Since the emergence of their highly acclaimed Mind Over Matter LP in 2000, Oakland underground standouts ZION I have stood at the forefront of progressive hip hop, foreshadowing the merging of electronic music and hip hop years in advance. Producer Amp-Live’s intricate soundscapes, combined with soulful, intelligent lyrics from MC Zumbi, have earned co-signs from hip hop icons as diverse as Too $hort and Talib Kweli, along with legions of die-hard fans.
KILL THE VULTURES vocalist Crescent Moon and producer Anatomy moved from Minneapolis, MN to NYC in September 2001 at the age of 19 with the now disbanded hip-hop group, Oddjobs. They spent the next few years learning the ropes by touring with groups like De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Talib Kweli, Atmosphere, Lyrics Born, Buck 65, Brother Ali, and Zion I, as well as headlining several tours. They also released records and toured as part of the Third Earth hip-hop crew, whose other members were Jean Grae, Mr. Len of Company Flow, Masterminds, Jugganknots, and Sub-Conscious.
Mike Dreams was born November 13, 1988 and grew up on the south side of Minneapolis, MN. Mike began getting interested in hip hop music at an early age. This was mirrored by an interest in poetry writing during his Jr. High years. Being further inspired by his brother, J.B (who was tragically murdered in 2006), Mike began to learn more about the craft of being a lyricist. After high school graduation, Mike Dreams began a serious career as a professional artist.