Standout Track: No. 11, “Body Rock,” an eight-minute slow burner that sounds borrowed from Prince’s sex-ballad songbook. Over light piano and drum taps, Sy Smith gently coos, “I don’t need another love, you make my body rock.” It’s the final track on Lorenzo “Zo!” Ferguson’s new album, ManMade, which finds the Silver Spring composer experimenting [...]
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In this era of flashy skinny-jean music, someone like Silver Spring's Zo! could get lost in the shuffle: His brand of glossy soul music is more suited for aging two-steppers than bright-eyed adolescents. There are no explicit sexual references. No one's smoking weed, popping bottles, or getting killed.
The Detroit native is the opposite, opting for [...]
Sy Smith cut her teeth on the local go-go scene before setting out on her own. She traces her social and musical influences to a baptist church on Minnesota Avenue, and her live performances have drawn the likes of Prince and Raphael Saadiq, among others.
But now, the D.C. native has literally gone Hollywood, as she [...]