Recording information: King Of The Ghetto Studio; M.A.D. Studios, Houston, TX.
Photographer: Mike Frost .
A member of the Houston-based Screwed Up Click (affiliated with the much-heralded DJ Screw), Z-Ro has released a prodigious stream of recordings since his debut, LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO ME, appeared in 1998. CRACK (2008) adds to the rapper's underground reputation by demonstrating once more his verbal dexterity and command of the mic. Guest appearances by Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike D, and others make CRACK festive, but it's the stripped down, hard-hitting production and Z-Ro's fierce skills that make this a solid release.