From The Sun Moon and Stars EP. Director of Photography: Mike Tafao.
Amp Live and Zumbi deliver their final EP as Zion I. The press release for the EP reads as follows: The Sun Moon and Stars EP is the final link in the EP trinity from Zion I, which started with Masters of Ceremony, and Libations. The project captures the mounting tension of the ongoing clash [cont.]
Earlier this year, Zion I has returned with their Libations EP, the second installment of a three part series the duo is working on. Libations is the follow up album to Master of Ceremonies, the first installment of their free trilogy, which focuses on high energy music where the listener feels invigorated and can be [cont.]
The Masters of Ceremony EP available on iTunes. This video was a collaboration with the “Substance Over Hype” crew out of LA. Filmed at YouTube Studios in Marina Del Rey. Showcases top of the game bboys and poppers as well as some cirque talent (cyr wheel) and martial arts (tricking) to keep it fresh. Concept [cont.]
Combining Latin horns, showtime music, and samples of scratches from ’80s and ’90s rap are things that not even the most diverse artists risk doing, but indie hip-hop fusion duo Zion I make it work in tracks like “Get Yours” from their second of three free EP’s, entitled Libations, which was premiered by URB. Promoting [cont.]
Taken from the forthcoming release Strange Journey Volume Three. Produced by Kno.
The Masters of Ceremony is the first EP in a series created to fortify the cultural aspects of Hip Hop. We took it back to ground zero in creating these songs. The sole purpose of the MC is to energize, invigorate, and guide the listener to a higher state of mind, whether that be reflection, [cont.]
The Vapors is a 5 song EP celebrating 4/20. This collection enlists bangers from AmpLive, as well as newcomers to the Zion I sound MkSmth, Knowitall, and Neon Brown. On the mic are featured Fashawn, D.U.S.T., Nump and Povi Tamu. Zion I is currently working on an LP for Fall 2013, and will be touring [cont.]
Zion I’s new album, Shadowboxing, may have trouble finding it’s place during the busy fourth quarter blitz, but that hasn’t stopped them from giving it there all. Today, they debut their new video from the album, “Human Being”, and also deliver a full stream of the LP, courtesy of DJBooth.
Since the emergence of their highly acclaimed Mind Over Matter LP, Oakland underground standouts Zion I have stood at the forefront of progressive hip hop, foreshadowing the merging of electronic music and hip hop years in advance. Producer Amp-Live’s intricate soundscapes, combined with soulful, intelligent lyrics from MC Zumbi, have earned co-signs from hip hop [cont.]
From the upcoming album, Shadowboxing. Check out tour dates below. 10/4 — Fulton 55 — Fresno, CA 10/5 — The Mezzanine — San Francisco, CA 10/6 — Ace of Spades — Sacramento, CA 10/11 — Senator Theater — Chico, CA 10/13 — The Catalyst — Santa Cruz, CA 10/16 — WOW Hall — Eugene, OR [cont.]
Completed while on the “How The Grouch Stole Christmas” tour, Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh, and Evidence pay Primo a ‘lil nod on this one. Eric B in 2012!
These days, most underground artists do not tour nationwide, let alone, worldwide. With the changing musical landscape, fickle fan bases, and the rising costs of touring, most East Coast clubs seldom see their brethren from the West roll through their towns. Zion I and the members of the Living Legends defy modern touring conventions. Both [cont.]
Eligh & Amp Live’s “Therapy At 3″ album release is quickly approaching. On November 15th, fans will see the worldwide release of the album which pairs two legendary West Coast crews, The Living Legends and Zion-I to come together with their respective members, Eligh of Living Legends and Amp Live of Zion-I. Today, enjoy the [cont.]
Directed by: Pete Lee | Filmed by: Mike Sato for http://satostudio.com. From the album Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation, available now.
Zion I and The Grouch will unite with Blu for the Healing Of The Nation tour, along with The Shotgun Wedding Quartet, spreading over 27 dates. Blu will appear on all west coast dates.
Zion I and The Grouch will join forces for a second time with the March 22 release of Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation. A follow-up to Heroes In The City of Dope, the album will focus on issues facing the entire country, rather than just their own backyard, produced entirely by Amp Live [cont.]
Official release of “Always” from Zion I. Atomic Clock is out now.
The Bay Area’s Zion I crew, made up of producer Amp Live and emcee Zumbi, have always been known for their incredible consistency and diverse musical palette. While they got off to a rough start, over the course of the group’s career, they improved with time, gaining a loyal following, perfecting their sound, never afraid [cont.]
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