Belo Zero

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Belo Zero
Birth name Darnell Smith
Also known as Belo
Born (1972-09-20) September 20, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995-present
Labels Rap-A-Lot Records Virgin Records Sony Records
Associated acts Do or Die, Outlawz, Twista, Johnny P

Darnell Smith (born September 20, 1972), also known by his stage name Belo Zero (or simply Belo) is an American Hip Hop recording artist signed to Rap-A-Lot, Virgin, and Sony Records. He is one of the original members of the Chicago-based rap group Do or Die.

In 2006, he released his debut solo album The Truth. The album included the single, "So Exclusive" featuring R&B singer, Johnny P.

In October 2007, Smith pled guilty in a plea bargain to the shooting death of Raymond "B-Dog" Pinkston and was sentenced to 10 years in prison of which he served 5 years. Smith continues to maintain that he shot Pinkston in self defense, however after a 6 year long court battle Smith agreed to the plea bargain.

In 2013, Belo released his second solo album I Plead the 5th.


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