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Zion I: The Take Over

Zion I The Take Over (Gold Lust) L Sick and tired of hip-hop’s status quo, the Cali underground duo Zion I aim to overthrow the corporate powers that be. Their weapon of choice? The fun, relatable music found on their latest album, The TakeOver. With Zumbi holding down mic duties, producer AmpLive supplies a set of varied sound beds in which the only constant is quality. He implements synthy soul on the inspirational “Antenna,” while “Peppermint Patty” wins with its combo of authoritative drums and airy flutes. On the nostalgic “Radio,” Zumbi breaks down the history of Black music (“To the rock and the roll, ...

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