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! + 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! – 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

“Intention. + Purpose.” AND “Star Of The Story” Tees Available for a FINAL Time

 

BOTH of these shirts are currently in stock and available for the LAST time.
Once these batches sells out…
They are gone for good.

“Intention. + Purpose.”
Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes 

“Star Of The Story”
Available in Women’s sizes

 

BUY SHIRTS HERE


A Zo! Original Tees
“Intention. + Purpose” Designed by Steve Santos for esinessDESIGN
“Star Of The Story” Designed by Robert Roberson
Modeled by Sy Smith

‘SkyBreak’ Documentary OFFICIAL Trailer

I’m so very proud to be able to present this to y’all. After talking about and posting some of the teasers over the last month or so, here is the official trailer for my upcoming SkyBreak Documentary.

Film by Digital Café
Documentary Website

Zo! – ‘SkyBreak’ (2016)

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The third +FE Music release from producer, multi-instrumentalist, and musical director of The Foreign Exchange, Zo!.

The 10 song collection features guest appearances from Eric Roberson, Phonte, Muhsinah, innovative UK soul wonder Dornik, and longtime Dungeon Family affiliate and funk/rock veteran Joi.

01. Lake Erie feat. Sy Smith
02. Starlight feat. Phonte
03. Packing For Chicago feat. Muhsinah
04. I Don’t Mind feat. Shana Tucker
05. Wishing You Well feat. Carmen Rodgers
06. A Season feat. Eric Roberson
07. Just Whatcha Like feat. Joi
08. Lifelines feat. Dornik
09. For Pops
10. Steal My Joy feat. Tamisha Waden

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NEW VIDEO: “California Love – A Triptych” starring Sy Smith, Carmen Rodgers & Zo!

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In the spring of 2015, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Sy Smith came together as an underground soul power trio, playing live shows on the west coast for a stint they called the “California Love Tour”. Director Shawn Carter Peterson filmed the Los Angeles performance and created a beautiful long play video/short film, capturing the trio’s musical mastery and camaraderie in this presentation of three captivating singles from the show. Sy playfully flaunts her quick-paced scatting chops on “Personal Paradise”, Carmen drips with honey-coated cooing on “It’s Me”, and Zo! shows off his piano virtuosity with “Flight Of The Blackbyrd”. The acoustic set exhibits a beautiful simplicity of instrumentation; just piano (Zo!), upright bass (Maurice Ellis) and drums (Stacey Lamont Sydnor) which makes plenty of sonic room to experience the tunes stripped all the way down. And just like the human form, these tunes are even better naked.

Sy Smith – “When I Think Of You” (Produced by Zo! & Sy Smith)

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Sy Smith and I have been making music together since 2008. So when she called me to work on a tribute song to Janet Jackson for my people at SoulBounce, she almost got cussed at (in approval) over the phone. She came through to the studio about a week and a half ago and we went to work on our version of Miss Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” for SoulBounce’s #31DaysOfJanet series this month. We had a ball knocking this one out and I hope y’all enjoy it!!

Sy Smith – “When I Think Of You”
(J. Harris III, T. Lewis)
Produced by Zo! & Sy Smith
Arranged by Sy Smith
All instruments by Zo!
Recorded & mixed by Grant Nicholas at G Nick Studios, North Hollywood,
CA and Zo! at East Wing Studios, Silver Spring, MD
Mastered by Grant Nicholas