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Zion I

This duo of genre-bender pride has made a name for itself on the Bay Area scene by successfully mixing spiritualism and hip-hop. Oakland's MC Zumbi and DJ/producer Amp Live blend hip-hop and trip-hop beats with lyrics focused on a message of unity, hope, and spiritual awareness. Although Zion I operates out of Berkeley, the pair originally met in Atlanta, making their music difficult to classify as strictly West Coast hip-hop. Their musical style makes them even harder to define. With a style that borrows from hip-hop, trance, drum'n'bass, and reggae, Zion I's style is equally mystical and mystifying.

Zumbi and Amp Live formed Zion I in Oakland, CA in 1996, and produced several self-released cassettes. The duo slowly made inroads while opening for rap royalty like De La Soul, Rakim, and Run-D.M.C. Their debut album, Mind Over Matter, was released by Ground Control Records in May of 2000 and featured tracks from their previous cassettes and singles, as well as collaborations with fellow Bay Area rappers Rasco, Planet Asia, and the Grouch. This was also the only Zion I album to feature DJ K-Genius, who subsequently left the group. Sophomore album Deep Water Slang was scheduled for release in 2002, but its distributor Nu Gruv Alliance shuttered, and the album was delayed until 2003, when it was reconfigured and released as Deep Water Slang V2.0 on Raptivism Records. The album spawned several singles and music videos, and was more commercially successful than their debut. Zion I released several mixtapes on their own Live Up Records, leading up to the release of their third album, 2005's True & Livin'. The album featured guest appearances by Talib Kweli, Aesop Rock, and Del tha Funkee Homosapien. The duo's fourth album, Break a Dawn, was initially only released in Japan in 2006, but was subsequently released internationally. Also in 2006, Zion I recorded Heroes in the City of Dope, a collaborative album with the Grouch, which Om Records released toward the end of the year.

Following this album, Zion I released a few more mixtapes, and contributed guest appearances to albums by Ty, CLP, DJ Deckstream, and others. The Takeover, the duo's first album for Gold Dust Media, arrived in early 2009, and featured guest appearances by Brother Ali and Devin the Dude. Atomic Clock followed in 2010, also on Gold Dust Media. Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, Zion I's second full-length in collaboration with the Grouch, appeared on Z & G Music in 2011. Zion I released their 2012 full-length Shadowboxing on Live Up Records. Following this album, the prolific duo decided to focus their energy on creating EPs. The Vapors appeared in 2013, followed by The Masters of Ceremony and Libations (both 2014), as well as 2015's The Sun Moon and Stars. ~ Jon Azpiri
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: The Labyrinth (Explicit)

1. Pre-Destine (Feat. Alam Khan)

2. What We Gone Do (Feat. Jane Hancock)

3. Believe

4. Wings

5. Saving Soulz

6. Let Me Be

7. Not Ur Fault (Feat. Ariano)

8. Dinner Time

9. Wake Up

10. Smoked

11. Cold Game (Feat. Codany Holiday)

12. God's Illa (Feat. Deuce Eclipse & Viveca Hawkins)

13. Sauce

14. Heaven 4 A G

15. Departure (Feat. Alam Khan)

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Track List: Saving Souls - Single

1. Saving Souls

2. Tech $

3. Saving Souls (Re-Freak)

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Track List: Tech $ - Single

1. Tech $

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Track List: The Sun Moon And Stars - EP

1. Dread

2. Unity (Feat. Bambu & D.U.S.T.)

3. Lost In Translation (Feat. Viveca Hawkins)

4. Juggernaut

5. Last Nite (Feat. 1-O.A.K.)

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Track List: Libations - EP

1. Past The Mind (Feat. FeatherLoad)

2. Lateef's Song (Feat. 1-O.A.K.)

3. Futurism

4. Get Urs

5. Break The Fall (Feat. FeatherLoad)

6. Past The Mind (Alternate Hook) (Bonus Track)

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Track List: ShadowBoxing (The Remixes)

