Z-Ro, Slim Thug

Scout Bar presents

Z-Ro

Slim Thug

Boom & the Skywalkers, Cure for Paranoia, K.O. aka Mr. U Can't Handle Me, Str8Money Kdog, Jak Da Rippa

Sat, November 25, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$26.00 - $30.00

This event is 18 and over

Z-Ro
Z-Ro
The MO CITY DON, formerly known as Z-Ro was born Joseph Wayne McVey in Houston's notorious South Park neighborhood on January 19, 1977.At age six his mother died, and he was shuttled from household to household in search of stability, eventually settling in the Ridgemont area of Missouri City, Texas.
When Z-Ro reached his late teens he was unemployed and resorted to drug dealing and hustling on the streets.According to Z-Ro, listening to the music of 2Pac, Geto Boys, Street Military, K-Rino and Klondike Kat inspired him to work harder for his goal of leaving the streets.
In 1998, Z-Ro released his debut album, Look What You Did to Me. Z-Ro is also a member of the original Screwed Up Click, an assortment of rappers from Houston. All of these things helped to escalate Z-Ro's popularity throughout the South.
In 2004, Z-Ro released his critically acclaimed Rap-a-Lot debut titled The Life of Joseph W. McVey. The record was a huge success and helped expand Z-Ro's fan base beyond the South.

In 2005, Z-Ro released Let the Truth Be Told, which was well received. Z-Ro's 2006 album I'm Still Livin' was released while he was imprisoned for drug possession, to positive reviews.It was called "a great album... powerful" but "relentlessly bleak" by The Village Voice and "one of the best rap albums to come out of Houston" by the Houston Chronicle.In 2010 he released his next album titled Heroin. In 2011 album he anounced a new album called Rother Vandross Sings The Blues, an all singing album, the lead single is "These Days" . He now makes Texas History by releasing a short film/Music video for the single I'm Alive (produced by The Cold Chamber).
Slim Thug
Slim Thug
Born in Houston, Texas on September 8, 1980, Slim Thug spent his youth running on the streets of his hometown and never thought of becoming a rapper. "I thought I'd end up like my brothers, in jail or something," he said. His talent was first spotted by a local music producer named Michael Watts and he began his rapping career as a guest star in a mixtape titled "Swisha House 98".

Soon after realizing how much money he could make by distributing his own mixtapes, Slim parted ways with Michael's Swishahouse on good terms and formed his own independent label under the name of Boss Hogg Outlawz. He then released an album titled "Boss Hogg Oulawz" with former friend E.S.G..

Two years later, Slim was back in studio. This time teaming up with rapper Lil' Keke, he worked on another collaborative album "The Big Unit". Refusing to slow down, he cooked up new materials the next year with Boyz n Blue for his third duet effort "Boyz n Blue".

In 2005, Slim decided to make his solo debut studio album with Pharrell Williams serving as his mentor. Jay-Z, T.I., Bun B, Jazze Pha and Pharrell were lined up as featured guests. Meanwhile, The Neptunes lend their hands on the production process of the record.

In 2007, Slim headed back to recording booth, crafting new song for another duet album "Serve & Collect". He also started working on his second solo studio album "Boss of All Bosses". In 2008 while still finishing the recording session for the new solo effort, he made music for his fifth collaborative record "Back by Blockular Demand: Serve & Collect II".

When "Serve & Collect II" was done, Slim focused his attention in getting his sophomore solo album done. He signed Mannie Fresh, Bun B, Scarface and Chamillionaire as collaborators. Meanwhile, Dr. Dre and Kanye West were both tapped to produce the album. "Boss of All Bosses" is released in U.S. on March 24.
Cure for Paranoia
Cure for Paranoia
As ThatKidCam, McCloud released several impressive recordings — some produced by J. Rhodes, and one featuring –topic. His delivery is intense, hyper and unpredictable. Backstage at The Bomb Factory in October, he approached Erykah Badu and free styled a verse for her in front of a very large group of people. Naturally, it was caught on video and tens of thousands of people watched it online. Badu was impressed enough that the two have stayed in touch.

He also found the local hip-hop scene to be cliquish, reminiscent of high school. McCloud was thinking he would rather start his own group than try to fit in with someone else's. For live shows, he started bringing in other performers, most notably vocalist Stanley Francisko, to sing on the hooks, and the Institute production team (JayAnalog and Tomahawk Jonez) to do live DJ sets.
K.O. aka Mr. U Can't Handle Me
K.O. aka Mr. U Can't Handle Me
K.O. aka Mr. U Can’t Handle Me is Louisiana born but Texas raised. He currently resides Galveston County TX. It wasn't until about 6 years ago that he began to write down his ideas and life experiences as lyrics and orchestrate his self expression in the culture he valued so highly. When he had unintentionally finished enough songs to fill up a CD, he decided to give the collection to a couple of people and see what their response would be. The reaction he got was far more enthusiastic than he had ever imagined. Word of mouth soon spread and KO was being requested to perform on stage. With his love of being on stage, it wasn’t long before KO was being asked to not only perform but also to host shows. From Galveston County to Harris County and beyond, KO has more than 300 shows under his belt many which he developed himself. KO continues to improve his skill daily and believes that his love for music will provide the outlet he is looking for.
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/