GORILLA ZOE BREAKS OUT WITH SMASH SOPHOMORE ALBUM; “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S “TOP RAP ALBUMS” CHART; COLLECTION ALSO ENTERS BILLBOARD 200 AT #8, MARKING THE WEEK’S BIGGEST SELLING NEW RELEASE; SECOND SINGLE, “ECHO (FEAT. P. DIDDY),” CATCHING FIRE AT RADIO

GORILLA ZOE BREAKS OUT WITH SMASH SOPHOMORE ALBUM; “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S “TOP RAP ALBUMS” CHART; COLLECTION ALSO ENTERS BILLBOARD 200 AT #8, MARKING THE WEEK’S BIGGEST SELLING NEW RELEASE; SECOND SINGLE, “ECHO (FEAT. P. DIDDY),” CATCHING FIRE AT RADIO

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Gorilla Zoe has made a stunning chart debut with his just-released sophomore album, “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS.” The collection – which includes the lead single, “Lost” and the second single, “Echo (Feat. P. Diddy)” – entered Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” chart at #1, while also coming in at #8 on the Billboard 200 – the week’s highest charting new release. With sales in excess of 31,000 units, “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” debuted at #2 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” ranking, as well as #10 on the “Top Digital Albums” chart (where it received an astounding 14% market share).

“Lost” is shaping up as one of the ATL-based rapper’s biggest radio hits to date. The Drumma Boy-produced track is a top 40 success at Rhythmic outlets nationwide after impacting as the #1 Most Added song at both Urban and Rhythmic. In addition, “Lost” companion video clip is currently receiving major play on BET, where it has been a top 10 favorite on the 106 & Park countdown while also scoring “Heavy” rotation on The Deal. Furthermore, “Lost” is now in “Sizzlin” rotation at MTV Jams as well as having been recently added to MTV2’s Sucker Free.

“Echo (Feat. P. Diddy)”, the latest single from “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS,” looks likely to be even more popular than its predecessor. The track is blowing up now at Rhythmic outlets nationwide, drawing major audience response in a variety of key markets.

In other news, Gorilla Zoe will be among the artists performing on the upcoming DUB Show Tour 09. The rapper will appear at the traveling custom auto show and concert through the summer, with stops slated in Memphis (on April 18th), Detroit (May 30th), Dallas (June 6th), Atlanta (August 15th), and Houston (August 23rd). Please visit www.dubshowtour.com for tickets and additional information.

“DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” is heralded by a feature-length film of the same name, the first release from Block Entertainment CEO Russell “Big Block” Spencer’s newly launched Block Films. Don’t Feed Da Animals stars Gorilla Zoe in an action-packed street narrative directly inspired by the album. The film – produced in conjunction with Raw Report Films – features five music videos to accompany such new tracks as “I Am The A,” “Break It Down,” “Talk Back (Feat. Roxy Reynolds),” “100, 50, 20 &10,” and “Dope Boys.” Don’t Feed Da Animals will be distributed in select markets nationwide in the spring – for further details, please see www.block-ent.com.

“DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” is without question one of 2009’s most hotly awaited new hip-hop releases. The album – which follows last year’s smash debut, “WELCOME TO THE ZOO” – includes a number of instant classics filled with Zoe’s signature flow and banging beats. Among the highlights is “What It Is (Feat. Rick Ross and Kollosus).” A video for “What It Is” was recently shot in Atlanta with Rick Ross and will be launched online next week.

Zoe – who recently joined Lil’ Wayne as a special guest on his hugely successful “I Am Music” arena tour – has already begun receiving major press attention, with high-profile features and reviews appearing in such publications as Hip Hop Weekly, XXL, and The Source.

Named one of XXL’s 2007 “Leaders of the New School,” Zoe firmly established himself as a truly original hip-hop voice via the top 10 rap smash, “Hood Figga,” not to mention his featured role on Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South labelmate Yung Joc’s hits, “Coffee Shop” and “Bottle Poppin’.” As if that weren’t enough, he joined forces with superstar rap combo Boyz N Da Hood for their 2007 release, “BACK UP N DA CHEVY.”

Since then, Zoe has lent his distinctive style to a variety of hip-hop hits, including Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop (Remix),” as well as tracks by Cheri Dennis, Shawty Lo, and Rick Ross.

Russell Big Block Spencer is set to debut Block Films on Monday, March 16th, with a private screening of Gorilla Zoe’s Don’t Feed Da Animals Movie in conjunction with The Raw Report at Movies ATL on Monday, March 16th

Russell “Big Block” Spencer is set to debut Block Films on Monday, March 16th, with a private screening of Gorilla Zoe’s Don’t Feed Da Animals Movie in conjunction with The Raw Report at Movies ATL on Monday, March 16th

