5th Ward Boyz
|5th Ward Boyz|
|Origin||Houston, Texas, U.S..|
Priority, [[VirginRecords|Virgin]], Rap-A-Lot, Underground
Andre "007" Barnes
Richard "Lo Life" Nash
5th Ward Boyz is an American southern hip hop trio, based out of Houston, Texas. Their name is derived from Houston's Fifth Ward. The group signed to Rap-A-Lot Records following the Geto Boys' popularity on the label.
The group originally consisted of Andre "007" Barnes and Eric "E-Rock" Taylor, with Richard "Lo Life" Nash joining the group following his release from prison for their second album, Gangsta Funk. They have been influenced by Dr. Dre, Funkadelic, N.W.A, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Compton's Most Wanted. 
They came to Rap-a-Lot Records in 1993, 7 years after the label started.
|1999||Keep It Poppin'
|2001||Recognize the Mob
|2003||Word Is Bond
- "Thanks for Blessing" (1991)
- "Ghetto Curse Words" (1992)
- "Same Ol'" (1994)
- "Gangsta Funk" (1994)
- "Situations" (1995)
- "One Night Stand" (1995)
- "P.W.A" (1999)
- "Ghetto Do-Gooders. The 5th Ward Boyz may not be saints, but they're not sinners either.". Houston Press. 25 January 1996. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
- Bush, John. "[http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p38774/biography 5th Ward Boyz > Biography]". Allmusic.
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