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Zion I

dance and hip-hop     149 listeners
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biography
With four albums under their belt, Zion I’s history in the hip-hop scene is a long and colorful one. Most recently, Heroes in the City of Dope (2006) a release they recorded with Living Legends member, The Grouch, was hailed by the press including The Source, 944, Scratch, Vapors, among others. This summer the track “Hit Em” from Heroes in the City of Dope, was featured on EA’s Madden NFL 08 video game sound track, one of the biggest selling video games in history.

Of course, making beautiful, provocative music is nothing new for the Oakland-based Baba Zumbi (also known as MC Zion) and Amplive, who exploded onto the national hip-hop scene in 2000 with their debut LP Mind Over Matter. The record melded hip-hop with drum & bass and jazz elements and is now viewed by many as an indie classic. In 2003, the group dropped their much anticipated follow-up, Deep Water Slang, which garnered both Source and VIBE award nominations for ‘Best Independent Album of the Year,” and pushed the group on tours and live appearances with the likes of Kool Keith, Lyrics Born, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Mos Def and The Roots. Zion I was a mainstay on ... (+) expand
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tdubbs (level 11) wrote:
When you coming up to Seattle again!?
7 years ago
Crasstopher (level 13) wrote:
been a fan for years... didnt know you were on the61... I think the old stuff would do really good... mind over matter album

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7 years ago
klazo (level 10) wrote:
Please put up some more stuff, so fuckin dope.
7 years ago
newtonian (level 12) wrote:
WHUT WAT.
7 years ago
questionmark (level 17) wrote:
Add Bird's Eye View, Finger Paint, Digital Dirt, or Borderline and you guys will blow up on The Sixty One. I buy almost everything you guys put out, and I'd love to see more dudes reppin the conscious hip-hop scene on The Sixty One.
8 years ago
Ryno (level 15) wrote:
please stick some more of your tunes on here so people can hear how good you guys are :)
8 years ago
mathmanmrt (level 42) wrote:
on the song "the bay" is that bass line from the old tuxedo moon song "seeding the clouds?"
8 years ago
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