Oakland hip hop vets Zion I has reached out to URB Magazine to premiere “Libations,” their second installment of a three-part series. Inspired by a passing of a close friend, here’s what the emcee Zumbi had to say about the project:
“This project was heavily influenced by one of my best friends passing away suddenly. His death put me in a mood to really analyze my life and how short this existence really can be. It opened my eyes and heart to both the ugliness and beauty of what we experience while alive. To me, libation is when you honor someone by pouring out your brew before you sip, it’s a sort of prayer. On this EP, I poured out some liquor for my homie, as well as my family, and myself.”
“Libations features production from AmpLive as well as Headnodic, and newcomer Featherload. The project also features guest vocals from Mr. Lif, Sadat X, Opio and others. On this Sunday, please enjoy the exclusive album stream premiere.