Back in 2006, Zion I got together with Living Legends emcee/producer, The Grouch, for one of the better most complete albums of either collaborators' esteemed careers. Heroes in the City of Dope still gets rotation on my iPod, so you can imagine my pleasant surprise, when I heard that the Bay Area trio have teamed up for a sequel, Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, scheduled to be released on March 22. Zion I's latest offering, Atomic Clock, was dissapointing considering the group's reputation for consistantly putting out great albums, but here is to hoping it was an anomaly.
In the meantime, here are two of the better tracks the trio have produced over the years. The first, "Silly Puddy," is an otherworldly cut off Mind Over Matter. It was the first Zion I track that I ever heard and I've been hooked ever since. The Mistah F.A.B.-assisted "Hit 'Em" is the hard-hitting opening track off HITCOD and remains among AmpLive and Zumbi's best.
Zion I - "Silly Puddy" (feat. The Grouch)