The very first artists taken to Rap-a-Lot Information following the infamous Geto Young boys, 5th Ward Boyz originally comprised Andre “007” Barnes and Eric “E-Rock” Taylor. The trio originally documented for Dewey Forker’s Underground Information, but moved via a offer between Forker and Rap-a-Lot main James Smith. Both executives helped create the debut 5th Ward Boyz recording, 1991’s Ghetto Dope, that was distributed through Concern. 5th Ward Boyz released Gangsta Funk the next year, after that added third member Richard “Lo-Life” Nash for 1995’s Graded G. Typical Suspects adopted in 1997, and 2 yrs later on the group came back with P.W.A. The Recording: Maintain It Poppin’. A 5th album, Recognize the true, premiered in fall 2000.