True & Livin'

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True & Livin'
Studio album by Zion I
Released April 19, 2005
Genre Hip hop
Label LiveUp Records
Producer Amp Live
Zion I chronology
Deep Water Slang V2.0
True & Livin'
Break a Dawn
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
RapReviews 9/10 stars [1] 8/10 stars [2] 4/5 stars [3] 4/5 stars [4]
PrefixMag 7/10 stars [5]
XLR8R (Favorable) [7]
VIBE (Favorable) [8]
Dusted (Favorable) [9]
PopMatters (Favorable) [10]

True & Livin is the third album from Oakland Hip hop duo Zion I, their first on self-owned LiveUp Records. Zion and Amp Live expand their creative and experimental sounds on the album, featuring a wide range of musical styles, laced with intelligent, socially conscious lyrics. Album guests include Talib Kweli, Aesop Rock, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Gift of Gab and Gabby La La.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "True" Amp Live Fred Hampton, Jr., M'kai Yi
2 "Doin' My Thang" Amp Live MC Zumbi
3 "Bird's Eye View" Amp Live MC Zumbi
4 "The Bay" Amp Live MC Zumbi, T Real, Big Cleezy
5 "Luv" Amp Live MC Zumbi
6 "Soo Tall" Amp Live MC Zumbi, Omega Rae
7 "I Need Mo" Amp Live MC Zumbi
8 "Rockin'" Amp Live *Instrumental*
9 "Temperature" Amp Live MC Zumbi, C. Holiday, Talib Kweli
10 "One Chance" Amp Live MC Zumbi, Gabby La La (sitar), Mike Tiger (keyboard)
11 "Amerika" Amp Live MC Zumbi
12 "Poems 4 Post Modern Decay" Amp Live MC Zumbi, Aesop Rock, Ise Lyfe
13 "Heads Up" Amp Live MC Zumbi
14 "Next to U" Amp Live MC Zumbi
15 "What U Hear" Amp Live MC Zumbi, Del the Funky Homosapien
16 "Stranger in My Home" Amp Live MC Zumbi, C. Holiday, Gift of Gab
17 "Oh Lawd Blues" Amp Live, Zion MC Zumbi
18 "Livin'" Amp Live Fred Hampton, Jr.

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Bird's Eye View"
  • Released: 2005
  • B-side: "Luv"
"Soo Tall"
  • Released: 2006
  • B-side:


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