Z1 Nation, the former leader of the hot young rap group the UNDALRDS, steps out on his own to bring you his solo project entitled, "Z1 Nation: Chapter 1"
Z1, born in Pittsburgh as Nigel Ash, has been rapping and performing since the tender age of 7, when he recorded his first album entitled, “Zeke: Magnificent Energy.” Z1 took some time off from rap to pursue acting, landing a role in “The Haunting Hour: Don't Think about It,” a Universal Pictures production. He enrolled in Roger's Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts and continued on to Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, majoring in Theatre Arts.
He returned to his first love, music, in 2008 when he created, the UNDALRDS a group consisting of himself and his six brothers. The UNDALRDS' are an edgy, underground phenomenon, and as their leader, Z1 introduced you to his raw, gritty, rap style. The UNDALRDS combined their high energy rap shows with impromptu dance battles that kept audiences on their feet.
Now, with the release of his solo project, Z1 is peeling off his UL T-shirt to unveil another side of himself. Z1 symbolizes real hip hop. His style is three-dimensional, and each side contains a different style that sends a positive message to people of all ages. Z1 creates three distinctive personalities, Black Superman, Poetry (the hip hop Casanova), and Zeke Brictop (the lyrical surgeon).
Black Superman's mission is to save the game by bringing back real hip hop. Drawing from hip hop legends such as Nas, Wu-Tang, Common, and Talib Kweli, Black Superman uses his lyrical power to bring “real” hip hop back to a younger audience. He incorporates a style that is reminiscent of old skool rap paying homage to the roots of hip hop with songs like, “Coast to Hip Hop Ave.” His rhymes touch you mentally and physically making you want to think but defying you to stay still while you do it.
Poetry aims strictly for the ladies' hearts. He uses his romantic lyrical tactics, his sweet singing abilities, along with his smooth, crisp, dance moves to grab the ladies' eyes. With songs like, “Move,” “Tunnel Vision,” and “Shine with Me.” Poetry is sure to sweep the ladies off of their feet.
Zeke Brictop is the battle rapper side of Z1 Nation. He uses his words with great precision, lyrically annihilating all competition.
Z1Nation is the full package, by combining these three distinct styles, Z1 Nation puts on a show that is sure to captivate audiences of all ages and genders. Z1Nation is surely one to watch. He is the “Next Big Thing”, and one listen to his solo project, “Z1Nation: Chapter 1,” will prove that.
INFLUENCES: Nas, Eminem, Wu-Tang, Method Man, Big L, and Brictop