So I know I just posted this in the newest Zion I thread but after some contemplation and boredom I decided it was very thread worthy. AmpLive is the Disc Jockey/Producer for Zion I and has also produced a lot of work on his own (see Rainydayz - http://www.onesevensevensix.com/amplive/index.html
). I've been lucky enough to see him and Zumbi perform live in Denva a handful of times, and all I have to say is that they embody the spirit of real Hip Hop.
Amp used to have a web streamed radio show called The Science of Breath Radio, which I can't find anymore (so fucking shitty....anyone know a link?). During the time period in which he was updating TSBR regularly he also started a new site called Beat Driven Radio. This is a site where he takes a handful of mostly instrumental tracks from all sorts of different artists and throws them together into one giant mix. So far he's done 7 episodes and seems to be ramping up the speed at which he releases them. All the episodes are also free through iTunes, which is fucking tight cuz it means you don't need the internetz to get down to some funky beats.
I know there's a ton of music heads out there that will really dig this shit. Amp and Zumbi are just two people underground who are holding it down hard. I leave it to you to reject the spoonfed tasteless crap that is constantly shoved down your throats through every form of media today and find your own niche, find your own music, explore and enlighten yourself.