5th Ward Boyz
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5th Ward Boyz
5th Ward Boyz
Origin Houston, Texas, U.S..
Genres Hip hop

Priority, Virgin Records

Virgin Records, Rap-A-Lot, Underground
Members Andre "007" Barnes
Eric "E-Rock" Taylor
Richard "Lo Life" Nash

5th Ward Boyz is an American southern hip hop trio, based out of Houston, Texas.[1] 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.[2]

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. [2]

The group was signed to Rap-a-Lot Records in 1993, 7 years after the label started.


Studio albums

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1993 Ghetto Dope 176 19
1994 Gangsta Funk
  • Released: February 22, 1994
  • Label: Rap-a-Lot / Virgin
105 13
1995 Rated G
  • Released: November 28, 1995
  • Label: Rap-a-Lot / Virgin
189 35
1997 Usual Suspects
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: Rap-a-Lot / Virgin
180 26
1999 Keep It Poppin'
  • Released: August 31, 1999
  • Label: Rap-a-Lot
125 26
2001 Recognize the Mob
  • Released: October 31, 2001
  • Label: Underground Records
2003 Word Is Bond
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Underground Records

Compilation albums

  • Greatest Hits (2004)


  • "Thanks for Blessing" (1991)
  • "Ghetto Curse Words" (1992)
  • "Same Ol'" (1994)
  • "Gangsta Funk" (1994)
  • "Situations" (1995)
  • "One Night Stand" (1995)
  • "P.W.A" (1999)


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