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Zo Nation

Huntsville, Alabama, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Huntsville, Alabama, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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Zo, Alonzo Mcrae, was born in Riedsville, Ga.a small town of aprox 3,000 a couple miles outside of Savannah on October 27 1986.
"Reidsville is what I think of when I think of humble beginnings. I lived in a 3 bedroom house with my grandma, mom, uncle and his two 2 sons, yeah I was too young to have an ego but there wasn't enough space for one anyway." Zo jokes of his youth.
After many encounters w...ith the law from herself and Zo, Zo's mother decided to move from the poverty and crime ridden town of Reidsville in search of a healthy environment to raise her only child. After a brief stint in Atlanta, Zo eventually settled in Huntsville, al. which was a seamless transition due to the similarities of the people in Huntsville and Reidsville. Zo says of his new home
" in this city u have a lot of negative activities for a child that are entertaining and productive events that are boring...where would you expect an 11yr old to be in those circumstances?"
As an only child, Zo also had plenty of time to himself in which was consumed by music. But the preference of music wasn't suggesting of a person raised in Alabama, with a cd collection ranging from master p's "Ghetto D"to Nas' "Illmatic"
" I definitely had my moods, sometimes wanted to hear music reflective of my personal situation so listened to scarface and jay z tell ghetto stories. Other times i wanted to hear a little more complex artiststry so i bumped eminem and cannibus and on my revolution shit, i had kweli or dead prez. And my style is evident of the colorful interest in music i had as a child." Zo explains
Another passion of the future HSP artist was sports, he play basketball baseball and football in the middle school and later in high school drop the other two to focus on basketball. Alonzo was offered a couple of scholarships but ultimately squander away his chances to continue a career after high school due to off the court activities. After realizing his efforts in a career in sports were in vein, Zo Reunited with a childhood friend, David Sanders 2. The two's effortless chemistry is owed to the fact that their history extends to Zo recording his first song with David while the artist was only 14, and later in 2005 duo was released an album off the label founded by David Sanders 2 himself, Hazardous Sounds Productions(HSP), titled "Its Ova" which was produced entirely by David.
"There's absolutely no friction working with Zo, he let me create the mood and typically takes the foundation i made to another level which makes for a smooth building process, which lets me express myself as a artist and doesn't try to get me to create a concept from another beat he hear on the radio." David says of his relationship with artist and friend of over a decade.
With the release of his free studio album "Before Hazard Happens" in Oct. 2012. Zo has the charisma, story telling and talent to be one of the greats as far as musicians. To the dubbed step sound of the lead single "Iz u wid it" to the slick punch lines of "Hazardous" to the story telling expertise on tracks "Fantasy" "Paradise" and "We are the fools", Zo definitely has the variety of songs to gain a vast fan base and is one of 2013 most anticipated artist.

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