My Rating: 63% (C)
Pitchfork Rating: N/A
Rolling Stone Rating: N/A
Metacritic Rating: 58%
Average Rating: 60.5%
Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):
- The Taking
- Geek To The Beat
- DJ DJ
- Caged Bird Part 1 Feat. Brother Ali
- In The Mornin’
- Country Baked Yams Feat. Devin The Dude
- Juicy Juice
- Peppermint Patty
- Bring In The Light
- Legacy Feat. Ty & Jennifer Johns
Favourite Song on Album:
Listen to This Album When You’re:
Wanting a good mix of African beats with some alternative hip-hop.
Thoughts on Album Cover:
Love it, it really fits the overall vibe of the album, and is just really beautiful.
Want to Own on Vinyl?:
It’s funny, before sitting down to listen to the album as a whole I would’ve said absolutely, but seeing as there is a lot of dead space between the songs I’m really into, I’d say no now.
I got into Zion I at the same time as other artists like Blackalicious, The Mighty Underdogs, and Brother Ali. So he automatically gets points for being grouped with those groups who were really important to my musical formation in High school. The Take Over is a pretty okay inclusion in my music library, the only problem is that there are quite a few misses for me on this album, but the songs that land are solid.