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Friday, March 14, 2008

Z-Ro - I'm Still Livin [2006]

Released: November 7, 2006
Uploaded: March 14, 2008


  1. City Streets
    [You can listen to this song here]
  2. Continue 2 Roll feat. Tanya Herron
  3. T.H.U.G. (True Hero Under God)
  4. One Deep
  5. M16 feat. Trae & P.O.P.
  6. Remember Me feat. Bun B & P.O.P.
  7. Keep On
  8. What's Going On
  9. Let The Truth Be Told feat. Lil' Keke
    [You can listen to this song here]
  10. Man Cry
  11. No More Pain
  12. Still Livin' feat. Trae & Big Hawk
  13. Homie, Love, Friend
  14. Love Ain't Live
  15. Battlefield feat. Tanya Herron
    [You can listen to this song here]
File Size: 130 MB
DOWNLOAD: Megaupload
INFO: Wikipedia

  • Full Album Lyrics
  • All Tracks Are 320kbps
Underground9 Overview:
This is the tenth solo album by Houston rapper Z-Ro and is one of the many albums that I underestimated upon release, left sitting on my music folder for long waiting to be discovered, it did manage to amaze me in time.
You might know Z-Ro thanks to the amazing work he has done in the past, sadly not even his tenth album managed to make his name known but he remains one of the most talented underground rappers out there, I often like comparing him to another southern rapper with very similar flow and voice, Scarface.
One of the things you will most enjoy on this album's songs are the different tones with which Z-Ro delivers the many, clever and complex subjects.
Let me mention some of the songs that impressed me the most.
The album starts with an amazing strings beat on "City Streets", Z-Ro starts rapping about the many struggles the streets hides, a track that very well pictures the dangerous lifestyle, here's a fragment:
"Whether I'm evil or good, in the suburbs or the hood death is coming
Better be like Forest Gump, and just keep on running
Cause he'll be coming, like a thief in the night
Might be in the form of a jacker, trying to get you at the light
Houston Texas is restless, better keep your heat under your seat
'Fore somebody have your brains up under your feet, damn these city streets"
Another high pillar on this record is "Let The Truth Be Told", Z-Ro harmonizes on the slow beat, later unveiling a great flow in his verse, while Lil' Keke can suck a dick.
Another track that captured my attention is the strongly sampled "Battlefield", some might call the track corny or dull, but besides the very enjoyable beat you can't miss Z-Ro's incredible verses, here's a fragment:
"I'm on a mission, to heal my people
Republicans ain't even trying to feel my people, we starving for real
Little babies dying of thirst, plus they starving for meals
The main reason, why these teenagers be robbing they peers
America, look at what it's come to
Sunday morning ain't no youngsters in the church house, we running the streets acting a fool
Need to get some Jesus, in our life
That's the main reason, why we be dealing with so much shife
Straight up kicking it with the devil, and we don't even know it
Crooked cops hate our guts, and everytime they get a chance they gon show it"
There is a lot of incredible material, a lot of things that will make your listen unique, might be the great Mike Dean production, or it might be old popular songs being brought back by Tanya Herron's beautiful hooks, most of all it will be Z-Ro's amazing lyrical and singing skills.

Flow & Lyrics: 9/10
Beats: 8/10

Here you can read a full review on RapReviews.

Download and enjoy.

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