The NEW EP "The PATH TO THE HEART" Produced By Rick Haze Out Now!!! on all major digital streaming platforms
"BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PLANT BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW"
- REGGAE GENREAL, TRUTH N ROOTZ (2019)
The Main Lion, Ze-ion
Joseph Zizzo, Born october 11th 1996, in the greater lake zurich area in chicago illinois. spending most of his youth focusing on MUSIC and OUTSIDE physical activities, he always felt a deep connection to the earth and THE SOUNDS OF nature. joey STARTED HIS MUSICAL JOURNEY IN 2008 PLAYING KEYS AND EVENTUALLY PICKING UP GUITAR AS WELL. by his freshman year in high school, he discovered the HEALING benefits of MARIJUANA AND herbal medication and began growing it himself. through the cultivation of Marijuana, he started researching SELF MEDITATION & the KUNDALINI LIFESTYLe and made his first contacts with reggae music and jamaican culture.
upon GRADUating High school in 2015, joey took time away from his job, moving form chicago to oregon to focus on learning about the cultivation of Marijuana. during his time in oregon, joey started getting more in touch with who he was as a person, learning about RAStafari and living ital. he began research into jamaican culture, immersing himself in the music of native jamaican legends such as sizzla, richie spice, capleton, luciano & midnite.
ze-ion RETURNED BACK TO CHICAGO in 2016 to focus ON MUSIC and build up a financial foundation in the meantime as well. during this time he came across a record called "round the clock" by tribal seedS’ guitarist Gonzo. he researched the record and found out it was produced by a guy from florida named Rick Haze, WHO HAS WORKED WITH SOME OF THE BEST UP AND COMING MODERN REGGAE ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. Talents INCLUDING THE LEGENDARY VAUGHN BENJAMIN (MIDNITE/AKAE BEKA), INNA VISION, THE MOVEMENT, TRIBAL SEEDS, GONZO, iya terra, KATCHAFIRE & MORE. so joey DECIDED TO REACH OUT. RICK, replied and was more then willing to work. joey and the two began work HIS SONG "THE VIBES".
in 2018 joey was HIT WITH devastation. HE WAS FIRED FROM HIS JOB AND he found out at the same time that HIS long time GIRLFRIEND had been seeing someone else. after the crazy double blow that left his life up in the air, joey SHIFTED HIS FOCUS TOWARDS MUSIC FULL TIME, turning struggle to strength AND THUS, ZE-ION WAS BORN. joey travelled to orlando, florida and entered the studio with rick haze. He Finished recording his first full legnth record, Truth n Rootz. the album was released on January 15th, 2o19.
upon the release of truth n rootz in 2019, he flew back to florida to record his second record, Ancient ways with Rick. the record dropped on november 23rd, 2019 and featured a guest verse from established reggae artist Fikir amlak.
now here in 2020, ze-ion has recently relocated to orlando florida and has spent most of the year focusing on staying positive. Joey has been honing his skills in music production and recording his latest ep titled "The path to the heart" set to drop 3 days from the 1 year anniversary of his second record on november 20th, 2020.
"with an original style and positive energy flowing from every pore, ZE-ION immediately brings an uplifting vibe TO ANY ROOM HE STEPS IN"