Monday, September 11, 2006

Zion I & The Grouch - Emo's Lounge - November 1, 2006

Ooooo... now you cats are gonna like this one! No doubt rollin' through town to promote their upcoming album "Heroes in the City of Dope." Zion I & The Grouch are comin' to Emo's Lounge on Nov. 1st! Same day as P.O.S. Sorry, but I think I'll be hittin' this show. ;) Get your tix here.

Ya'll peeps gettin' excited about ACL Fest?!? So it looks like it might rain this weekend... so I'm hopin' all the grrrls will be wearing white tees... or nothin' at all... OK Anjali! ;)

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The duo's musical roots stem back to early childhood. Amp Live began reassembling his family's radios at a young age, and soon began to play musical instruments like the drums and piano. He started crafting beats in his high school years, finding inspiration in a number of musical genres. Zion became fascinated by Hip Hop in its early stages, songs like "The Breaks" by Kurtis Blow and "Rock Box" by Run-D.M.C. got him hooked on the budding culture. He has said that Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest gave him lyrical inspiration, originally feeling that his unique vocal tone and style wouldn't be accepted. Zion wrote his first rhyme around 1990 during one of his Social Studies classes in High School. After continuing his writing, he gained the confidence to start rapping in local ciphers and began learning about critical aspects of rapping, like breath control, cadences and rhyme patterns. In 1991, Zion and Amp joined up with two other MC's to form a group called Metufour, and signed a deal with Tommy Boy Records. Their independent musical style wasn't what the label was looking for, causing the two to leave the group and the label.

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