This is a past event.

The Grouch, Zion I, Blu, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Tope, Destro, L Pro, Gepetto, Verbz 

When: Fri., March 25, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $16
I know that Zion I is still very active, still dropping new science, still making fresh beats and productive collaborations (one of which was with the Grouch, who also performs tonight). The Bay Area duo (DJ AmpLive and MC Zumbi) are still not loving the police, still about the keeping the peace, still spreading the love, and still finding harmony within. Yes, Zion I are not stuck in the past. Nevertheless it's impossible to separate this duo from that important moment in the late '90s/early '00s that witnessed the emergence of hiphop's undergound. The West Coast gave us crews like Lootpack, Planet Asia, and Rasco; the East Coast gave us Black Star, Company Flow, Aesop Rock, and Scienz of Life. To not see Zion I in the light of that vanishing world is to miss their essence, their reason for being here. CHARLES MUDEDE

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