Friday, July 20, 2007

New Zimbabwe Legit LP, coming Fall 2007!

Coming Fall 2007 - Zimbabwe Legit - House of Stone. A brand new album by the Z to the L featuring appearances by the likes of Vast Aire, Chubb Rock, of dead prez, Prince Po, YZ, Cadence and more.

Who is Zimbabwe Legit? Consisting of emcees doomE Right and Akim, its a group formed by the two blood brothers as they burst onto the US hip-hop scene in the early 90s. They were a pioneering group in that they were one of the first African hip-hop artists to put out a record with a major US label.

As fate would have it though, that label would go under, and the brothers would remain in limbo - left to find their way in hip-hop through other endeavors, vehicles, forums and even groups. OUt of this adversity O.U.O was born, a related group that consists of doomE and his cousin Pep.

More than a decade after Zimbabwe Legit had completed their full length album that never saw the light of day, they found a label and situation that would enable to release the lost tapes and re-introduce the world to the Brothers from the Mother.

The downtime for the group can hardly be considered a hiatus. After finishing college doomE Right remained on the scene releasing records, recording and performing with O.U.O. Akim continued to make a living as a performance artist in NYC embracing all the elements of hip-hop from dance to beatboxing and of course rhyming.
-Off the Zimbabwe Legit Myspace Page

If you all know about ZL, you should be very exited about this release. Can't wait for the shit to drop! Make sure you keep your eyes out for this one. Tell your local record stores too.

Peep one of the tracks off the LP @
"A Fitting Tribute" is the title of the track, it is short...
But very sweet.

Zimbabwe Legit ft. Mike G - Where I'm At