Zion I

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“Zion keeps the revolutionary fire spirit lit in the minds of the people.”  – Davey D’s Hip Hop Corner “Producer AmpLive and emcee Zumbi want you to be moved not just by the music, but also by the message.” – HipHopDX “It’s interesting where we are right now,” says Zion I co-founder Zumbi. “I’m so firmly into hip-hop, and Amp is into so many other genres. Somehow it just works.” For over 20 years, Zumbi and Amp Live have made music together, celebrating a juxtaposition of influences, with a shared message to preserve the art of music. After two dozen releases, spanning albums, EPs, mixtapes and collaborative projects, Zion I has been embraced as an Oakland, California mainstay, known for advanced lyrical deliveries, otherworldly electronic beats, and a cohesive back-to-the-future musical package unlike any others in the space. Read more

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Concluding The Rapture Tour With April 11th San Francisco Show, the Bay Area MC’s Release Wintery Visual For “Culture Freedom” Collaboration
In Advance of a San Francisco Show That Concludes The Rapture Tour, the Bay Area MC’s Release Hard-Hitting Collaboration, Premiered by DJBooth Following the Release of The Sun, Moon, & Stars EP, the Bay Area’s Own Share a Charismatic Visual, Premiered by Okayplayer The Sun, Moon, & Stars EP is Final Chapter of Free Trilogy EP Based on Theme of Tension Between Police and Community Cali Indie Hip-Hop Duo Zion I Hit the Road to Promote Forthcoming Live Album and EP, With Special Guests Los Rakas and Vokab Company The Hip-Hop Fusion Duo Gets a Bass Therapy Remix From VibeSquaD, Premiered By EARMILK California Indie Hip-Hop Duo Release Remix of Title Track From Their Masters of Ceremony EP, Premiere via PotholesInMyBlog XXL Premieres the Cali Hip-Hop Fusion Crew’s Latest Video From Their Libations EP Filmed at Exclusive YouTube Studios Headquarters, New Vid Features Substance Over Hype Dance Crew Indie Hip Hop Fusion Duo Zion I Release Second Introspectively Spiritual EP, Libations Premiered by URB

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