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Mathis in a press photo
|Birth name||Alonzo Mathis|
|Born||January 27, 1982|
|Labels||Hood Figga Music Group, International Music Group (current)|
Bad Boy South, Block, Atlantic, Real Talk Ent., E1 Music (former) United Masters
|Associated acts||Lil Wayne, Yung Joc, Diddy, Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Trae, YC|
Alonzo Mathis, better known by his stage name Gorilla Zoe ( // ) is an American rapper best known for being a member of the rap group Boyz N Da Hood. His solo debut album Welcome to the Zoo came out in 2007. His next two albums, Don't Feed Da Animals and King Kong , were released in 2009 and 2011. In 2015, he released two mix tapes: Recovery and Raised in the Jungle. As of 2018 he is an independent artist.
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King Kong is the third studio album by American rapper Gorilla Zoe, released on June 14, 2011. The album debuted at #56 on the Billboard 200 with 10,300 copies in its first week out.
In 2006 he replaced Young Jeezy as a member of Boyz n da Hood. He first saw success in collaborations with Yung Joc's "Coffee Shop" and "Bottle Poppin'," which charted under several Billboard charts.He would then be signed as a solo artist for Block Entertainment & Bad Boy South.
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"Coffee Shop" is the first single from Yung Joc's second album Hustlenomics. It was officially released on May 5, 2007, but had been leaked onto the Internet beforehand. The track features Gorilla Zoe and uncredited chorus vocals by The-Dream. Joc and T-Pain performed the song at the season finale of Making the Band.
On June 19, 2007 Gorilla Zoe released his first single "Hood Figga" it was a success peaking on the Billboard 100 at #38. His first solo album, Welcome to the Zoo , was released October 2007, peaking at #18 on the Billboard 200, #8 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and #3 on Top Rap Albums.In 2007 Gorilla Zoe was chosen for the 2008 XXL Freshmen cover along with rappers Saigon, Plies, Rich Boy, Joell Ortiz, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Boosie, Crooked I, Papoose & Young Dro.
Welcome to the Zoo is the debut studio album by American rapper Gorilla Zoe. It was released on September 25, 2007, by Bad Boy South, which was distributed by Block Entertainment. The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200, selling 35,000 copies in its first week in the United States. The album was supported by two singles: "Hood Figga" and "Juice Box" featuring Yung Joc.
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On October 28, 2008 Gorilla Zoe released his first single from his second album entitled "Lost".Don't Feed da Animals topped the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. On March 17, 2009 Gorilla Zoe's second solo album, Don't Feed da Animals , it sold 29,000 copies its first week peaking on the Billboard 200 at #8. The second single from the album was "What It Is", featuring Rick Ross, and Kollosus, and the third single "Echo" followed.
"Lost" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Gorilla Zoe, released October 28, 2008 as the lead single from his second studio album Don't Feed Da Animals (2009). The song leaked in May 2008 entitled "Losin' My Mind", featuring a verse from fellow American rapper Lil Wayne. It is notable that, specifically with the Lil Wayne version, both songs use the auto-tune effect. "Lost" received positive reviews from critics praising Drumma Boy's electronic production and Zoe's sincere Auto-Tune delivery of introspective lyrics.
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On June 14, 2011 Gorilla Zoe released his third solo album King Kong . The album was not as successful as his previous albums only charting on the Billboard 200 at no. 56 with 10,300 copies in its first week out.Allmusic rated the album three-and-a-half stars out of five. The song from the album, "What's Goin' On", was released on December 14, 2010, and peaked no. 99 at the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.
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In July 2018 he released his first official single "Fat Jesus" as an independent artist. He plans on dropping "Tales From The Zoo", a precursor to his album in August 2018.
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Now 25, Zoe is spitting over beats from Jazze Pha, Sha Money XL, Drumma Boy, Dee Jay Dana and Chris Flame for his solo debut Welcome To the Zoo.