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Del The Funky Homosapien & Amp Live Form A Duo. They Did Not Come To Play. (Video)

This month, Oakland, California’s Del announced the collaborative project with renowned producer/musician, Amp Live (formerly of Zion I). It represents a merging of two very meaningful Hip-Hop artists, especially to

A Near 500-Song Mix Showcases The Magnificent History Of West Coast Hip-Hop (Audio)

West Coast Hip-Hop is incredible. So many of its pioneers are still making albums, doing shows, and adding to their legacy. As a tribute to the Left Coast immense contributions

Bahamadia Produced An Entire EP On Her Phone & It’s Dialed Up 2 The Max (Audio)

Revered as one of music’s most gifted Philly lyricists, Bahamadia is known for her subdued, under-the-radar persona. However, her presence in the culture has never waned. Largely considered one of

This Documentary Portrays Zion I As An Enduring Underground Hip Hop Voice (Video)

Zion I is one of the only Underground Hip-Hop artists who were active in the DIY 1990s and remain so today. Like Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, and Atmosphere, and a

Even Through Changes, Zion I Continues To Push The Sound Of Hip-Hop Ahead (Videos)

Throughout the 2000s, Zion I was a trusted source for progressively lyrical, forward-sounding Hip-Hop. Zumbi (f/k/a MC Zion) and Amp Live made important records like “Critical” and amassed a dedicated

Do Remember: Zion I & Planet Asia’s Critical (Audio)

February brought some saddening news to many Heads. Zion I, the veteran duo of Zumbi (f/k/a MC Zion) and partner Amp Live are parting ways. The split is amicable, and

Zion I Announce They Are Splitting, But Make Final Project Available (EP Stream)

Oakland, California duo Zion I has nearly 20 years in the books, dating back to 1998’s “Inner Light.” However, Zumbi (a/k/a MC Zion) and Amp Live have announced that they

Zion I, Sadat X, Opio, Mr. Lif, Kev Choice & Deuce Eclipse Get It In (Video)

Zion I pulls out all of the stops for “Get Urs.” The Oakland-formed duo of MC Zumbi and Amplive link with Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Mr. Lif (The Perceptionists), Opio

Zion I Drops Some Futuristic B-Boy Funk In Masters Of Ceremony (Video)

AmpLive and Zumbi have always been a step ahead. Oakland, California’s veteran duo has seemingly looked to the future in finding their pockets of fuzzed out synths, neck-snapping rhythms, and

Stream Zion I’s New EP The Masters of Ceremony (Audio)

One of Oakland’s most unheralded groups is Zion I. In 2000, they released the sonic tour de force, Mind Over Matter, and they’ve been representing quality underground Hip-Hop ever since.

Dilated Peoples’ Rakaa, Zion I’s Zumbi & Living Legends’ Sunspot Jonz Kick Chess Raps (Audio)

Hip-Hop and chess go hand-in-hand, word to DJ Quik. A lot of your favorite MCs, DJs, and producers love to apply lessons learned of the 64 squares to life and

AFH: The Presidential Playlist (Audio)

Here’s a Presidential Playlist through the lens of hip-hop. You’ll hear music about dead presidents (Biggie, Rakim, Nas, Joey Bada$$), presidential impact (NWA, dead prez, Crooklyn Dodgers), presidential dreams (2Pac,

Zion I – Trapped Out ft D.U.S.T. & Codany Holiday (Video)

Here’s a new video from Zion I. Check out Trapped Out featuring D.U.S.T. & Codany Holiday. Related: Zion I – We Don’t ft Grouch & Eligh (Audio)

40Love – Tiki Tiki ft Zumbi (of Zion I)

Zumbi from Zion I joins 40Love on a funked-out space age track. Check out Tiki Tiki. Props: 2DBZ Related: Evidence, Zion I & The Grouch – Amp Live for President

Evidence, Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh – Amp Live For President (Video)

Here’s an ill collabo from some West Coast underground legends. Evidence, Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh go in over an Amp Live track. 4 MCs, 4 different beats. Check

Chuuwee – Dolla Bill Cosby

Here’s another strong effort from Chuuwee. In the vein of many others before him (Wu-Tang Clan and Zion I to name a couple), he gives his take on the power

Wow. Zion I & The Grouch chopped up a classic Earth, Wind & Fire track really nicely on Victorious People.

It features Freeway & The R.O.D. Project.  Check it out. Click here to download.  Here’s the Earth, Wind & Fire original:

Planet Asia has been putting in work for more than a decade but dude has never gotten his deserved props.

He, Zion I and Rascoe have always repped hard for the Cali underground. He’s back with another banger–the soulful Boiler Makers. Respect. Planet Asia was also featured on one of

Here’s a Presidents Day playlist dedicated to the presidents most celebrated in hip-hop: Dead Presidents.

This one is all about the mighty dollar. You’ll find some Jay-Z, J. Cole, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Biggie, Dogg Pound, DJ Quik, Scarface, 2Pac, 50 Cent and some outliers like