Zo! – FourFront (2019)

Zo! – FourFront 
Released August 9, 2019
Lyrics and Liner Notes
PURCHASE VINYL

01. On The Four (feat. Carmen Rodgers)
02. Smile (feat. Devin Morrison)
03. Neither One Of Us (feat. Madison McFerrin & Phonte)
04. For Moms (feat. Deborah Bond)
05. Bet You Wonder (feat. Madison McFerrin)
06. Love Up (feat. Carmen Rodgers & Eric Roberson)
07. Crash (feat. Sy Smith)
08. Sweat (feat. Stokley)
09. Step Up Front (feat. Deborah Bond)

Photo by Antoine Lyers
Design and Layout by Chris Charles
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Boerner

FourFront is available on
Amazon
Apple iTunes
Apple Music
Beatport
Deezer
Google Play
Spotify
Tidal

‘Making SkyBreak’ is available NOW!!!

Man.
It’s here… It’s HERE!!
The Making SkyBreak Documentary is now available.
A personal album deserves a very personal film, right? I LOVE the way Digifé was able to capture behind-the-scenes work for #SkyBreak, accurately depict the personalities of my folks who contributed to the album… We even got Momma Zo! and my sister (Sister Zo!? lol) to sit down for interviews. I really can’t begin to go into how extremely PROUD I am of this project. I’m absolutely appreciative of the work put in by Donnie, Eric, Raphael and Avery… I’m even MORE excited that everyone now has an opportunity to watch the finished product.

Making SkyBreak includes appearances from Phonte, Carmen Rodgers, Sy Smith, Joi, Waajeed, Shana Tucker, Tamisha Waden, Duane Powell, LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson, Kristopher Crosby, Kamau Inaede, Aaron Abernathy, RoddyRod and Zana Smith (of Spectacles Detroit)

WATCH MAKING SKYBREAK HERE!

Stream Making SkyBreak on KweliTV

Tour Dates

Zo! Tour Dates

FourFront Release Shows

Capital Jazz SuperCruise – January 16 – 24, 2020
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers

FourFront Listening Parties

**These Are Not Performances**

Saturday, December 21, 2019 – ST. LOUIS, MO
FourFront Listening Party + Meet & Greet/Q&A with Zo!
Sophie’s Artist Lounge & Cocktail Bar
3224 Locust Street, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103
TBA

Past Listening Parties for FourFront:
Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Jacksonville, FL, Miami, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Richmond, VA, St. Louis, MO, Toronto, ON, Washington D.C.

For booking inquiries, please Contact:
Booking Agent || The Empire Agency
Zack Johnson || zack@empireagency.com

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Zo! + Carmen Rodgers “Piano & A Microphone” Dates

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Zo! on Piano. Carmen on vocals. Intimate venues. Playing jams.

TBA

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Zo! MasterClass Workshops

TBA

Zo! & Tall Black Guy Creating “Step Up Front” in the studio.

There were a plenty of “special” moments that occurred during the recording of FourFront.… I’m just happy to have captured one of them.

During only the second studio session that Tall Black Guy and I worked together in, the music for “Step Up Front” happened… …….And I happened to have the camera on for it.

Runnit and learn about the song’s story also.

Sherman’s Showcase Music Breakdown

Meet Sherman (Season 1, Episode 1)

Meet Sherman introduces Sherman McDaniels, host of Sherman’s Showcase. John Legend walks us through a history of The Showcase – from Sherman’s parentage, to the origin of the show, with highlights throughout the show’s run from 1972-present day.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (1:19 – 2:57)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“That Ain’t Right” (3:59 – 5:12)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Drop It Low (For Jesus)” (18:47 – 19:44)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Written by Phonte Coleman, Diallo Riddle & Zuri Salahuddin
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Zuri Salahuddin

“That Ain’t Right Again” (20:12 – 20:50)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

The Showcase Dancers (Season 1, Episode 2)

