With a catalog that dates back to 2001, Zo! has generated creative interest by completing eight different projects between 2001 to March of 2006. He has had the pleasure of working with artists such as Little Brother, Kev Brown, Platinum Pied Pipers, Sy Smith, YahZarah, Asheru, and Slum Village. The work he completed with Phonte of Little Brother lead to production oppurtunities on the upcoming Foreign Exchange 'Leave It All Behind' ("If She Breaks Your Heart") album along with Little Brother's 'Getback' ("When Everything Is New") release. He and Phonte have since released their ode to 80's music entitled Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80's! on July 22nd of this year.
'Freelance' is a well-crafted spectrum of music that places a heavy emphasis where it should be...on the music. The album showcases Zo! playing every instrument on each of its 15 tracks. Freelance opens with an up-tempo, ‘ode to the supporters’ entitled “Yooou” which features the sultry vocals of Virginia-based vocalist Tiffany Paige. The energy remains a constant through the molasses-thick groove of “Welcome Home”, the funk riffs of “Overnight Experience” and the 10-minute percussion-heavy movement session of “SwingTime”. From the spacey synth-driven sounds of “I-94 East” to the high adrenaline, broken-beat energy brought by the album’s closer, "Inertia", the album shows incredible range. Zo! has a hunger to create consistently great music and Freelance makes that evident. This array of sound will attract a variety of soul, R&B, hip-hop and jazz fans alike.
This quality-driven and cohesive project is certain to peak the interest of listeners while proving itself solid enough to pass the musical test of time.