Gorilla Zoe

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Gorilla Zoe
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Gorilla Zoe in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Background information
Birth name Alonzo Mathis
Born (1983-01-26) January 26, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia[1]
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Bad Boy, Block, Atlantic, Konvict Muzik
Associated acts Lil Wayne, Yung Joc, Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Trae, Diddy, YC

Alonzo Mathis (born January 26, 1983), better known by his stage name Gorilla Zoe /ˈz/[2] is an American rapper. He is a former member of 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 respectively.

Biography[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4][5][6] His second solo album, Don't Feed Da Animals, featuring the single "Lost, was released on March 17, 2009.[7] Don't Feed Da Animals topped the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart.[5] "What It Is", featuring Rick Ross, and Kollosus, and "Echo" followed.

For the month of February 2010, Gorilla Zoe released a mixtape every day on the mixtape website DatPiff.com.[8] Gorilla Zoe is currently working on a mixtape with Die-Verse City's member "Qu1k". He also released an EP named I Am Atlanta 3. It is currently available on iTunes.

In February 2011, it was revealed that he would take part in a new Hiphop/Pro Wrestling collaboration, the Urban Wrestling Federation with taping of the first bout "First Blood" taking place in June 2011.[9]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gorilla Zoe - Biography" at letssingit.com, retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  2. ^ Cha, Cha. (2010, May 27). When was gorilla zoe born. Retrieved from [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Gorilla Zoe > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Gorilla Zoe > Charts & Albums > Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Gorilla Zoe - Chart History - Rap Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  6. ^ Fear, Danielle (2008-07-03). "Gorilla Zoe". BritishHipHop.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  7. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2009-03-17). "Gorilla Zoe's 'Lost' Video Targets Your 'Deepest Depression'". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Gorilla Zoe 28 Mixtapes 28 Days". 
  9. ^ "Gorilla Zoe to Be Promoted With Urban Wrestling Federation". bad boy blog. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 

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