Editors’ Notes Headquartered in Oakland, Zion I have been putting out hyper-original, outside-of-the-box, next-level hip-hop since the late '90s. Atomic Clock is their seventh full-length since 2000's breakthrough Mind Over Matter, and is both inherently funky and pleasantly unpredictable. Amp Live's production is razor sharp as always, a futuristic blend of boom-bap, electro, and reggae, while Zumbi's one-of-a-kind flow adapts itself perfectly to the varied moods. The overall vibe is slightly mellower and more introspective than some of their recent efforts, but there are still a few club bangers in the mix. Guest spots are kept to a minimum (they include Macklemore, Rebelution, Martin Luther, and Locksmith), giving the duo plenty of space to do their own thing. Highlights include the dubbed-out "Signs of Light," feel-good jam "Always," throw-your-hands-up anthem "The Sealing," and autobiographical tale "The History," that takes listeners back to their early days as an up-and-coming college crew with a major label deal. Though they may never crossover into the mainstream consciousness, this album proves that they've never fallen off.

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Foreword
1
0:25
 
Always
2
2:34
 
4U
3
3:18
 
The Sealing
4
3:10
 
Signs of Light
5
3:20
 
Polarity (feat. Macklemore & Locksmith)
6
3:34
 
Girlz (feat. Martin Luther)
7
3:03
 
Many Stylez (feat. Rebelution)
8
4:32
 
North Star
9
3:55
 
The Sun Came Out
10
4:33
 
Infatuation
11
2:45
 
The History
12
2:33
 
Auto Automic
13
2:26
 

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