Zion I Songs, Videos, & Albums

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Zion I ft. Collie Buddz - Sex Wax Artwork
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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Zion I - ShadowBoxing Cover
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 about 2 years ago
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Zion I ft. The Grouch & Eligh - We Don’t Artwork
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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Zion I x Minnesota - Float Artwork
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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Z&G&E (Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh) ft. Evidence - Amp Live for President Artwork
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 2 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 3 years ago
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Zion I & The Grouch ft. Silk E - Rockit Man Artwork
Featuring: Zion I | The Grouch
Released last fall, Zion I‘s acclaimed seventh full-length saw the Oakand duo exploring “...esoteric and unseen levels of existence” (to quote their In the Mix interview). Evidently, the cosmic head-trip that was... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Artist: Zion I
In their recent In the Mix interview Bay Area duo Zion I said that their new music would be driven by a looser, rawer energy than some of their past work, and those qualities are instantly evident on Polarity, a stand out... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Zion I Jump “In the Mix” [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

Time waits for no one – on the contrary, politics, technology, media and pop culture move so quickly that anything or anyone who stays in the public consciousness for longer than the proverbial 15 minutes is an exception to... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Zion I ft. Rebelution - Many Stylez Artwork
Artist: Zion I
While DJBooth Freestyle alum and group member Zumbi has appeared on our pages more recently (see Infinite), it’s incredibly been almost two years since we’ve featured a new record from the Bay Area duo Zion I. So what... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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Artist: Lee Bannon
Featuring: U-N-I | Talib Kweli | Zion I | Sha Stimuli
Back in February, Thurzday and Y.O. of U-N-I teamed up with Talib Kweli for Return, a cut that earned reader applause for the emcees’ blazing hot verses as well as Music Man producer Lee Bannon‘s narcoticly hazy... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Artist: Jern Eye
Featuring: Mistah F.A.B | Zion I
As mercenary and image-driven as today’s music industry often seems, the fact remains: even the savviest marketing plan is no substitute for a compelling and unique artistic Vision. Oakland, CA native (and first-time... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Zion I - The Take Over Cover
Artist: Zion I
Album: The Take Over
You know how right before they execute you, you get one last meal? The prison will let you eat anything you want, as much as you want, cause f**k it, you’ll be dead soon. So I was thinking about what I’d have at my last... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Zion I Announce Remix Contest, Prep Exclusive “DJBooth.net Freestyle”

Oakland, CA -- Zumbi and Amplive of Zion I are planning an industry TakeOver, and they want to let listeners in on some of the spoils. Next week, the duo will be launching a "DJ DJ" remix contest; with the help of a... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Zion I Drop “The Search & The Seizure” Mixtape [Free Download]

Oakland, CA -- Zion I, the West Coast duo whose "Juicy Juice" was recently featured in the Booth, have dropped a brand new mixtape entitled The Search & the Seizure. The set, which includes exclusive verses by Mickey Factz,... More
Posted 5 years ago