Ten years before Kanye got into being a rapper who sings sad songs, Z-Ro was doing it down in Houston over the course of 12 ridiculously soulful and sorrowful albums. His latest one, Crack came out late last year but a lot of people didn't even notice or didn't bother to tell other people to notice, ourselves included. But we're doing it now! Maybe we waited because it's just not good for your mental health to listen to Z-Ro in the cold depths of New York winter, but it's starting to get a little warm now and we are pulling Crack out of mothballs. "Top Notch," featuring a Pimp C sample organ-grinded by Mr. Lee, and "Tired" with a Mya duet on the hook, both recently got videos (above and after the jump), which is what reminded us to wake up. Do the same and purchase the album from Rap-A-Lot.
March 13, 2009