Zion I

This trio of genre-bender pride has made a name for itself on the Bay Area scene by successfully mixing spiritualism and hip-hop. Oakland's MC Zion and DJ/producer Amp Live blend hip-hop and trip-hop beats with lyrics focused on a message of unity, hope, and spiritual awareness. After a couple of indie hits, the trio slowly made inroads while opening for rap royalty like De La Soul, Rakim, and Run-D.M.C. Their debut album, Mind Over Matter, was released in May of 2000 and features collaborations with fellow Bay Area rappers Rasco, Planet Asia, and the Grouch. Although Zion I operates out of Berkeley, the group was originally formed in Atlanta, making their music difficult to classify as strictly West Coast hip-hop. Their musical style makes them even harder to define. With a style that borrows from hip-hop, trance, drum'n'bass, and reggae, Zion I's style is equally mystical and mystifying - All Music Guide

Mistah Fab

Mistah F.A.B., the Prince of the Bay, first got national attention when he was featured on MTV2's program My Block: The Bay Area. In this episode he introduced the Thizz movement along with other cultural Bay Area aspects. He is best known for his local hits "Super Sic Wit It" and "N.E.W. Oakland". Mistah F.A.B. is currently signed to Thizz Entertainment, Mac Dre's label. He released the much anticipated Son of A Pimp album on Thizz Ent. After Son of a Pimp, he released a DVD called "The Freestyle King". The Freestyle King DVD included many of his freestyle battles, along with the most infamous battle with the Ruff Ryders Jin Au-Yeung. In early 2007, Mistah F.A.B. will release his much anticipated Yellow Bus Rydah album. Recently Mistah F.A.B. has signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records.[3]

J. Lately distinguishes himself with his classic boom bap style and laid back flow. A true appreciation for music along with the unique ability to put everyday life into a relatable perspective has allowed him to flourish in the local Bay Area scene.

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Zion I with Mistah Fab, J. LATELY

Friday, December 28 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Phoenix Theater

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