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Zo! & Tigallo: Zo! & Tigallo Love The 80s

4.3 Stars (16 customer reviews)
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Detroit-area born, DC-area based musician Zo! and rapper/singer Phonte of the group Little Brother join together for Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80's, a collection of 80's cover songs. The duo started collaborating back in 2006, starting with their take on Joe Jackson's classic "Steppin Out." Afterwards, they recorded and released covers of Toto's "Africa" and a-ha's "Take On Me" to both critical acclaim and fan approval.

"We started out doing this project just for fun," states Phonte. "But although we did it for fun, this is not a 'joke' record by any means. Me and Zo take our work very seriously, and have the utmost respect for all the artists that we covered."

With nine solo projects to his credit, Zo! has also worked with a number of artists including: Slum Village, Asheru, Kev Brown, Platinum Pied Pipers, and Little Brother. He describes working on Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80's as 'a very detailed process,' and explains just how tedious the recording sessions for the project were.

"Me and Phonte are music fanatics," he says. "We both had a friendly competition and a mutual respect for each other while working on this record, and neither of us wanted to look bad in front of the other one. We really pushed each other to work harder, and in the end it made us both better musicians."

In addition to Zo's production, the duo also reached out to Bay Area producer Trackademicks and Foreign Exchange boardsmith Nicolay for additional remixes of their covers.

"Adding Track and Nicolay to the project really added another dimension," says Phonte. "Their remixes are like brand new songs in themselves and put a totally different twist on our original versions. They're both incredible at what they do."

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Track Listing

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1. Africa
Producer: Zo!
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2. Take On Me
Producer: Zo!
3. Steppin' Out 2008
Producer: Zo!
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4. Something About You
Producer: Zo!
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5. I'm Only Human
Producer: Zo!
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6. Written All Over Your Face
Producer: Zo!
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7. Steppin' Out (Trackademicks Extra Wet Like Stoney Jackson's Curl Remix)
Producer: Trackademicks
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8. Something About You (Nicolay's Nighty Night Quiet Storm Remix)
Producer: Nicolay (of The Foreign Exchange)
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4.3 Stars (4.3 Stars )
Total Comments: 16
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/6/2012 4:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 173.224.31)
Location: Baltimore MD
Comment: StoneLove: I've followed Phonte since The Listening. Since then his output is getting better with each release. Amazing!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/21/2010 10:10:00 PM; Partial IP: .145.62.81)
Location: Calgary, alberta, canada
Comment: NoT really my thing, I really like the beats zo! always does a good job on production. If u want to here some rap check out ZO! + asylum 7 overdueprocess or asylum7 Brown study great albums.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/30/2009 3:36:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Charlotte
Comment: That n*gga is brilliant
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2009 6:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .97.118.60)
Location: Bay Area, CA
Comment: This is one of THE best albums period! I didn't care for these songs before, these guys made them brand new! Zo! and Phonte are geniuses-please make more music and more copies!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/14/2009 2:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 119.34.123)
Location: Maggie Valley, NC
Comment: Im not gonna front. I felt the same about this when it came out that it might be wack, but after listening to it a lot of times. Its really a great album but its all about taste.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/3/2008 7:10:00 AM; Partial IP: 83.133.226)
Location: London
Comment: Pure classic hit from the 80's with a modern twist. Yet again Phonte has shown he is growing as an artist and stepping up his music. Certainly Phonte's singing is not to everyone but you just have to deal with it because the 90's release is coming.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/29/2008 12:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.255.105)
Location: Columbus
Comment: I give em props on the songs... but where the hell does fit in with hip hop... NADA!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/21/2008 2:22:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Canada
Comment: This album is absolutely amazing, great concept and even better execution. My favourite album of the year, I've got copy #0110 in my possession.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2008 9:50:00 AM; Partial IP: .101.42.34)
Location: Columbia, MD
Comment: You got to give it to them. The release is VERY VERY GOOD! Personally, I want to hear more remakes FROM THEM.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/14/2008 8:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .248.33.30)
Location: Phoenix, Az
Comment: Gotta love the 80's man. I'm really feelin the tracks they choose to re-create. Percy Miracles!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2008 12:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.127.146)
Location: orlando
Comment: I recommend this album to whoever likes the 80's hits but with an updated twist..
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2008 10:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 183.82.203)
Location: Seattle Wa
Comment: I can't believe Tim B's review on here. Phonte has been singing on his releases for a minute now and this one just adds to his Rep. Zo! did a great job recreating these hits. Plus its hella funny. Its good to see that some musicians havent lost the humor !!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/4/2008 2:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.117.252)
Location: Washington, DC
Comment: Glad see people able to get out side the box. Very successful project that seem to employ fun and hard work integrated into one love for music, particularly that full band, passion singing of the 80's.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/26/2008 10:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 193.131.51)
Location: Nashville, TN
Comment: This album is sooooooo dope! It is absolutely amazing how they put their own touch on these classics.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2008 7:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 00.163.197)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Comment: This has to be the dumbest release coming out. Phonte singing, or should I say attempting to sing. Leave the R&B & Soul to those who are actually dedicated and talented at doing it. This is just an insult to the genre.
Name: (Posted: 7/15/2008 12:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 30.230.142)
Location: Hawaii
Comment: CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS CD TO COME OUT! This is like one of the most genius duos ever! Feelin all the tracks especially "Im Only Human". This is a must cop for anybody who loves soul music! For me I give it 5 stars!!!
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