Zion I - Best New Songs, Albums, & Features

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2015-04-07-zion-i-culture-freedom-locksmith
Artist: Zion I
Featuring: Locksmith
Update: The Andrew Elsayid-directed visuals for Zion I and Locksmith’s Culture Freedom single have been added. Though the duo of producer Amp Live and emcee Zumbi are no longer joined under one moniker, the group name... More
Posted one month ago
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Artist: Zion I
After nearly 20 years as a duo, AmpLive and Zumbi of veteran Bay Area duo Zion I have announced that they will be prating ways to pursue their solo careers. That's sad news for fans of underground hip-hop, but it has a... More
Posted 3 months ago
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Artist: Zion I
Featuring: Bambu
Often, a tragedy’s silver lining can be found in its power to inspire people from different backgrounds and walks of life to rally together behind a common cause. Unfortunately, not everyone in America is on the same... More
Posted about 6 months ago
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Artist: Zion I
Featuring: Mr. Lif | Sadat X
Song: Get Urs
Libations are always better with friends; perhaps that’s why, for the latest single off their EP by that name, Zion I‘s invited their whole damn posse along for the ride. On Get Urs, AmpLive‘s jazzy,... More
Posted about 8 months ago
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Editor's Pick
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Artist: Zion I
Featuring: Collie Buddz
Song: Sex Wax
Album: ShadowBoxing
You might see the title of the latest visual from Zion I and assume the record is X-rated. What you probably don’t know is that Sex Wax is actually the name of a type of wax that surfers put on their boards. The name makes... More
Posted one year ago
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Artist: Zion I
Album: ShadowBoxing
Bay Area duo Zion I, comprised of MC Zumbi and producer DJ AmpLive, are back with their brand new album, ShadowBoxing. Featuring lead single We Don't and guest appearances by Goapele, The Grouch, Eligh, a special remix from... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Artist: Zion I
Featuring: The Grouch | Eligh
Album: ShadowBoxing
Thought Zion I were gonna hang it up anytime soon? I have no idea where you got that crazy idea but, in any case, you are as wrong as wrong can be—on their latest single (coming on the heels of lead effort Float), the Cali... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
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Artist: Zion I
Song: Float
Although Oakland hip-hop duo Zion I have been absent from our pages since their April release of Drop It On The 1, it’s safe to say that the pair have been putting in major work. On top of preparing for the October... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Artist: The Grouch
Featuring: Zion I | Eligh | Evidence
While out on last month’s How the Grouch Stole Christmas Tour, Zumbi and Amp Live of Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh found time to come together and record new promo single Amp Live for President.  Over the titular... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Featuring: Zion I | The Grouch
With their sophomore collaborative album, rapper-producer duo Zion I and West Coast underground neighbor The Grouch join forces to become Heroes in the Healing of a Nation. Though their blueprint for national unity involves... More
Posted 4 years ago
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