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Zion I, a duo composed of Dj Amplive and MC Zumbi , hails from Oakland, CA.  Inspired from early days of hip-hop from artists such as Q-tip and Run D.M.C, Zumbi began writing in high school and perfected his art in local ciphers.  In 1991 Zumbi and Amplive teamed up, and the rest is history.

“Coastin,” is one of those songs most people have heard at some point but have never paid much attention to.  It is a relatively simple song, but it’s message is comforting: Sometimes life is tough, but stay true to yourself and it will work out.

Lyrics here.

Read more about Zion I here.

Coastin' - The Take Over