is the second collaborative album by Heroes in the Healing of the Nation Zion I and The Grouch. It was released by Z & G Music on March 22, 2011.  It is a follow up to their 2006 collaborative album,  . Heroes in the City of Dope It features guest appearances from  Fashawn, Casual, and Freeway, among others. It reached number 13 on the  Heatseekers Albums chart on the week of April 9, 2011. 
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." 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." 
Track listing [ edit ]
(featuring Brother Ali)
Amp Live 1:06
(featuring Freeway and The R.O.D. Project) Amp Live
"Drop It on the 1"
"It's Goin' Down"
(featuring Jacob Hemphill) Amp Live
"I Used to Be a Vegan"
(featuring Silk E) Amp Live
"Be a Father to Your Child"
(featuring Roy Ayers) Amp Live,
The Grouch 3:47
"Healing of the Nation"
"Plead the Fifth"
(featuring Codany Holiday, Fashawn and Casual) Amp Live
"Test of Time"
(featuring Marty James)
"Journey to Forever"
(featuring Mystic and Eric Rachmany) Amp Live
"Like a G"
(featuring Los Rakas) Amp Live
Touring [ edit ]
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.
San Francisco, CA
Reading and Beyond
Ace of Spades
Hip Hop Congress
Park City, UT
The Belly Up
Ft. Collins, CO
Trees, Water, People
New Horizon Preschool
The Center for Abust Prevention
Hip Hop Congress
Burlington Health Center
Middle East Club
Artists For Humanity
The Hip Hop Association
United Sisters Mentoring Program
The Club House
Japan Tsunami Relief Efforts
Los Angeles, CA
El Rey Theatre
San Diego, CA
House of Blues
Power of Change & Ladies of Hope
San Luis Obispo, CA
SLO Brewing Co.
Santa Clara, CA
Grand Sierra Resort
Holland Projects & Think Kindness
Santa Barbara, CA
Notes for Notes
Soundset Music Festival
Electric Forest Festival
References [ edit ]
^ 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
^ a b Georgi, Will (2011). "Zion I & The Grouch". Okayplayer . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ a b Huff, Quentin B. (June 14, 2011). "Zion I & the Grouch: Heroes in the Healing of the Nation". PopMatters . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ Faraone, Chris (May 6, 2011). "Zion I & the Grouch - Heroes In the Healing of the Nation". . Archived from The Phoenix the original on April 23, 2016 . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ Juon, Steve (March 1, 2011). "Zion I & The Grouch :: Heroes in the Healing of the Nation". RapReviews.com . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ Bardot, Barbie (March 23, 2011). "Review: Zion I & The Grouch – Heroes in the Healing of the Nation". The Rap Up . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ a b Crawford, Matt (March 14, 2011). "Q&A: The Grouch". SF Station . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ Harling, Danielle (February 10, 2011). "Zion I & The Grouch Announce Tour To "Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation. "" HipHopDX . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ "Heatseekers Albums". . April 9, 2011 Billboard . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
^ "The Grouch - Chart history - Rap Albums". Billboard . Retrieved . April 11, 2016
External links [ edit ]