The Take Over

Album Review of The Take Over by Zion I.

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The Take Over

Zion I

The Take Over by Zion I

Release Date: Jan 27, 2009
Record label: Gold Dust
Genre(s): Rap

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The Take Over - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics - 75
Based on rating 7.5/10

Zion I :: The TakeoverGold Dust MediaAuthor: Jesal 'Jay Soul' PadaniaZion I have been around a good while now, and have built up a dependable following. Conscious rhymes sit comfortably alongside fun throwback anthems; soulful horns intermingle with futuristic synths; in other words, it is one big party and everyone is invited... Backpackers, technorati, clubbers, philosophers...

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PopMatters - 50
Based on rating 5/10

Underground legends Zion I open their sixth full-length LP with a pretty straightforward, fiery declaration that gives the album its name: “This system does not work for us, so we must take this system over and make it work for us. ” Though even two years ago that would have slipped by, another marker of the vaguely leftist, Afrocentric politics of a lot of rap’s backpacker margins, such a statement sticks out now, in the age of Obama. You have to wonder what those in the alternative black community who rail against the system will turn to now.

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