5th Ward Juvenilez

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5th Ward Juvenilez
Also known as F.W.C.
Origin Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas, USA
Genres Hip-Hop
Years active 1993–1998
Labels Rap-a-Lot
Associated acts 5th Ward Boyz
Members Daddy Lo
Mr. Slimm
Nickelboy

The 5th Ward Juvenilez was an American rap group from the 5th Ward of Houston, Texas. The group consisted of Daddy Lo, Mr. Slimm and Nickelboy and was signed to Rap-a-Lot Records.

Formed in 1993, the 5th Ward Juvenilez made their debut on 2-Low's 1993 debut album, Funky Lil Brotha on the track entitled "Comin' Up". After guest appearances on the 5th Ward Boyz' Gangsta Funk and the Blac Monks' Secrets of the Hidden Temple in 1994, Rap-a-Lot issued the Juvenilez debut single "G-Groove" in late 1994. The following year saw the release of their debut Deadly Groundz. The album barely made the Billboard 200, making it to the very last spot on the chart, but found better success on the R&B and Heatseekers charts, peaking at 28 and 9 respectively.

In 1998, Nickelboy and Mr. Slimm changed their names to Gotti and Frank Nitti and became known as the F.W.C., or Fifth Ward Circle. They released an album entitled Organized Crime in 1998 before calling it quits for good.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1995 Deadly Groundz 200 28