5th Ward Boyz is a southern hip hop trio, based out of Houston, Texas. 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.
The trio originally recorded for Dewey Forker's Underground Records, but moved through a deal between Forker and Rap-A-Lot chief James Smith. The two executives helped produce the debut 5th Ward Boyz album, 1993's Ghetto Dope, which was distributed through Priority.