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

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Branx (map) Southeast
Fri., March 25, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages

$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

Branx

320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
http://www.rotture.com

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  • Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
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This event is in the past.
  • Fri., March 25, 8 p.m. 2011
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