Archive for Zion I

Condolences: Baba Zumbi Of Zion I #ZUMBI

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 14, 2021 by Brother Perspective Magazine

We are sad to announce that the head MC of Zion I, Zumbi has passed away. The Oakland native was a tremendously gifted Emcee & was well respected amongst his peers in the Bay Area rap scene. We send our condolences to his family & loved ones. #RIPZumbi // Thizzler On The Roof @TheThizzler

from // Baba Zumbi, best known as the lead rapper of Bay Area group Zion I, has reportedly died. Details are scant, but friends, fans, and others connected with the rapper and producer have been pouring in their respect via Twitter.

Hip-Hop Wired first learned of Baba Zumbi’s passing from the Twitter account of Hip-Hop artist Flashius Clayton, and we are currently scouring the Internet and other sources to confirm.

Born Steve Gaines, Baba Zumbi was part of the Zion I crew with former members Amp Live and K-Genius before taking on the group name for himself as a one-man-band. Zion I has been active since the late 1990s and was a fixture of the sprawling and versatile Bay Area Hip-Hop scene.

On August 4, Baba Zumbi and Amp Live announced a tour in support of the group’s 20th anniversary and was set to kick off on October 1.

Video: Zion I – Get Urs ft. Mr. Lif, Kev Choice, Deuce Eclipse, Opio, Sadat X

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Get Urs ft. Mr. Lif, Kev Choice, Deuce Eclipse, Opio, Sadat X
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Directed by Cory Ring
Produced by Headnodic

Fresh: Zion I – Masters of Ceremony (Official Music Video)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 5, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine

The Masters of Ceremony EP available on iTunes

This video was a collaboration with the “Substance Over Hype” crew out of LA. Filmed at YouTube Studios in Marina Del Rey. Showcases top of the game bboys and poppers as well as some cirque talent (cyr wheel) and martial arts (tricking) to keep it fresh.

Concept from Zumbi & Amp Live
Directed by Malakai
Movement by Substance Over Hype


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