1. Shadowboxing (Richie Cunning Rmx)

2. Human Being (Butch Clancy Retwerk)

3. Sex Wax (Vokab Kompany & Crush Effect Rmx)

4. Joe Frazzzier (Timeline Rmx)

5. Life's Work (Short Circles Rmx)

6. Anymore (9 Theory Rmx)

7. Rock On (Nima Fadavi Rmx)

8. Trapped Out (Julia Lewis Rmx) (Feat. A-1)

9. Re-Load (Robotic Pirate Monkey Rmx)

10. We Don't (World's Freshest Rmx)

11. Human Being (Feat. T-Ran, Rglnd, Know-It-All & Duck Wrth)

12. Gusto (Mike G Rmx) (Feat. A-1)

13. Human Being (Bassnectar Edit)

14. Juicy Juice (Timmy Tutone & My Pet Monster Rmx)

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Track List: ShadowBoxing (Deluxe Edition)

1. ShadowBoxing

2. Float

3. Human Being

4. Joe Frazzzier

5. Life's Work (Feat. Goapele)

6. Buck Em

7. We Don't (Feat. The Grouch & Eligh)

8. Take Knowledge

9. Rockin On

10. Trapped Out (Feat. D.U.S.T.)

11. Sex Wax (Feat. Collie Buddz)

12. Re-Load

13. Gusto (Feat. A-1 & Mike G)

14. Whydays

15. Anymore

16. Human Being (BassNectar Edit)

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Track List: Shadowboxing

1. Shadowboxing

2. Human Being

3. Sex Wax

4. Joe Frazzzier

5. Life's Work

6. Anymore

7. Buck 'Em

9. Rock On

10. Trapped Out

11. Re-Load

12. We Don't

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Track List: Atomic Clock (Explicit)

1. Forward

2. Always

3. 4u

4. The Sealing

5. Signs Of Light

6. Polarity

7. Girlz

8. Many Stylez

9. North Star

10. The Sun Came Out

11. Infatuation

12. History

13. Auto Automic

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Track List: Many Stylez (Single)

1. Many Stylez (Feat. Rebelution)

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Track List: Don't Lose Your Head

1. Don't Lose Your Head (Remix)

2. Don't Lose Your Head

3. Don't Lose Your Head (Dance Remix)

4. Don't Lose Your Head (Instrumental)

5. Go Hard

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Track List: The Alpha: 1996-2006

