Bomb First Mixtape + New Song!
Since their highly acclaimed debut album, Mind Over Matter, Oakland Hip-hop standouts Zion I have stood at the forefront of progressive hip hop, foreshadowing the merging of electronic music and Hip-hop years in advance. For the first single off their upcoming Bomb First mixtape collaboration with J.Period, Zion I take on Swedish electro-pop for this dub-style J.Period dubplate of Little Dragon’s “Ritual Union.” Look out for the full-length Zion I X J.Period Bomb First mixtape featuring Kendrick Lamar, SBTRKT, Azelia Banks, Action Bronson, and more.
Stream "Ritual Union (J. Period ReFix)" Now on: Okayplayer.com
In anticipation of their upcoming release ShadowBoxing (October 2, Live Up Records), Zion I joins forces with Brooklyn mixtape master J.Period (remixer/DJ for Q-Tip, The Roots, K’NAAN) to present Bomb First, a pre-emptive strike on the stagnating state of commercial hip hop. Featuring new music from Zion I, Kendrick Lamar, Azelia Banks, Action Bronson, Curren$y and more, Bomb First finds Zion I once again at the forefront of progressive rap—this time foreshadowing the emergence of a new generation of artists dedicated to the preservation of the art. On Bomb First, Zion I & J.Period shine a light on rap that is inspiring them in 2012. The result is a fun, diverse and soulful listening experience designed to inspire a new crop of fans, and re-ignite the spark in die-hard fans still hungry for quality rap.
Zion I x J.Period's "Bomb First" will be available for FREE download on Tuesday, September 25th at: www.zionicrew.com
Zion I’s new album ShadowBoxing will be available on Tuesday, October 2nd. Pre-order it now on iTunes