Mind over Matter (Zion I album)

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Mind Over Matter
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 2000
Recorded1996 (Venus) 1997–2000
GenreHip hop
Length74:18
LabelGround Control Records
Producer418Hz Productionz
Zion I chronology
Chapter 4
(1999)
Mind Over Matter
(2000)
Deep Water Slang V2.0
(2003)

Mind Over Matter is the debut album from Oakland hip hop group Zion I. The effort was one of the most critically acclaimed underground Hip Hop albums of the year 2000, popular for their use of futuristic beats, live instrumentation and positive, socially conscious lyrics. Mind Over Matter was nominated for Independent Album of the Year by The Source in 2000. Their past singles "Inner Light" and "Critical" were featured here, as well as the single "Revolution (B-Boy Anthem)"'.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Creation" 418 Hz Productionz Mrs. Gaines
2 "Revolution (B-Boy Anthem)" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
3 "Critical" 418 Hz Productionz Zion, Planet Asia
4 "Mysterious Wayz" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
5 "Tha Choice" 418 Hz Productionz Carolyn Gaines, Khalid Aalim
6 "Koncrete Jungle" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
7 "Metropolis" 418 Hz Productionz *Instrumental*
8 "Oh Lawd" 418 Hz Productionz *Instrumental*
9 "Trippin'" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
10 "How Many" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
11 "Elevation" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
12 "A Little Change" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
13 "Fools Gold" 418 Hz Productionz *Instrumental*
14 Venus] 418 Hz Productionz Zion
15 "Rap Degreez" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
16 "Silly Puddy" 418 Hz Productionz Zion, The Grouch
17 "Inner Light" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
18 "Big Ups" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
19 "All tha Way" 418 Hz Productionz Zion, Knowmatic, Eclipse 427, Rasco
20 "One" 418 Hz Productionz Zion
21 "Inner Light (Icey Mix)" 418 Hz Productionz Zion

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Inner Light"
"Critical"
  • Released: 1999
  • B-side: "Venus"
"Revolution (B-Boy Anthem)"
  • Released: 2000
  • B-side:
"One"
  • Released: 2005 (International release only)
  • B-side: "Trippin'"

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
The Source3/5 stars [2]
Alternative Press4/5 stars [2]
Muzik4/5 stars [2]
RapReviews.com4.5/5 stars [3]
Reviewhiphop(95/100)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mind over Matter at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b c "Zion I - Mind Over Matter CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2000-06-06. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  3. ^ "Zion I :: Mind Over Matter :: Ground Control". Rapreviews.com. 2003-05-15. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  4. ^ http://reviewhiphop.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/zion-i-mind-over-matter-2000/