Recording information: Maybach Music Studios, Atlanta, GA; McKoy St. Studios, Atlanta, GA; Zaytoven Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Zach Wolfe.
Boyz n Da Hood representative Gorilla Zoe spreads his wings on his sophomore LP, DON'T FEED DA ANIMALS on Bad Boy South. While his 2007 debut WELCOME TO THE ZOO was built largely on gritty hood anthems, the ATL native gets stylistically adventurous this time--crooning his hooks and rhyming through the vocoder auto-tuner on the majority of the album cuts. There's still plenty of street here though as Zoe passes the mic to Rick Ross and Kollosus on the furious posse cut "What It Is," rhymes along porn star-turned-rapper Roxy Reynolds on the super-raunchy "Talk Back," and delves into paranoid introspection on the nihilistic trap-rap dirge "Lost." Beats come courtesy of Drumma Boy, Kane Beatz, Zaytoven, and Don Vito.