Emerging artists you should get to know. MTV and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Zion I is an American hip the Bay – Zion I – True & Livin’ duo from Oakland, California. It consists of Baba Zumbi and Amp Live.
Zion I released the debut album, Mind Over Matter, in 2000. It was nominated for “Independent Album of the Year” by The Source magazine. It featured guest appearances from Gift of Gab, Talib Kweli, and Aesop Rock. Heroes in the City of Dope, the first collaborative album with The Grouch, was released in 2006. Zion I released the sixth album, The Take Over, in 2009. In 2010, Zion I released the seventh album, Atomic Clock.
Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, the second collaborative album with The Grouch, was released in 2011. The duo’s ninth album, Shadowboxing, was chosen by SF Weekly as one of their “10 Best Bay Area Hip-Hop Records of 2012”. The Labyrinth’ was the tenth studio album and the first not to include Amp Live. Bassnectar – “Lost in the Crowd” from Noise vs. Zion I of Oakland leads progressive hip-hop gala”.
Zion I Fully Embraces the EDM Craze”. Grouch Are Heroes in the City of Dope”. Grouch – Heroes In the Healing of the Nation”. The 10 Best Bay Area Hip-Hop Records of 2012″. Vaunter meets Zion I: “People are being killed on TV. Why are you not talking about it?