The Takeover (album)

The Takeover is a studio album by Zion I. It was released by Gold Dust Media in 2009.[1] It peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.[2]

The Takeover
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 17, 2009 (2009-02-17)
GenreHip hop
LabelGold Dust Media
ProducerAmp Live
Zion I chronology
Heroes in the City of Dope
The Takeover
Atomic Clock
Singles from The Takeover
  1. "Juicy Juice"
    Released: 2008

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 58, based on 7 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

Andres Tardio of HipHopDX gave the album a 2.5 out of 5, writing, "Although they should be applauded for experimentation with different styles, their eagerness to please everyone inevitably took over the album in a negative way."[4] Rachel Swan of East Bay Express called it "a producers' album, wherein all imagination and experimental energy lies in the beats, while the substantive content of the raps ceases to matter."[7]

Track listing

1."The Taking"0:07
2."Geek to the Beat"2:43
4."DJ DJ"3:42
6."Caged Bird Part 1" (featuring Brother Ali)1:10
7."In the Mornin' (Caged Bird Part 2)"1:11
10."Country Baked Yams" (featuring Devin the Dude)0:55
11."Coastin'" (featuring K.Flay)1:38
12."Juicy Juice"1:05
13."Peppermint Patty"1:27
14."Bring In the Light"1:13
15."Legacy" (featuring Ty and Jennifer Johns)1:12


Chart Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[2] 36


  1. "Zion I: The Take Over". Vibe. January 27, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2009.
  2. "Zion I Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  3. "The Take Over by Zion I". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  4. Tardio, Andres (February 18, 2009). "Zion I - The Takeover". HipHopDX. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  5. Berry, David (February 1, 2009). "Zion I: The Take Over". PopMatters. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  6. Reeves, Mosi (January 13, 2009). "Zion-I, 'The TakeOver'". Spin. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  7. Swan, Rachel (February 25, 2009). "Zion-I". East Bay Express. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
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