Welcome to the Zoo

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Welcome to the Zoo
Studio album by Gorilla Zoe
Released September 25, 2007
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Southern hip hop
Length 65:25
Label Bad Boy South, Block
Producer P. Diddy (exec.)
Gorilla Zoe chronology
Welcome to the Zoo
Don't Feed da Animals
Singles from Welcome to the Zoo
  1. "Hood Figga"
    Released: July 17, 2007
  2. "Juice Box"
    Released: March 31, 2008

Welcome to the Zoo is the debut studio album by Atlanta rapper Gorilla Zoe, released on September 25, 2007. Two singles were released from the album; "Hood Figga" and "Juice Box". The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200, selling 35,000 copies in its first week.[1] It also peaked at number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
RapReviews 6.5/10 stars[4]
XXL 3/5 stars[5]

The album received mixed reviews from critics. Steve 'Flash' Juon from RapReviews praised Gorilla for his voice and humorous lyrics but felt he was being dragged by the typical hip-hop clichés concluding with, "Welcome to the Zoo proves that Zoe has star potential - it's just that he may have been shoved into the spotlight prematurely."[4] Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic said that the album was well-produced but criticized Gorilla for being too similar to Young Jeezy, saying that "Jeezy can be witty and adorns his raps with a signature array of ad libs."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Do Something"   Drumma Boy 4:40
2. "Hood Nigga"   Dee Jay Dana, Chris Flames 3:20
3. "Money Man"   Mike Da Rockman 4:08
4. "Tryna Make a Jug" (featuring Big Gee) FATBOI 4:10
5. "Crack Muzik (This That Muzik)" (featuring Jody Breeze) Drumma Boy 4:36
6. "BattleField" (featuring Block & Big Gee) Dee Jay Dana 3:55
7. "Take Your Shoes Off" (featuring Yung Joc) Lazyboi, BBA 4:25
8. "I Know"   Flawda Water 4:47
9. "Count On Me" (featuring Jody Breeze & JC) Jay Mac 4:04
10. "Real Motherfucka" (featuring Boyz N da Hood) Jay Mac 5:04
11. "Juice Box" (featuring Yung Joc) Drumma Boy 4:09
12. "Money Up"   Win 3:37
13. "You Don't Know Me" (featuring D. Woods) Willie "Chuck" Shivers 3:28
14. "Lil' Shawty"   Drumma Boy 4:09
15. "Last Time I Checked"   Canei Finch, Sha Money XL 4:16

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 18
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 8
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[8] 3


  1. ^ Hasty, Katie (October 3, 2007). "Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Zoo > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 8, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Welcome to the Zoo - Gorilla Zoe". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Juon, Steve (October 9, 2007). "Gorilla Zoe :: Welcome to the Zoo". RapReviews. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ G. Garland, Maurice (October 11, 2007). "Gorilla Zoe Welcome to the Zoo". XXL. Harris Publications. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gorilla Zoe Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gorilla Zoe. Prometheus Global Media.
  7. ^ "Gorilla Zoe Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Gorilla Zoe. Prometheus Global Media.
  8. ^ "Gorilla Zoe Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rap Albums for Gorilla Zoe. Prometheus Global Media.