Host, Nigel Lythgoe introduces the dancers of Sherman’s Showcase and shares significant moments in the series, including marriages between dancers, dancer-based controversies, and the show’s only robotic dancer, the Funk-A-Tron 2000.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (1:19 – 2:57)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Time Loop” (14:23 – 16:51)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Written by Phonte Coleman, Diallo Riddle
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Ne-Yo

Behind The Charade (Season 1, Episode 3)

Host Morris Day, documents the rise, fall and rise of iconic pop star, Charade, from his discovery on Sherman’s Showcase through his historic 2007 comeback.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:50 – 1:44)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Vicki, Is The Water Warm Enough” (5:34 – 6:56) & (21:14 – 21:36)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Vic Mensa

Enemies (Season 1, Episode 4)

Sherman reflects on his many haters over the decades as we dig into the rivalries and feuds of The Showcase. Turns out, genuine friendship is a rare commodity in showbiz, especially if you’re talking about frenemies John Legend and Common.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (0:38 – 1:35)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

The Ladies Of The Showcase (Season 1, Episode 5)

Host Mary J. Blige introduces just some of the female artists who used Sherman’s Showcase as a launchpad for their careers. Performances include an unusual rap battle, a black girl magic act, and a performance by Mary herself.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (0:36 – 1:41)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Raise The Roof” (18:26 – 19:15)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

“Louder Than Lies” (20:17 – 20:52) & (21:18 – 21:38)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

July 8, 1995 (Season 1, Episode 6)

A very ’90s episode of “Sherman’s Showcase from July 8, 1995. Sherman’s producer called it “the single best episode in the history of the show.” Performers include Big Freddy Payne, a go-go band and a trailer for a movie about Montell Jordan.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (90’s Version) (1:06 – 1:52)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Runnin'” (3:52 – 5:20)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Lead Vocals by Bashir Salahuddin

“The Black Kids in the White School (College Go-Go Song)” (8:59 – 10:18) & (21:18 – 21:36)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Bass & Guitar by Zo!
Drums by Chris “Biscuit” Bynum
Percussion by Leroy “Boogie” Greer
Lead Mic by Phonte

“This Is My Fantasy” (18:44 – 20:58)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

White Music (Season 1, Episode 7)

An aging punk singer explores the many different white artists who have performed on “Sherman’s Showcase.” Sherman used his show as a platform to try and bridge the racial gap. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it was awkward.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:50 – 1:32)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Ray J’s Showcase (Season 1, Episode 8)

In the season finale, Sherman is shocked to find himself in a world turned upside down, where Ray J is the host of his Showcase. Sherman races to uncover what triggered this alternate universe and finds himself face-to-face with an unexpected foe.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:41 – 0:51)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Gauntlet Song” (1:26 – 2:28)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Time Loop” (11:59 – 15:26)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
Written by Phonte Coleman, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Ne-Yo

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (19:48 – 20:25)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“That Ain’t Right” (20:46 – 21:06)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Zo! – “Smile” (feat. Devin Morrison)

“Smile” is available on:
Amazon
Apple Music/iTunes

Deezer
Google Play
Spotify

Tidal

Smile featuring Devin Morrison
(L. Ferguson, D. Morrison, P. Coleman)
Produced by Zo! and Phonte for Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music/The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
All instruments: Zo!
All vocals: Devin Morrison

Mixing and Mastering: Chris Boerner
Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music (BMI)/Project Orange (BMI)/Daddy’s New Bowtie (ASCAP)

Photo Credit: Toine Jameson
Design: Chris Charles

From Zo!’s forthcoming album, FourFront

Video: Chris Charles | Model: Zoya Yaseka

Zo! appears on “The Negro League” Podcast hosted by Preach Jacobs

This episode of TNL, Preach (@preachjacobs) talks to Zo! (1:48)(@zo3hree5ive)about his ‘Piano & A Microphone’ tour with Carmen Rodgers as they are set to hit Columbia, SC May 4th – cop tickets HERE. We talk about his first music placement and even his Detroit Lions.

Next we speak to the founder of At Shaun’s Table (@atshaunstable) Shaun Adams (44:21) as we talk about black authors, black business and what it means to create food with love and other black foolishness.

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