Rapper Z-Ro recently just recently made a statement about the Houston rap scene. The Mo City Don said that the city hasn’t been in a good place since 2004 as far as lack of unity and togetherness due to “everybody doing their own thing”. The city’s rap scene went through three changes from the early 90s Rap-A-Lot era (Geto Boys, Gangsta Nip, etc.) to the DJ Screw era (The Screwed Up Click, Lil Keke, Big Moe, Lil Flip, Fat Pat) including the U.G.K. era to the Swishahouse era (Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Chamillionaire, DJ Michael Watts, Slim Thug). Here is Z-Ro’s statement on Houston.
“Man, Houston rap ain’t been in a good place since 2004 in my opinion,” Z-Ro said. “Again, I’m gonna say this my opinion, but we’re not together up here. Everybody’s doing their own thing. I ain’t pointing no fingers ’cause I’m the main one doing my own thing, but there ain’t no togetherness in the music. I’ve been saying that for years. Everybody wanna be the man by themselves and there’s no synergy working. I mean, it’s cool everybody can pay they bills, but I mean, our rap scene’s fucked up. It’s not a music city anymore. We’ve got a lot of people doing a lot of good music here, but everyone wanna be the man by themselves. So really, it’s like a bunch of Crips and Bloods. In my opinion, it’s kill or be killed. There ain’t no unity in this muthafucka. It’s fucked up.”
Today in Houston, G.O.O.D. Music/Hustle Gang artist Travis Scott, Doughbeezy, Killa Kyleon and Kirko Bangz that are going to bring the city’s music scene into whole another level.