Disc 1

1. Taking Off Intro

2. Forshizo

3. Mic Jonez

4. Chronic Epidemic

5. Thingz U Do

6. Shoutz

7. Prophecy

8. Ease Back

Disc 2

1. Final Chapter Intro

2. What U Need

3. Sunshine, Beatz, and Rhymez

4. Night Life

5. Tha Show (feat. Deuce Eclipse)

6. Tag Your Name

8. Ill Rationale

9. Blood Money (feat. Knowmadic)

Disc 3

1. Creation

2. Revolution (B-Boy Anthem) (feat. VinRoc)

3. Critical (feat. Planet Asia)

4. Mysterious Wayz

5. The Choice

6. Koncrete Jungle

7. Metropolis

8. Oh Lawd

9. Trippin

10. How Many

11. Elevation

12. A Little Change

13. Fools Gold

14. Venus

15. Rap Degreez

16. Silly Puddy (feat. The Grouch)

17. Inner Light

18. Big Ups

20. One

21. Innerlight

Disc 4

1. Jahmbo

2. The Drill

3. Warriors Dance (feat. Pep Love)

4. Finger Paint (feat. D.U.S.T & Susie Suh)

5. Kharma

6. Flow (feat. The Grouch)

7. A.E.I.O.U

8. Deepwaterslang

9. Cheeba Cheeba (feat. Aceyalone)

10. Kick Snare

11. Sorry

12. Le, Le, Le (feat. D.U.S.T & Deuce Eclipse)

13. Boom Bip (feat. Goapele)

14. Mind Blow

15. Dune

16. One More Thing (feat. Susie Suh)

17. The End

Disc 5

1. True

2. Doin My Thang

3. Bird's Eye View

4. The Bay

5. Luv

6. Soo Tall

7. I Need Mo

8. Rockin

9. Temperature (feat. Talib Kweli)

10. One Chance

11. America

12. Poems 4 Post Modern Decay (feat. Aesop Rock)

13. Heads Up

14. Next To U

15. What U Hear (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien)

16. Stranger In My Home (feat. Gift Of Gab)

17. Oh Lawd Blues

18. Livin

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Track List: The Take Over

2. Geek To The Beat

4. Dj Dj

5. Antenna

6. Caged Bird, Pt. 1 (feat. Brother Ali)

8. Radio

9. Gumbo

10. Country Baked Yams (feat. Devin The Dude)

11. Coastin' (feat. K. Flay)

12. Juicy Juice

13. Peppermint Patty

14. Bring In The Light

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Track List: The Takeover

1. The Taking

2. Geek To The Beat

3. Takeover

4. DJ DJ

5. Antenna

6. Caged Bird, Pt. 1 (Feat. Brother Ali)

7. In The Mornin' (Caged Bird, Pt. 2)

8. Radio

9. Gumbo

10. Country Baked Yams (Feat. Devin The Dude)

11. Coastin' (Feat. K. Flay)

12. Juicy Juice

13. Peppermint Patty

14. Bring In The Light

15. Legacy (Feat. Jennifer Johns & TY)

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Track List: Break A Dawn

1. Rebel Intro

2. Act Right (Feat. Ms. Marianna)

3. Target Practice (Feat. Deuce Eclipse/Dust)

4. Count It Down (Feat. Raashan Ahmad)

5. My Life

6. Understanding

7. Let's Go

8. Oxygen

9. Heavens Gate

10. One

11. Live 4 Today

12. Yes Yes (Feat. Lyrics Born/Gift Of Gab)

13. Borderline

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Track List: Street Legends [Explicit]

1. Intro

2. Roll On Out

3. The Bay

4. The Bay [Remix]

5. Bad Lands

6. Hittem

7. Do That Thang

8. Birds Eyeview

9. Loose Your Head

10. Heavens Gate

11. A.D.D.

12. Ride

13. For My Peoples

14. Speakers

15. Family Business

16. Sorry

17. Oxygen

18. Cheeba Cheeba

19. Club Servin

20. The Drill

21. Radius

22. Critical

23. Temperature [Remix]

24. Bring It Back

25. Warriors

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Track List: Dj Amplive Presents Zion I Instrumentals Vol. 1

1. The Drill (Instrumental)

2. Birds Eye View (Instrumental)

3. Boom Bip (Instrumental)

4. Trippin (Instrumental)

5. One Chance (Instrumental)

6. Do It (Instrumental)

7. Silly Puddy (Instrumental)

8. Stranger In My Home (Instrumental)

9. Speakerz (Instrumental)

10. Inner Light (Instrumental)

11. Mind Blow (Instrumental)

12. Phone Calls (Instrumental)

13. Mic Jonez (Instrumental)

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Track List: Science Of Breath Vol. 3

1. Inhalation 1st State

2. B Boy Remix

3. Ghost In The Shell

4. Moves That Make Me (Feat. The Grouch & Bicasso)

5. City Of Oak (Feat. J Period)

6. Fade Away (Feat. Dan The Automator)

7. Oh (Feat. Bahamadia)

8. Ghetto International

9. Top Down (Feat. Traxamillion)

10. You're The Murdera

11. Chainletter

12. Two Ways Out (Feat. B Roc & Hellrazah)

13. Without Love

14. Exhalation 2nd Stage

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Track List: True & Livin'

1. True

2. Doin' My Thang

3. Bird's Eye View

4. The Bay

5. Luv

6. Soo Tall

7. I Need Mo

8. Rockin'

9. Temperature (feat. Talib Kweli)

10. One Chance

13. Heads Up

14. Next To U

16. Stranger In My Home (feat. Gift Of Gab)

17. Oh Lawd Blues

18. Livin'

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Track List: Deep Water Slang V2.0

1. Jahmbo

2. The Drill

3. Warriors Dance (feat. Pep Love)

5. Kharma

6. Flow (feat. The Grouch)

7. A.E.I.O.U

8. Deepwaterslang

9. Cheeba Cheeba (feat. Aceyalone)

10. Kick Snare

11. Sorry

12. Le, Le, Le (feat. Dust & Deuce Eclipse)

13. Boom Bip (feat. Goapele)

14. Mind Blow

15. Dune

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Track List: Mind Over Matter

1. Creation

2. Revolution (B-Boy Anthem)

3. Critical

4. Mysterious Wayz

6. Koncrete Jungle

7. Metropolis

8. Oh Lawd

9. Trippin'

10. How Many

11. Elevation

12. A Little Change

13. Fools Gold

14. Venus

15. Rap Degreez

16. Silly Puddy

17. Inner Light

18. Big Ups

20. One

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Track List: Human Being (Single)

1. Human Being (BassNectar Edit Mix)

2. Take Knowledge

3. Human Being

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Track List: The Masters Of Ceremony

1. Supreme

2. Masters Of Ceremony

3. Fresh

4. Thin Ice

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Track List: The Masters Of Ceremony (Explicit)

