Based in SF, Zamon, or better known by his stage name Z-Man (also goes by Z-Mainey, Z-Dazzle), is an acclaimed underground rapper and painter from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Frequent collaborator with artists in a collective called "Gurp City"( Sacred Hoop, Grand Invincible, G-Pek, Conceit, TOPR, MC Oroville and Bay Area legend Eddie Def) as well as with other iconic collectives of the likes of Hieroglyphics Crew, Disflex.6, and Refill Records , Zman has been releasing 8 full lenght albums in the past 19 years.
Z-man's first album appearance was with his group '99th Demention' (circa 1996) consisting of Z Man hmself, King Maz, Young Slim, Rated R, Rev Cope and P.B.F.-1. The group was compared to 'The Pharcyde' early on, despite having a unique style. After their first album together, the group members began working on solo projects.
H released two solo albums in 2003 and 2003 produced by the Hieroglyphics label, Dope or Dog Food? and Anti-Nerd.In 2008, he signed as a solo artist to San Francisco label Machete Vox Records, working on an album titled Six Pack Of Dynamite, produced by BOAC and DNAE BEATS.The same year his group 'One Block Radius' get signed with Mercury/Island/Def Jam Records.
Z-Man is also a painter with a broad body of acrylic on canvas paintings that portray cartoon style hybrid creatures in vibrant, bold color schemes, that often have thematic references to black culture. He paints all of his album covers and T-shirt designs, and has painted and drawn many album covers for other hip hop artists.
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