5th Ward Boyz
A long-standing trio from Houston's notorious Fifth Ward, aka Bloody Nickel. E-Rock, 007, and Lo Life have been crafting some of the tightest southern Gangsta Rap since their 1991 debut Ghetto Dope. Their deep flows relay the intensity of shady streets, with graphic verses depicting everyday hustlin', hair-trigger thugs, and the inner workings of the pimp game. Production is always on point and funky, with thick bass grooves, heavy beats, and intermingling keyboards. Their fifth record, P.W.A. The Album : Keep It Poppin', was released in 1999.