Z-Ro Announces His Last Album
Z-Ro is apparently ready to write the final chapter of his solo career. The Houston legend announced that his next album No Love Boulevard will be his last.
“#noloveboulevard (my last album) will be available in June 2k17,” Z-Ro wrote Tuesday (May 2) on Instagram. “#2thehardway with @miked_ofsuc and #ghettogospel with @beanznkornbread will also be available at a later date. THANK YOU to all my fans! #zro #kingoftheghetto #rothervandross #onedeepentertainment.”
The collaborative albums with Screwed Up Click member Mike D and producers Beanz N Kornbread ensure that No Love Boulevard won't be the last time fans hear from Z-Ro. But if the "I Know" MC lives up to his word, it will mean that his long awaited Rotha Vandross Sings the Blues album will never be released.
Z-Ro has expressed frustration about his music's inability to receive widespread recognition. The sales of his 2016 albums Drankin' & Drinvin' and Legendary could be a factor in his decision to stop releasing albums, something he hinted at in his 2016 interview with XXL.
"I’ve turned in great bodies of work [but] when muthafuckas take it and leave it [on the shelf], I don’t like that shit," Z-Ro said. "So pretty soon I’m finna to stop giving you shit that you’re going to leave right there and nobody going to know about. I’ve done, in my opinion and plenty of others, some masterpieces and them shits don’t get out of Houston."
If Z-Ro is truly calling it quits, he will leave behind an astounding body of work. No Love Boulevard will be his 21st solo album and only a small part of his entire discography. The Mo City Don has also released a multitude of mixtapes, EPs, compilations and collaborative albums over his storied career.
Read Z-Ro's announcement below.
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