Heroes in the Healing of the Nation

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Heroes in the Healing of the Nation
Studio album by Zion I & The Grouch
Released March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
Genre Hip hop
Length 56:50
Label Z & G Music
Producer Amp Live, The Grouch, Eligh
Zion I & The Grouch chronology
Heroes in the City of Dope
Heroes in the Healing of the Nation
Singles from Heroes in the Healing of the Nation
  1. "Rockit Man"
    Released: 2011 (2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX favorable[1]
Okayplayer unfavorable[2]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[3]
The Phoenix 3/4 stars[4]
RapReviews.com 8.5/10[5]
The Rap Up 3.5/5 stars[6]

Heroes in the Healing of the Nation is the second collaborative album by Zion I and The Grouch.[7] It was released by Z & G Music on March 22, 2011.[3] It is a follow up to their 2006 collaborative album, Heroes in the City of Dope.[7] It features guest appearances from Fashawn, Casual, and Freeway, among others.[8] It reached number 13 on the Heatseekers Albums chart on the week of April 9, 2011.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Edwin Ortiz of HipHopDX commented that "[Heroes in the Healing of the Nation] invokes a general ambience of positivity that you'll rarely find these days."[1] Meanwhile, Will Georgi of Okayplayer said, "[the] sanctimonious vibe just makes me feel like a difficult teenager and want to do anything but listen to Zion I & The Grouch."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Invitation" (featuring Brother Ali) Amp Live 1:06
2. "Leader" Amp Live 2:46
3. "Victorious People" (featuring Freeway and The R.O.D. Project) Amp Live 4:05
4. "Drop It on the 1" Amp Live 4:16
5. "It's Goin' Down" (featuring Jacob Hemphill) Amp Live 4:36
6. "I Used to Be a Vegan" Amp Live 3:19
7. "Rockit Man" (featuring Silk E) Amp Live 4:24
8. "Be a Father to Your Child" (featuring Roy Ayers) Amp Live, The Grouch 3:47
9. "Healing of the Nation" Amp Live 4:11
10. "Frankenstein" Amp Live 4:10
11. "Plead the Fifth" (featuring Codany Holiday, Fashawn and Casual) Amp Live 4:43
12. "Test of Time" (featuring Marty James) Eligh 4:10
13. "Journey to Forever" (featuring Mystic and Eric Rachmany) Amp Live 7:49
14. "Like a G" (featuring Los Rakas) Amp Live 3:28


Zion I and The Grouch kicked off their national tour for Heroes in the Healing of the Nation on May 19 in San Francisco at the Fillmore. The tour is a testament to the lessons and messages Zion I and The Grouch address in their album—with each stop of the tour having a different local charity attached to it. Full information on the tour can be found at their tour homepage . Zion I and The Grouch have been joined by artists from all over the nation on their tour including Blu, One Be Lo, Aceyalone, Rapper Big Pooh, The Jacka, Mistah FAB, and many more guests along the way from the Bay Area to New York and back again.

Date City Venue Charity
3.19.11 San Francisco, CA Fillmore Acrosports
3.20.11 Fresno, CA Fulton 55 Reading and Beyond
3.21.11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades Sol Collective
3.23.11 Arcata, CA Humbrew Surfrider
3.24.11 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre Hip Hop Congress
3.25.11 Portland, OR Branx Self Enhancement
3.26.11 Seattle, WA Nectars Totem Star
3.27.11 Missoula, MT Palace Lounge Poverello
3.29.11 Park City, UT Star Bar Art Kids
3.30.11 Aspen, CO The Belly Up Aspen Youth
3.31.11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theater Trees, Water, People
4.01.11 Boulder, CO Fox Theater New Horizon Preschool
4.02.11 Denver, CO City Hall Flobots
4.15.11 Madison, WI Majestic Music Makers
4.16.11 Peoria, IL Crusens The Center for Abust Prevention
4.17.11 Chicago, IL Abbey Theater Hip Hop Congress
4.18.11 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop Organize Ohio
4.20.11 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Burlington Health Center
4.21.11 Boston, MA Middle East Club Artists For Humanity
4.22.11 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory The Hip Hop Association
4.23.11 Baltimore, MD The Quarter United Sisters Mentoring Program
4.25.11 Tempe, AZ The Club House Japan Tsunami Relief Efforts
4.26.11 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre J.U.I.C.E.
4.27.11 San Diego, CA House of Blues Power of Change & Ladies of Hope
4.28.11 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Co. Life Water
4.29.11 Santa Clara, CA The Avalon Debug
4.30.11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Holland Projects & Think Kindness
5.01.11 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones Notes for Notes
5.29.11 Shakopee, MN Soundset Music Festival N/A
6.30.11 Rothbury, MI Electric Forest Festival N/A


Chart Peak
Heatseekers Albums[10] 13
Independent Albums[11] 47
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[12] 48
Rap Albums[13] 23


  1. ^ a b Ortiz, Edwin (March 17, 2011). "DX Album Review Bits - Zion I & The Grouch, Luck-One, Closed Sessions: ATX". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Georgi, Will (2011). "Zion I & The Grouch". Okayplayer. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Huff, Quentin B. (June 14, 2011). "Zion I & the Grouch: Heroes in the Healing of the Nation". PopMatters. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Faraone, Chris (May 6, 2011). "Zion I & the Grouch - Heroes In the Healing of the Nation". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ Juon, Steve (March 1, 2011). "Zion I & The Grouch :: Heroes in the Healing of the Nation". RapReviews.com. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ Bardot, Barbie (March 23, 2011). "Review: Zion I & The Grouch – Heroes in the Healing of the Nation". The Rap Up. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Crawford, Matt (March 14, 2011). "Q&A: The Grouch". SF Station. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ Harling, Danielle (February 10, 2011). "Zion I & The Grouch Announce Tour To "Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation"". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 

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