MP3: Zane One – “Kingdom Zane One Releases Another Track From Debut Album, Calling Out Those Who Disrespect The Mic
After releasing her first single, “Zane One,” from her debut album L.A. Woman, Zane One is back with another track from the LP entitled, “Kingdom”. This time, she exposes the flaws of hip-hop over a dub-influenced beat, filled with crispy drums and a thick riding bass line. With “Kingdom”, Zane One continues to set herself apart from the masses, as her verses aggressively confirm the current state of hip-hop. Despite the troubles she reveals, Zane also expresses her efforts to stay true, with lines like, “According to the underground you’re exploiting / The thing I’m restoring, you’re not supporting / Hip-hop’s been limpin’ along like she on morphine / And I’m not affording ’cause I’m not conforming.” Zane takes a clear stance on her feelings toward sellouts and the song serves as a warning to those who disrespect the “Kingdom” by compromising the integrity of their music for the pursuit of wealth.
To say that the art of hip-hop is in her blood would be a massive understatement if referring to Zane One. Zane is the last born daughter of a pastor/poet as well as sister and cousin to the members of the legendary Los Angeles underground group LPG. She has opened for Cody Chestnut, and wrote songs alongside John Villa Lobos. With 20 years of hip-hop under her belt, countless shows, classic projects and a strong, unique sense of fashion, Zane will not only remind you why female emcees belong in the game, but also how aggressive and skillful artistry can manifest where you least expect it. An example of that artistry is available now in the form of Zane One (L.A. Woman), Zane One’s debut album, courtesy of AudioSketchBook / End Of Earth Records.