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Zion I (Zumbi aka Zion + Amp Live) & The Grouch (of Living Legends): Heroes In The City Of Dope

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    What happens when two of Cali's most respected hip-hop acts get together to record an album? One of the most refreshing hip-hop albums to emerge in years. Bay Area stalwarts Zion I and Living Legends member The Grouch have created a record that will have heads hyphy, uplifted, and pondering social ills--all at the same time. Tracks like "Current Affairs" tackle the issues of the Homeland Security Act and the diminishing rights of everyday citizens. "Trigger" calls for heads to reject sensationalistic news and mind control of the mass media. But Zion I always mix it up: take "Hit Em," featuring Bay Area Hyphy emcee Mistah F.A.B. Simple but bangin', the track demonstrates the Oakland based crew are too varied and versatile to be relegated to conscious hip-hop. What's more, this album shows that producer Amp Live can rock a jazz inflected or a hyphy beat. "Our past collaborations-Silly Putty and Flow-were always fan favorites," explains emcee Zion of Zion I of why the two acts decided to collaborate, "so we thought we should make a whole album together. We all share a strong connection with Oakland," Zion adds of the title that's a spin on the Too $hort track on his 1989 album Life Is..."A lot of beauty and hope has come out of all the struggle here."

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    1. Noon Time
    Producers: Amp Live
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    2. Hit 'Em
    featuring Mistah FAB
    Producers: Amp Live
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    3. Lift Me Up
    Producers: Eligh
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    4. Trains & Planes
    Producers: Headnodic
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    5. Current Affairs
    Producers: Amp Live
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    6. Too Much
    featuring Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5)
    Producers: Amp Live
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    7. Faint Of Heart
    Producers: Amp Live
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    8. Make U Fly
    featuring Esthero
    Producers: Amp Live
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    9. SMACK
    featuring DJ Platurn (of Oakland Faders)
    Producers: Amp Live
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    10. Open The Door
    Producers: The Grouch (of Living Legends)
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    11. Trigger
    Producers: Amp Live
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    12. Digital Dirt
    Producers: Amp Live
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    13. 10 Fingers 10 Toes 10lbs 10 oz
    featuring Deuce Eclipse
    Producers: Amp Live
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    14. Hero (Instrolude)
    Producers: Amp Live
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    15. Bad Lands
    Producers: Amp Live
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    Total Comments: 4
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/13/2013 2:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: This one had to grow on me but after a few listens I saw the light!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/7/2009 5:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 72.167.240)
    Location: Queens
    Comment: You won't be disappointed by this album. The beats are sick, the lyrics are dope, and the chemistry between Zion I and The Grouch is pretty great.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/29/2009 7:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.244.229)
    Location: Sac
    Comment: dont sleep on these guys best collaboration on the west coast bringing lyriscm and sick beats
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/26/2008 12:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 5.5.166.34)
    Location: Mississippi, Gulfcoast
    Comment: Very Nice!!!...Very Well Made!!...A Must Buy!!
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