Zion I-Saving Souls

[youtube id=”rHcdpDjfwCU”] Zion I is preparing a new album but they have dropped the single “Saving Souls” and the video is dedicated to their Oakland hometown. Hip-hop is sustaining the people and MC Zumbi and producer Amp Live are happy to be a part of that lifeline.

Zion I-Unity Featuring Bambu & D.U.S.T. Official Video

[youtube id=”qFB288vKtTE”] Zion I ends the year with a video for “Unity” featuring Bambu and D.U.S.T. from the Sun, Moon & Stars EP released earlier this year. “Unity” is about the strained relationship between the police and minority communities. Eric Garner’s case is mentioned and all three rappers take to the streets to walk with protestors who demand accountability from the police.

Hieroglyphics Announce Hiero Day on 9/7 with Compton’s Most Wanted, HBK Gang, Luniz, Res, The Coup & More


The Hieroglyphics announced their 4th annual Hiero Day today that takes place September 7th in their hometown of Oakland, California. The all-day event is a full day of musical performances on three stages, the festival also offers food and drinks from local vendors, a skate park, graffiti wall, an area for b-boy battles, a kids’ area, and much more.The all day event will include performances by Compton’s Most Wanted, P-Lo, Kool John, and Jay Ant of HBK Gang, Luniz, Psalm One, Peanut Butter Wolf, Zion I, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Nx Worries, The Coup, Domo Genesis, Res, and many more. Hiero Day 2015 will be hosted at the intersection of 3rd and Chestnut Street in Oakland from 11am until 7pm on Monday September 7th, 2015. Due to exceeded capacity and expenses at last year’s event, an entry fee of $19.93 will be charged for general admission. The event is expected to sell out – tickets may be purchased in advance at https://hieroday2015.eventbrite.com. However, youth who are active in their communities as members of a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization need only to present their membership ID to gain free access. For anyone who needs financial assistance, they are encouraged to email icantpay20dollars@hieroday.com to submit a 250-500 word essay about what they do to improve their community.

Tickets: https://hieroday2015.eventbrite.com

More info: www.HieroDay.com

Zion I Release Live Album Featuring Piano Prodigy Kev Choice

The Rapture: Live from Oaklandia is 12 songs from Zion I’s recent performance at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. The Rapture Band features piano player Kev Choice and the set list is a variety of songs from Zion I’s Mind Over Matter debut and newer music from their catalog.