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Z-Ro's "Mo City Don" Kept Rap-A-Lot's Streak Alive In The 2000s

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Mo City Don

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"Mo City Don" cemented Z-Ro's reputation amongst his Houston peers.


When it comes to Houston's lyrical tradition, Z-Ro's "Mo City Don" freestyle is continuously referenced as a symbol of under-appreciated excellence. Eventually included on 2005's Let the Truth Be Told, after letting the stencil run idle in the streets, "Mo City Don" became the working example of what a rap virtuoso should sound like in the modern sense.

As a consequence, "Mo City Don" became the calling card by which general audiences sort through Rap-A-Lot's musical output in the 2000s, long before Z-Ro forged his partnership with Trae tha Truth, himself an H-Town originator. Their group ABN, shortened from Assholes by Nature, remains a fixture in the minds of Deep-South enthusiast.

In recent years, Z-Ro has opted to go the independent route, issuing material through his own imprint, One Deep Entertainment, yet another example of prolific artists resorting to self-ownership in lieu of leaving the nest. It's "Screwed Up Click 4 Life, don't get it twisted.

Quotable Lyrics:

I'm H-Town to Cali, just like Robert Horry
If I do a murder, flee the murder scene
Well it's a shortage on the drank, I can't find no lean
From Southwest to Southeast, bitch it's about war not bout peace
N---a like me, I'm bout knocking out teeth.

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