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.

Zo! – FourFront is HERE …and Available on Vinyl!

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

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)

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)

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (1:02 – 1:55)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Vicky, Is The Water Warm Enough” (5:46 – 7:07) & (21:25 – 21:46)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Vic Mensa

Enemies (Season 1, Episode 4)

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (0:50 – 1:49)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

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

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (0:49 – 1:54)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Raise The Roof” (18:37 – 19:26)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

“Louder Than Lies” (20:28 – 21:03)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

July 8, 1995 (Season 1, Episode 6)

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (90’s Version) (1:19 – 2:04)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

“Runnin'” (4:04 – 5:32)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Lead Vocals by Bashir Salahuddin

“The Black Kids in the White School (College Go-Go Song)” (9:11 – 10:30)
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” (18:55 – 21:10)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Bresha Webb

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.

Intro music: Ski Beatz (@skibeatz) Sponsored by Mo’ Betta Soul clothing: mobettasoul.bigcartel.com Enter code “Negro” to save 10%. Wanna donate? Hit us: $MoBettaSoul

‘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!

NEW Zo! Online Store Rewards Program

Brand new for 2019…
I am introducing a Zo! Rewards Program for my online store!!

Effective IMMEDIATELY
Each time you shop and accumulate $100 at the store online…
You will be sent a personalized coupon code to receive $10 OFF of your next order!!

After each order placed, you will be emailed an update on your current reward status.

For example, if you place an order for $30…
“You are up to 30 points! Currently 70 away from your $10 off Reward!”

Spend $100
Get $10 OFF


Pretty simple, but I wanted to show appreciation to my people who are and have been loyal customers this way.

Much love to you!!
Cheers to the start of an excellent new year!!

CLICK HERE TO START EARNING REWARDS!