Mind over Matter (Zion I album)

Mind over Matter is the debut studio album by Zion I. It was released by Ground Control Records in 2000. It was nominated for Independent Album of the Year by The Source in 2000.[1]

Mind Over Matter
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 2000 (2000-05-30)
GenreHip hop
LabelGround Control Records
Producer418Hz Productionz
Zion I chronology
Mind Over Matter
Deep Water Slang V2.0
Singles from Mind over Matter
  1. "Inner Light"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Critical"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Revolution"
    Released: 2000

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
The A.V. Clubfavorable[3]

Jon Azpiri of AllMusic gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, writing, "Influenced equally by hip-hop and various forms of electronica, Zion I offers listeners a collage of new sounds mixed with ancient spiritualism."[2] Del F. Cowie of Exclaim! called it "a truly invigorating affair."[4]

In 2015, HipHopDX included it on the "30 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums Since 2000" list.[1]

Track listing

2."Revolution (B-Boy Anthem)"4:11
3."Critical" (featuring Planet Asia)3:57
4."Mysterious Wayz"4:17
5."Tha Choice"1:17
6."Koncrete Jungle"3:57
8."Oh Lawd"0:26
10."How Many"4:36
12."A Little Change"3:39
13."Fools Gold"0:55
15."Rap Degreez"3:03
16."Silly Puddy" (featuring The Grouch)5:34
17."Inner Light"3:14
18."Big Ups"2:39
19."All tha Way" (featuring Knowmatic, Eclipse 427, and Rasco)4:44
21."Inner Light (Icey Mix)"4:26


  1. "The 30 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums Since 2000". HipHopDX. August 26, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  2. Azpiri, Jon. "Mind over Matter - Zion I". AllMusic. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  3. Rabin, Nathan (May 30, 2000). "Zion I: Mind Over Matter". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. Cowie, Del F. (August 2, 2000). "Zion I Mind Over Matter". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  5. Lavenz, Tim (May 15, 2003). "Zion I :: Mind Over Matter :: Ground Control". RapReviews.com. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
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