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Sunday, September 17th, 2017
6:30 PM
By

Brandon Caldwell

A decade ago, Slim Thug and Z-Ro being good friends, much less partners in rhyme, seemed far-fetched. Yet here they are, nearly three years removed from when “Summertime” captured the hearts and minds of Houston radio enthusiasts, as well as that purported A King and A Boss album. That said, Ro and Slim are institutions, Houston stars who grew from their individual neighborhoods (Slim from the Northside, Ro from Ridgemont) into regional stars. Ro may be retired from recording albums, he says, but he can tour hereafter on his catalog like the Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney. Neither Ro nor Slim has to prove anything to anyone anymore. They’re in that cushioned career spot where all of the jewels have been laid and all they have to do is collect. In a way, Slim’s transition to full-rounded prosperity rapper has made him and Ro the perfect duo for one another. Both will tell you exactly how it is, and both will tell you that at the end of the day, survival is the most important thing.