“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! & Tall Black Guy – Abstractions

01. Talkin’ To Myself (feat. BeMyFiasco)
02. Sightseeing* (feat. Pirahnahead & Diviniti)
03. The Ride (feat. Sy Smith, Black Milk & Elzhi)
04. Blackout
05. I Love The Way (feat. Omar)
06. Hold My Hand* (feat. Darien Brockington, Muhsinah & Phonte)
07. Northland (feat. DJ Dez)
08. Connected (feat. Josh Milan)
09. Epilogue*

Produced by Zo! & Tall Black Guy
*Produced by Zo! & Tall Black Guy & Phonte
Recorded by Zo! & Tall Black Guy at East Wing Studios, Silver Spring, MD
Mixed by Zo! & Phonte
Mastered by Chris Boerner at The Burlap Palace
Artwork by Rachel Stewart
Layout & Design by Chris Charles

Zo! & Tall Black Guy – “Hold My Hand” (feat. Darien Brockington, Muhsinah & Phonte)

Zo! & Tall Black Guy
Hold My Hand (feat. Darien Brockington, Muhsinah & Phonte)

(L. Ferguson, T. Wallace, P. Coleman)
Produced by Zo! & Tall Black Guy
All Vocals by Darien Brockington, Muhsinah & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo! & Tall Black Guy
Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music (BMI)/Tall Black Guy Entertainment (BMI)/BeMyPublishing (ASCAP)

Artwork by Rachel Stewart
Single taken from our forthcoming album, Abstractions

Zo! – FourFront (2019)

Zo! – FourFront 
Released August 9, 2019

“Decked out with feel-good love and it-could-be-love songs tidily arranged over a sturdy post-disco/pre-new jack swing foundation, it similarly features a shifting cast of guest vocalists known and new to Zo! sessions.” – Andy Kellman for AllMusic.com

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)

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

Black History Month Spectacular (Episode 1)

Celebrate Black History Month as only Sherman can. Sherman and his dancers are back to shine a light on Black icons in a way that will make the annual February observance of Black History Month all his own… in June.

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (0:20 – 0:37)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Lift Every Trap And Sing (2:14 – 2:56)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Vocals by Bresha Webb & Bashir Sulahudden

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (2013 Version) (13:35 – 13:43)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Whoop De Kids (33:48 – 34:35)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
All Vocals by Phonte

Sing Me A Lullabye (39:26 – 40:03)
Produced by Zo! & Phonte
All Instruments by Zo!
Lead Vocals by Vic Mensa
Background Vocals by Phonte

Theme From Sherman’s Showcase (70’s/80’s Version) (44:33 – 44:50)
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

‘Piano & A Microphone’ …Quick Shed Session

Shed time.
Houston and Dallas, see y’all soon.

Friday, September 28, 2018 – HOUSTON, TX
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
Green Mill Social Club
630 S Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77047
Doors: 7p | Show: 8p
BUY TICKETS

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – DALLAS, TX
Zo! + Carmen Rodgers
South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
FREE with RSVP

Making SkyBreak Nominated in TWO categories at The Black Reel Awards!

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Making SkyBreak has been nominated in two categories at The Black Reel Awards!

• Outstanding Independent Documentary •
Making SkyBreak Directed by Donnie Seals Jr.

• Outstanding Song •
“Starlight” by Zo! featuring Phonte

Feels great to be nominated and hopefully we can also pull out a victory! We’ll see!
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

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