1. Supreme

2. Masters Of Ceremony

3. Fresh

4. Thin Ice

5. Danger Zone

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Track List: The Rapture: Live From Oaklandia

1. Boom Bip (Live) (Feat. Viveca Hawkins)

2. Trippin' (Live)

3. Hit Em (Live) (Feat. Deuce Eclipse & Dustin Sharpe)

4. Inner Light (Live)

5. Sorry (Live) (Feat. Codany Holiday)

6. Silly Puddy (Live)

7. Fingerpaint (Live) (Feat. Dustin Sharpe)

8. Antenna (Live) (Feat. Codany Holiday)

9. Get Urs (Live) (Feat. Kev Choice, Deuce Eclipse & Dustin Sharpe)

10. Birds Eye View (Live)

11. The Bay (Live) (Feat. Codany Holiday)

12. Human Being (Live)

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Track List: The Sun Moon And Stars

1. Dread

2. Unity (Feat. Bambu & D.U.S.T.)

3. Lost In Translation (Feat. Viveca Hawkins)

4. Juggernaut

5. Last Nite (Feat. 1-O.A.K.)

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YaY AReA 510
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m_h1010
Smooth
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Love the vibe
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Dope
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brandon81831
Just 'Coastin' through life
Has a nice flow
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Gimme what I need, gimme what I need....
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hehe_snake
I like how it's a spirtual group but it doesn't get all preachy. I can respect that. Just positive messages.
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What a refreshing live f**king jam !!!
"coastin'
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This is dopee
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This is great
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A great collaboratio n ! !
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�� too short!!!! ��
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed by your lover on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now that you are reading this don't stop. Post this in 5 songs In The next 143 minutes. Then press F6 and your lovers name will appear in the big letters. This is so scary it actually.
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Love me some Zion I.

Dear Pandora ! The songs "one chance" and "temperature " ( f t . Talib kweli) are mixed up. The names don't match the songs.
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Love Coastin', great beats and nice homework music
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Check your sound source, speakers, headphones, and your middle ear as possibulliti e s . Because theres no lisp hear or here.
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Peace to lovin your sounds n energy of reality
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Wake up, gunshots in the city
Hustlers on the corner, gonna get more busy
Gunshots, young stunna got caught up
Clock big numbers, too bad got slaughtered
Stunt now, he gon' pay later
Big booty girl, that's a black man's savior
Servin', hit the block and we pervin'
Roll real slow in the cut like a surgeon
Turf chick, Smurfette, give you work quick
Get caught sippin', get sick is it worth it?
Hell nah, but the job fill timers
Got a good girl in my eyes she's the flyest
Can't sleep, streets stay he
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espinoza.bri t t a n i a
LIB 2015....kill e d it!
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Coastin on a dream
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kiss your hand say your crushes name ten close the hand you kisse pick a day say your name post it on 5 other songsand your crush willask you out or will kiss you o the ay you picked
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The Boulder show was so dope! Thank you for taking the time to talk and take pictures, Zumbi!!
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Oh we do this
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hailyrose
Just saw him the other night.. Awesome
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Hey
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DIS S$$T BUMPZ!!!!
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Too short too tho!!!
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Dis da cruisin song here.
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oldcoolness
greqt song. love the groove. kinda makes me laugh.
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Bay,got skillz
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This group gives me boner juice
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R-pawar714 commented
2 montns ago
And come on correct tne dio already tlo?? Serusly?
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That's real hip-hop! And Too Short brings the funk! That was for us Baydestrians in the hyphie movement. .Yeeee!!
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Zion l 7,816
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Garcia - space commented
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Lovin it
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Bless!520 commented
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Dat deat killng !!!!!!!!! Lyrical deststrction
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Bless!520 commented
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Dat deat killing!!!!! ! ! Lyrical destruction
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Won son Coe. GPS ups. Dow. Don disk fiddle ups
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Rollerblade
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I agree hyrumjhansen 4 Kendrick lamar is great as well though u should check him out
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Zion I is so much better than that garbage that's popular today.
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and come on, correct the bio already. TRIO?? SERIOUSLY?
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Zion I is under the radar dope and I love em, hope they make new music! *coastin' on right now :)
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I f**king love coastin' I haven't heard it in for ever haha then I made a station when I remembered how much I loves this song, this is one of my top ten favorite bands of all time
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I love this s**t !! Timeless musiv
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