On Saturday I decided to post up with the Black to the Basics for a good soul time, thanks to the sounds of Sy Smith and Zo. And if Zo’s Reconstruction-era textured-up ‘do’ wasn’t life enough, she opened her mouth and the spirit of Minnie Ripperton emerged. I promise you, I’ve never heard high notes like that performed live in my ENTIRE LIFE. Anything that Anthony Hamilton left to be desired with respect to music to my ears, Zo and Sy picked up the slack at Lola. It was like an Afrocentric angel with unfortunate, absurd eyelash add ons blessed the mic with her and Sy killing it on the keys!