IN THE STUDIO with Zo! & Tall Black Guy – Abstractions (Episode 03)

Just as the pandemic was beginning to shut everything down back in March of 2020, Donnie Seals of Digife captured Tall Black Guy and I creating and recording in the studio for three consecutive days. We were working through sessions and material that would result in our album, Abstractions.

In this third and FINAL episode, take a glance behind the scenes and observe how we joined creative forces to put together what would become our opening track (and first single), “Talkin’ To Myself” featuring BeMyFiasco.

Film by Digife

Abstractions is out NOW via +FE Music

IN THE STUDIO with Zo! & Tall Black Guy – Abstractions (Episode 02) | Film by Digife

Just as the pandemic was beginning to shut everything down back in March of 2020, Donnie Seals of Digife captured Tall Black Guy and I creating and recording in the studio for three consecutive days. We were working through sessions and material that would result in our first collaborative album, Abstractions.

Take a glance behind the scenes at how we work together, our process and how we joined creative forces in episode two of three.

Film by Digife

Abstractions is out EVERYWHERE
On +FE Music

IN THE STUDIO with Zo! & Tall Black Guy – Abstractions (Episode 01) | Film by Digife

Just as the pandemic was beginning to shut everything down back in March of 2020, Donnie Seals of Digife captured Tall Black Guy and I creating and recording in the studio for three consecutive days. We were working through sessions and material that would result in our first collaborative album, Abstractions.

Take a glance behind the scenes at how we work together, our process and how we joined creative forces in episode one of three.

Film by Digife

Abstractions is out EVERYWHERE
On +FE Music

“Sightseeing” (Zo! & Tall Black Guy – OFFICIAL Abstractions Album Trailer)

Zo! & Tall Black Guy
Abstractions Album Trailer
Video by Digife
City footage captured by LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson
Abstractions is available NOW

Sightseeing (feat. Pirahnahead & Diviniti)
(L. Ferguson, T. Wallace, P. Coleman)
Produced by Zo! & Tall Black Guy & Phonte
Lead Vocals by Pirahnahead & Diviniti
Background Vocals by Pirahnahead, Diviniti & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo! & Tall Black Guy, except
Saxophone by LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson
Trumpet by Aaron Janik

City of
Motown 
Woodward Ave, Cass Tech
Eastern Market, 7 Mile
Sweetwater, Aretha

In the city

City of
Greektown
Spectacles, Outer Dr
New Dance Show, Belle Isle
Bread Basket, The Shelter

In the city
In the city

Zo! + Sy Smith “Body Rock” (Acoustic version)

In our now 12+ years of working together, I think it’s safe to say by now that my sister Sy Smith and I have accumulated some gahtdamn jams. This one was written with our brother Phonte and closed out my 2013 album #ManMade.

Since it looks like we’re gonna be in the house for awhile, Sy and I decided to have some fun with it.  #ZoAndSySmith #Acoustic #AtTheCrib #CribJams #WeGonBeHereForAMinute

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.