Independent hip hop artist Zion I has confirmed their return to Missoula for a headlining concert at the Top Hat on December 10, 2018. Zion I last played at the Top Hat in September of 2017 and also opened for Rebelution at KettleHouse Amphitheater in August of 2018. Check out photos from his opening performance here .
Since the release of the debut album, Mind Over Matter in 2000, Zion I has risen up the ranks of independent hip-hop to solidify their standing as one of the most prolific conscious rap groups of the past 2 decades. Boasting a catalog that consists of over two-dozen albums, EPs, mixtapes and collaborations, Zion I (currently consisting solely of MC/producer Zumbi) continues to create inspired music influenced by social & political woes, personal challenges & triumphs as well as family, spirituality and a raw perspective on the world at large.
Cited by A.V. Club as “remarkable”, Zumbi continues to showcase his talents as a unique, diverse and skilled MC while maintaining his place as one of the most recognizable voices in Hip-Hop.
His 2016 release, The Labyrinth was cited by PopMatters as “a timely new album of politically engaged hip-hop” and Huffington Post wrote that it’s “as heartfelt as it is badass”.
Zion I continues to make music that while left-of-center, is still relevant, fresh and exciting as ever. As Okayplayer put it; “At the end of the day, Zion Iʼs strength lies in the same areas where many artists falter – evolving without abandoning tried and tested methods.”
Tickets are on sale now at The Top Hat, online or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited fixed bench seating available on a first come, first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.