The music industry is one of the biggest industries in the world of entertainment along with the film industry and even sports. In the USA, the music industry is broken down into a number of very many genres. One of the most popular genres in the American music industry is rap music. Rap music really became popular in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Many aspiring artists have dared to break through the market and share the same success that many other successful artists share. Some have been able to become successful like Z-Ro. Z-Ro or also known as The Mo City Don is an American rapper who has been able to do well for himself.

Well, how well do you know about Z-Ro? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Z-Ro’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Z-Ro to date.

Biography and Early Life

Z-RO was born as Joseph Wayne McVey IV on the 19th of January in 1977. He was born in Houston’s South Park neighborhood. Unfortunately for him, she lost her mother when he was six years old. After this big loss, he moved from home to home in search of stability. Eventually, he settled in the Ridgemont area, a middle-class neighborhood in suburban Missouri City in Southwest Houston.

When Z-RO was in his late teens, he was unemployed, and he eventually resorts to hustling in the streets. In the process of hustling in the streets, Z-RO even started selling drugs. Later in his life, Z-RO admitted that listening to the music of artists like 2Pac, Geto Boys, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Street Military inspired him to work hard for his goal so that he can leave the life of hustling in the streets.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Z-Ro in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Z-Ro’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 19 January 1977. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 203 lbs in Pound and 92 kg in Kilograms.


It has been noted that Z-RO had attended Madison High School and later transferred to Willowridge High School.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

At some point, Z-RO was in a relationship with fellow musical artist, Just Brittany. Once in their relationship, Brittany had sued Z-RO claiming that he had beaten her once in their relationship. Z-RO denied these claims saying that she was doing this to gain popularity so that she could be part of show she wanted to join.

On October 10, 2017, the grand jury dropped the charges but the next day, Harris County district attorney in Texas filed misdemeanour charges against Z-RO on the same incident.

Is Z-Ro Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

Z-RO discovered that he was really good at freestyle rapping. Therefore, because he knew he had the talent in him, he started going from recording studio to recording studio to make a demo. Eventually, after enough searching, he found a local label with a CEO who was willing to sign him.

As mentioned earlier, Z-RO was inspired to work hard after listening to the music of the likes of 2Pac and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Therefore, after working hard day in and day out, he released his critically acclaimed Rap-a-Lot debut titled The Life of Joseph W. McVey. The record was a really huge success and helped to expand Z-RO’s and Bobby Craig’s fan base beyond the South.

In 2005, he released Let the Truth Be Told, which was very well received. His 2006 album, I’m Still Livin’ was released while he was imprisoned for the possession of drugs. The album received a lot of positive reviews. One of the critics that commented on this album was The Village Voice, American news and culture paper. They said it was “a great album… powerful” but “relentlessly bleak”.

In 2010, he released the album, Heroin, which was followed by the album, Meth in 2011 and then Angel Dust in 2012. In 2016, he released Drankin & Drivin and Legendary under his label, One Deep Entertainment.


Z-RO is a very talented individual who is arguably one of the best rappers of his generation. Despite releasing a lot of great music, Z-RO has not yet received any awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Z-Ro in 2021

Z-Ro is a very talented rapper with a lot of potentials. He makes really good music and this is why he has a relatively big audience. After all the music and albums that Z-Ro has released, it is safe to say that Z-Ro has an estimated net worth of $3 Million as of 2021.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • According to the New York Times, Z-Ro was named as one of the most underrated rappers of his generation in 2007.
  • Z-Ro is related to his fellow Houston-based rapper, Trae, who is his cousin.

The American music industry is filled with many artists from the many genres that are present in the country. When it comes to rap music, many people have aspired to burst out and become successful. Although many have not been able to do so, it is good to see that someone like Z-Ro was able to rise through the ranks and gain the success he achieved.


Facts of Joseph Wayne McVey IV

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJoseph Wayne McVey IV
  • birthplaceHouston, USA
  • Date of Birth January 19, 2024
  • Age 0 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 1
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$3 Million
  • professionRapper
  • weightIn Kilograms – 92 Kg, In Pounds – 203 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 188 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
  • hair colorN/A
  • eye colorN/A
  • high schoolWillowridge High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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