As the title states, it’s not often that I listen to rap. Mainly because I simply don’t fit rap’s targeted demographic. I’m white, I’m a business major, and I live in rural Texas. Also it’s because most of the rap I hear is just shitty. 98% of the time, rap doesn’t appeal to me.
So what is in the 2%? Well, one part is rap that isn’t ironic for me to listen to. Not necessarily rap for white kids. Just not gangster shit. Odd Future is a good example of this(I had to include OF in this post, otherwise someone here would suggest them to me because of their recent popularity). Then there’s the rap that is ironic for me to listen to, but I just listen to it anyways because I actually like it. Z-RO is undoubtedly the best example of this. Now I’ll be honest, I really don’t know how popular Z-RO is. He’s from Houston, so he’s obviously a giant there. I just don’t know what his status is in other areas. More importantly, I don’t know if the SYWH audience has even heard of this guy(Z-RO is true H-town thug shit, def. not scene). That is why I bring you Z-RO today.
This is the first song I’ve ever heard from Z-RO. Whenever I’m feeling forever alone, I put on some 1 deep. Yes, this song is all about being alone and independent. It’s powerful stuff from start to finish.
I’ll be honest, I don’t know the meaning behind T.H.U.G. I just find it very relaxing and catchy.
This is Dip and Turn chopped and screwed. I didn’t post the original because it sounds sooo much better chopped. Also, this technically isn’t Z-RO, but he’s in the song, so there…
Of course, Houston rappers are all about dat purple drank. If you’re unaware of what drank is, my friend Grimace is happy to educate you!
By now you should get the gist of what Z-RO is all about. Also, you’re probably wondering why I listen to Z-RO, out of all other rap artists. Truthfully, I think it’s cool because it’s not mainstream and senseless crap like most rap is. Also, I really like his style and his lyrics. They somewhat appeal to me because I’ve been to the areas he raps about, so I can kinda relate to his music. Maybe you think this crap sucks, or maybe you like it. Either way, I hope I at least exposed you to something new.