelt Room After a brief stint in the clink for allegedly beating up a home invader, Houston hustler Z-Ro returns to the circuit. February's Melting the Crown, with a guest spot from the big don Rick Ross himself, settles old beefs..."
"...Today’s list of showcasing artists includes late blooming soul vocalist Charles Bradley, TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe, homegrown heroes Spoon, and Texas troubadours Steve Earle, and Robert Earl Keen – at least one of whom was vetted by the SXSW grid in this week’s Chronicle. It also draws heavily from hip-hop circles, tapping Minnesota MC Atmosphere, Wu-Tang chef Raekwon, H-town king of the ghetto Z-Ro, Maybach Music all-star Wale, Nineties rappers Kurupt and Mannie Fresh, Odd Future-ist Earl Sweatshirt, Chicago spitter Vic Mensa, Midwest gangsta Freddie Gibbs, and neon icon Riff Raff...."
"...In the days that followed, upcoming Infest bookings were canceled or relocated, including D.O.A.'s farewell tour, which deferred to Red 7 last Saturday, and tonight's performance by Houston rap hero Z-Ro, now at Republic Live. While Waka promoter Trainwreq suggested Infest "got ousted by the old guard, which wants their building back to call it Antone's again," one of Antone's new owners, Tayloe Emery, told "Playback" he categorically denies having anything to do with Infest being locked out...."
"...Today adds to the Risemans’ issues at the venue since taking over the space once occupied by Antone’s last April. The club came under ire in July for hosting a truly disorganized Z-Ro concert, and a number of Austin’s punk and hardcore community have complained of the venue stiffing them on payments..."
"...Nevertheless, SXSW's urban music representation reaches a breathless crescendo this year, stocked with classics (Snoop Dogg, Nas, Wyclef Jean), hit-makers (Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Big Sean), critical favs (Run the Jewels, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T.), and Texas titans (Z-Ro, Trae tha Truth)..."
"...2015 stands as no exception: Run the Jewels, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$$, Rae Sremmurd, Trae the Truth, Black Milk, Mannie Fresh, Madlib, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Wale, Earl Sweatshirt, Prince Paul, E-40, Z-Ro. Too many to list..."
"...› SXSW revealed its third wave of performers for the 2013 music conference. Vampire Weekend, Eagles of Death Metal, Local Natives, Jovanotti, and Z-Ro are included in the list of almost 500 newly announced acts..."
"...If hip-hop is a man's world, nobody told Staci Russell. The 21-year-old singer is the leading lady of Austin's burgeoning female MC scene, proving her mettle by going toe-to-toe with some of Texas' biggest rappers, including Z-Ro and Gerald G..."
"...AC: Flip's verse on your single "Turn It Up" along with his verse on Z-Ro's "From the South" mark something of a comeback for him. People are finally getting over hating on him for being too simple...."
"...Riding blurred waves of ho's and hurt like an escapist champ, Bun B designates himself as just the driver to steer the course and ensure that "what happened in New Orleans should never happen again." Evacuating his block from the death-grip of DJ Screw mind mazes, Bun enlists national figureheads including Jay-Z, Lil Jon, and Ludacris to infuse his solo debut, Trill, with wavering vigor. As Z-Ro and Young Jeezy gargle a chorus too potent to swallow on "Get Throwed," Lil' Keke glides through Salih's carnival of mirrors "draped up and dripped up, know what I'm talking 'bout." Waxing and waning through mothership UGK's trying history as a group, Bun's never-ending verse paints "The Story" with grueling tones of paranoia and misfortune..."
"...His latest effort, Whut It Dew 2, is hosted by Texas hip-hop legend Bun B of UGK and features a litany of exclusives from a Texas rap scene so absolutely scorching that reporters from MTV and The New York Times have been leaning far, far back in a southwestern direction to absorb the heat. Drawing from a pool of artists that includes Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, and Austin favorite Bavu Blakes, Ric's forte is mixing seemingly divergent individuals into a cohesive team working toward a common goal..."
"...The summer institution's scattered 11-year history has been, at times, extraordinary, challenging, and – above all – nomadic. Around the turn of the millennium the event was drawing thousands to the Rosewood Park area on the backs of marquee acts, including Juvenile, Z-Ro, Mike Jones, and MC Ren, alongside local talent..."
"...Cloud Rap Radio & T.E.A.C.H. Fest Present Key to the Street LGBT MC Mama Dukes takes the stage with Z-Ro and TK-N-CA$H and Dice Soho for an unofficial showcase to rock socks..."
"...Begun as a grassroots way to keep young black men, like his younger brother, off H-Town’s rougher thoroughfares, Prince grew the label into an empire. Initially making waves with flagship act Geto Boys, featuring Scarface and Bushwick Bill, Rap-A-Lot went on to house needle-moving acts such as Devin the Dude, Z-Ro, Chicago’s Do or Die, Trae, and the late, great Pimp C..."
"...Trae tha Truth12:30am, Palm Door on Sixth Hardcore fans depend on Houston's Frazier Thompson for his thugged-out, old-school narratives. A member of both the Guerilla Maab and the Screwed Up Click collectives, the MC first gained exposure on local solo releases, while also contributing to Z-Ro's Look What You Did to Me as well as Chamillionaire's Mixtape Messiah series..."
"...Hometown rockers Spoon, indie faves TV on the Radio, heartfelt soulman Charles Bradley, and masked performance artists the Residents are rewriting our must-see lists. Additionally, a gang of rap notables including Atmosphere, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Z-Ro, Wale, Earl Sweatshirt, Freddie Gibbs, and Riff Raff continue to elevate the Fest's hip-hop profile...."
"...“I Hate You, Bitch,” Z-Ro..."