Block Entertainment CEO, Russell “Big Block” Spencer, is gearing up to release Block Films in the Spring of 2009 after years of success in the music industry developing his own recording artists; Boyz N Da Hood, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, and being instrumental in launching the solo careers of Young Jeezy, Ciara and Rick Ross. Block Films and The Raw Report collaborated on this joint venture for the 1st feature-length movie, Don’t Feed Da Animals, starring Gorilla Zoe. Big Block stated, “I am ready to step full-force into movies and everyone will be shocked with the natural talent in this film.” The Raw Report, founded by Jason Collins and Muta’Ali Muhammad, is normally used as a grassroots promotional tool for recording artists to have a combination of visuals distributed to fans, similar to a mixtape. However, Block Films and The Raw Report had the creative ingenuity to take the DVD to the next level and create a movie complete with dialogue, celebrity cameos and intertwining music videos. The Raw Report founders expressed, “We are excited to be a part of Gorilla Zoe’s movement and pleased to play a part in propelling the career of such a talented artist.” The DFDA movie is an action-packed street narrative that relates directly to Gorilla Zoe’s album of the same title, Don’t Feed Da Animals, which will be released in stores and online on March 17th, 2009. The film features 4 music videos to accompany songs listed on the DFDA album and mixtapes, including “I Am the A,” “Break it Down,” “Talk Back” featuring Roxy Reynolds, “100, 50, 20 &10” and “Dope Boys.” The Don’t Feed Da Animals film was directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad and written by Muhammad and Jason Collins.

GORILLA ZOE REVEALS EAGERLY AWAITED SECOND ALBUM: “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” DROPS MARCH 17TH; INCLUDES “LOST” & “WHAT IT IS (FEAT. RICK ROSS & KOLLOSUS)”; ATL-BASED RAPPER TO STAR IN FEATURE FILM; DAY-OF-RELEASE PERFORMANCE SET FOR BET’S 106 & PARK

GORILLA ZOE REVEALS EAGERLY AWAITED SECOND ALBUM: “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” DROPS MARCH 17TH; INCLUDES “LOST” & “WHAT IT IS (FEAT. RICK ROSS & KOLLOSUS)”; ATL-BASED RAPPER TO STAR IN FEATURE FILM; DAY-OF-RELEASE PERFORMANCE SET FOR BET’S 106 & PARK

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Gorilla Zoe has announced the release of his sophomore album. “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” – which includes the lead single, “Lost” – arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on March 17th.

Produced by Drumma Boy, “Lost” is currently exploding at radio. The track is a top 20 favorite at Urban outlets nationwide and top 25 at Rhythmic after impacting as the #1 Most Added song at both Urban and Rhythmic.

In addition, the single’s companion video clip is currently receiving major play on BET, where it has been a top 10 triumph on the 106 & Park countdown while also scoring “Heavy” rotation on The Deal. Zoe will celebrate the arrival of “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” with an exclusive appearance and performance on 106 & Park, slated for Tuesday, March 17th (check local listings). Furthermore, “Lost” is now in “Sizzlin” rotation at MTV Jams as well as having been recently added to MTV2’s Sucker Free.

“DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” will be heralded by a feature-length film of the same name, the first release from Block Entertainment CEO Russell “Big Block” Spencer’s newly launched Block Films. Don’t Feed Da Animals stars Gorilla Zoe in an action-packed street narrative directly inspired by the album. The film – produced in conjunction with Raw Report Films – features five music videos to accompany such new tracks as “I Am The A,” “Break It Down,” “Talk Back (Feat. Roxy Reynolds),” “100, 50, 20 &10,” and “Dope Boys.” Don’t Feed Da Animals will be distributed in select markets nationwide in the spring – for further details, please see www.block-ent.com.

“DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” is without question one of 2009’s most hotly awaited new hip-hop releases. The album – which follows last year’s smash debut, “WELCOME TO THE ZOO” – includes a number of instant classics filled with Zoe’s signature flow and banging beats. Among the highlights is the second single, “What It Is (Feat. Rick Ross and Kollosus),” which is available now as an iTunes Store exclusive. A video for “What It Is” was recently shot in Atlanta with Rick Ross and will be serviced to all video outlets this month.

The album is quickly shaping up as a hip-hop blockbuster. “Lost” has proven a breakout hit, with download sales of 200,000 driving the track onto Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Furthermore, “What It Is” has already received over 10,000 downloads in just one week, giving Zoe two “DON’T FEED DA ANIMALS” tracks with sales in excess of 10,000 for the week leading up to the album’s release.

Zoe – who recently joined Lil’ Wayne as a special guest on his hugely successful “I Am Music” arena tour – has already begun receiving major press attention, with high-profile features and reviews appearing in such publications as Hip Hop Weekly, XXL, and The Source.

Named one of XXL’s 2007 “Leaders of the New School,” Zoe firmly established himself as a truly original hip-hop voice via the top 10 rap smash, “Hood Figga,” not to mention his featured role on Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South labelmate Yung Joc’s hits, “Coffee Shop” and “Bottle Poppin’.” As if that weren’t enough, he joined forces with superstar rap combo Boyz N Da Hood for their 2007 release, “BACK UP N DA CHEVY.”

Since then, Zoe has lent his distinctive style to a variety of hip-hop hits, including Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop (Remix),” as well as tracks by Cheri Dennis, Shawty Lo, and Rick Ross.