The Legacy of Zion I’s Steve ‘Zumbi’ Gaines, who Passed at Age 49

In 2000, hip-hop was in a very different place than it is today. Outkast’s Stankonia, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP, and Jay-Z’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia topped the annual charts; Nelly released his first album; Big Pun released his last; and through all of the sonic experimentation ranging a broader geographic scope than ever before, much of the scene focused on the Bay…