Mind Over Matter by Released May 30, 2000 Recorded 1996 (Venus) 1997–2000 Length 74: 18 Ground Control Records 418Hz Productionz chronology (1999) 1999 Mind Over Matter (2000) (2003) 2003 Mind Over Matter is the debut album from group. Counter Strike Global Offensive For Pc more. The effort was one of the most critically acclaimed underground Hip Hop albums of the year 2000, popular for their use of futuristic beats, live instrumentation and positive, socially conscious lyrics. Mind Over Matter was nominated for Independent Album of the Year by in 2000. Their past singles ' and ' were featured here, as well as the single ''.
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Well it's time to finally rap (HA!) up our series on Bay Area hip hop, and why not finish with a bang? I saved the hip hop duo Zion I for last because they deserve (in my opinion) the absolute most attention of any rappers/mcs/djs/hip hoppers in all the Bay Area, or the country for the matter. Composed of MC Zumbi and DJ/Producer AmpLive, Zion I represent the royalty of the underground hip hop scene in the US. Over the past 10 years, Zion I has produced 6 of the most consistent and prolific albums in the history of the underground.
Featured on their albums, they've had guest appearances from countless underground all stars including (hold your breath) The Grouch, Eligh, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Gift of Gab, Del the Funky Homosapien, Mistah FAB, and a slew of other less widely known hip hop masterminds. On a more personal note, Zion I (along with Talib/Mos/Blackstar) served once as my introduction to the world of underground hip hop. Love at first sight. Best described as a blend of conscious hip hop with mostly futuristic production, Zumbi's idealistic socially conscious lyrics are without a doubt my favorite in all of hip hop. With subject matters revolving around social justice, cultural history, intergalactic space odysseys, love, and spiritual adventures, Zion I's seemingly otherworldly rhymes always leave you relaxed, pensive, and wanting more. Their first album 'Mind Over Matter' displays Amp's most raw production and Zumbi's most passionate and pure rhyme base.