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Zion I – Unity ft. Bambu & D.U.S.T. [Video]

December 22, 2015 by

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Oakland-based conscious hip-hop artist Zion I has released a thought-provoking new video for the song “Unity,” featuring fellow rappers Bambu and D.U.S.T. and confronting current issues, such as police shootings, protest marches and racial inequality. Shot in stark black and white with occasional bursts of color, the video features the three rappers performing with a […]

Zion I – The Rapture: Live from Oaklandia [Album]

August 18, 2015 by

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The tunes on this album are some of my favorites, both rare and classic gems from the Zion I catalog. I wanted to touch on some of the more sensitive elements of the music, as I have always viewed that as a strength in today’s current climate driven by sensationalism and hype. For me, music […]

Zion I – Culture Freedom ft. Locksmith [Song]

April 16, 2015 by

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Culture Freedom is the first collabo from Zion I and the Locksmith. The two Bay Area lyricists are working on a new project which promises to energize the ear of weary rap fans. Produced by Aagee, this tune features the MC’s discussing the lack of balance in the game within this current cycle.

Zion I – Juggernaut [Video]

February 14, 2015 by

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The Sun Moon and Stars EP is the final link in the EP trinity from Zion I, which started with Masters of Ceremony, and Libations. The project captures the mounting tension of the ongoing clash between the police and the community, with Dreadlock and Unity. On the other side it features savvy storytelling over bass […]

Zion I – Sun Moon and Stars [EP]

February 9, 2015 by

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This is the last project from Zion I as a duo 😥 The Sun Moon and Stars EP is the final link in the EP trinity from Zion I, which started with Masters of Ceremony, and Libations. The project captures the mounting tension of the ongoing clash between the police and the community, with Dreadlock and […]

Zion I – The Rapture: Live from Oaklandia (Recap) [Video]

February 2, 2015 by

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Hail up all massive and crew! The Rapture: Live from Oaklandia album is almost here. We are in the process of mixing the album right now. It is sounding amazing and I can’t wait for yall to hear it. Big up to Santa Cruz for making it such an authentic and emotional experience.

#Bestof2014 – Top 10 EPs [List]

January 4, 2015 by

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Now that 2014 is officially under wraps and we have had some time to digest the December releases, Da-What is proud to begin the Best of 2014 lists! We will have a Top 10 EPs (first), Top 10 Free Projects, Top 10 For Sale Projects and Who Had the Best 2014.  Once we have reflected […]

Zion I – Unity ft. Bambu & D.U.S.T. [Song]

December 14, 2014 by

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This song came together as commentary around the murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. The senseless cycle of violence against black men by police departments across the country has reached epidemic proportions. We will never find a sufficient answer by asking the oppressor to change his ways. It is up to us […]

Zion I, Grieves, & Dizzy Wright to headline Hella Fresh Fest [News]

July 26, 2014 by

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Zion I, Grieves, & Dizzy Wright will be headlining Hella Fresh Fest this year on Halloween Night in Oakland, CA! General admission tickets are now available online. Stay tuned for another lineup announcement coming soon. Presented by Zion I & General Hydroponics. Tickets on sale now.

Zion I – Mind Over Matter: the Prologue [EP]

May 27, 2014 by

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“Mind Over Matter: the Prologue” comes as an introduction to several artists beginning to bubble out of the Bay Area’s eclectic hip hop, soul, and edm scenes. Brought to you by Zumbi of Zion I, and Tim-House of Ineffable Music, the burgeoning label pushes the line on the future of West Coast music. That said, […]