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.]
Bay Area producer Amp Live has always been one to think outside the box in terms of his beats, from lacing his Zion I partner Zumbi with the freshest of tracks over the years, to remixing Radiohead to great critical acclaim. Unfortunately, his official solo debut, Murder At The Discotech, does not deliver like many [cont.]
The guys write: “Back in May Zion I and The Grouch hit Colorado for a short run of sold out shows. This is some footage, I know it’s late, check it out. We’re working on the new record now!” In related news, Amp Live’s Murder At The Discotech is in stores now.
Low volume settings should be avoided at all costs for a song like Amp Live’s latest single, “Turn It Up.” With the new song, the producer, best known for his work as one half of the hip-hop duo Zion I, is preparing fans for the release of his album, Murder At The DiscoTech, while simultaneously [cont.]
Amp Live, innovative DJ/Producer of legendary hip-hop crew Zion I, continues to break new ground with the release his solo album Murder At The Discotech. Though he’s known most widely for being a key defender of socially conscious hip-hop, Amp Live has always dabbled in hip-hop’s sister genres of dubstep and electronic music and melds [cont.]
The producer behind Zion I, and perhaps more famously known for his ridiculous re-imagining of Radiohead’s In Rainbows will be releasing Murder At The Discotech on March 16th on Child’s Play Records. The album is described as a fusion of hip-hop, indie, electro, and dubstep sounds, and will include collaborations with Mickey Factz, Zumbi of [cont.]
2009 already seems like a distant memory, and with the new year comes the promise of new music. Looking to fulfill all your musical needs in 2010 is Interdependent Media, who are set to raise the bar with upcoming releases from newcomer and celebrated artists alike, including TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Donwill, Von Pea, A-Plus, and others. [cont.]
From the very beginning, Zion I has defeated expectations of what one might expect from this Bay Area indie hip-hop crew. Made up producer Amp Live and emcee Zumbi, when the crew stepped on the scene in 2000 with their debut Mind Over Matter, they experimented with groundbreaking sounds that DJ’s were spinning at the [cont.]
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