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Houston Legend Z-Ro Counts His Blessings In “My Money”

It’s a diamond-grilled smile to the naysayers.

July 12, 2016

Z-Ro has been a Houston fixture for 13 years, as a member of DJ Screw's Screw Click and Guerrilla Maab, and is one of the region's most respected rappers. But that doesn't come without some hate, and on "My Money" he wants you to know that it just fuels his hustle. Surrounded by the finer things, Z-Ro name checks people at his record label and in his community as doubters. But he just gloats even bigger, over a triumphant synth-driven beat that sounds like what an NBA 2K video game character must hear in its head upon winning a title.

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Z-Ro discussed the song's origins over email with The FADER. "This song is simply a salute to all those who said I would never get money. To all those who said I would never have fans. The ones who tried to clip my wings but have to watch me fly higher regardless. So it's really a thank you! Motivational."

Watch the clip above, and check out "No Justice No Peace," a song protesting police violence made with frequent collaborator Mike Dean. Z-Ro's new album Drankin' & Drivin' drops July 15.

Houston Legend Z-Ro Counts His Blessings In “My Money”