Tag Archives: Zion I

New Joint – Zion I & Deuce Eclipse

Zion I & Deuce Eclipse – “Back To Life” (@ZionI / @DeuceEclipse / 2021)

West Coast emcees Zion I and Deuce Eclipse trade potent rhymes over the futuristic funk of produced Vinroc on this new single.

New Joint – Zion I

Zion I – “Tech $” (@ZionI / 2016)

Mikos Da Gawd-produced response to gentrification in Oakland, California.

New Joint – Zion I

Zion I – “Saving Souls” (@ZionI / 2016)

Produced by Mikos Da Gawd.

New Joint – Zion I / Locksmith

Zion I ft. Locksmith – “Culture Freedom” (@ZionI / 2015)

New single from the West Coast crew.

New Joint – Zion I / Bambu / D.U.S.T.

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Zion I ft. Bambu & D.U.S.T. – “Unity” (@ZionI / 2014)

West Coast duo Zumbi and Amp Live give their own take on the threat of police brutality with this new track produced by The Are.

New Joint – Zion I / Mr. Lif / Sadat X etc.

Zion I ft. Mr. Lif, Kev Choice, Deuce Eclipse, Opio & Sadat X – “Get Urs” (@ZionI / 2014)

Upbeat Headnodic-produced posse cut from the Oakland duo’s “Libations” EP.

New Joint – Zion I

Zion I – “Supreme” (IneffableMusic.Com / 2014)

West Coast veterans Zumbi and Amp Live deliver visuals for an absolute gem off their recent EP “The Masters Of Ceremony”.

New Joint – Zion I / The Grouch / Eligh

Zion I ft. The Grouch & Eligh – “We Don’t” (ZionICrew.Com / 2012)

Amp Live and Time Line-produced track from the West Coast crew’s forthcoming album “ShadowBoxing”.

New Joint – The Grouch / Evidence / Zion I / Eligh

The Grouch, Evidence, Zion I & Eligh – “Amp Live For President” (TheRealGrouch.Com / 2011)

Huge Amp Live-produced posse cut shot at the end of the West Coast collective’s recent “How The Grouch Stole Christmas” US tour.

New Joint – The Burnerz / The Grouch

The Burnerz (Zumbi & The Are) ft. The Grouch & Martin Luther – “The Edge” (Zumbi.BandCamp.Com / 2011)

Taken from the Zion I emcee’s collaborative effort with producer The Are entitled “The Burnerz”.

New Joint – Zion I & The Grouch

Zion I & The Grouch – “Drop It On The 1” (ZionIAndTheGrouch.Com / 2011)

An old-school flavoured bass-heavy cut from the West Coast trio’s collabo album “Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation”.

New Joint – The Burnerz

The Burnerz – “Get Free” (JahWorks / 2011)

New music from Zion I’s Zumbi and The Are under the name The Burnerz – taken from last year’s self-titled album.

Hip-Hop Kemp 2008 (Part 1) – Mr. Lif / Illa J / Zion I / Kano

Various interviews from this year’s Hip-Hop Kemp event.

Mr. Lif

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Edutainment – KRS-One & The Stop The Violence Movement 2008

The official video preview of the Blastmaster’s recently rejuvenated Stop The Violence campaign and the forthcoming “Self-Construction” all-star posse cut.

No disrespect to any artist who gave up their time to participate in this worthy and much-needed cause, but let’s hope some of the faces in the above clip actually practice what they preach when it comes time for them to drop another album. Sixteen bars about peace and unity on a KRS project isn’t going to hit home particularly hard with the record’s intended audience if you’re back to killing a thousand people on your next joint, beefing with other rappers and screaming “I’m a gangsta” every two seconds. Time will tell.  

Bonus Clip #1

KRS-One talks about the history behind the original Stop The Violence Movement and the reasons for its 2008 counterpart.

Bonus Clip #2

The Stop The Violence Movement – “Self Destruction” (Jive Records / 1989)