Don't Feed da Animals

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Don't Feed da Animals
Studio album by Gorilla Zoe
Released March 17, 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:58
Producer Drumma Boy, Dee Jay Dana, Fatboi, Zaytoven, Kane Beatz, Don Vito, Sparkz tha Trakman, K-Rab, Jesse "Corparal" Wilson
Gorilla Zoe chronology
Welcome to the Zoo
Don't Feed da Animals
King Kong
Singles from Don't Feed da Animals
  1. "Lost"
    Released: October 28, 2008
  2. "What It Is"
    Released: March 3, 2009
  3. "Echo"
    Released: March 10, 2009

Don't Feed da Animals is the second studio album by American rapper Gorilla Zoe. It was released on March 17, 2009.[1] The album peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard 200, number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 1 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums. The album sold 29,000 copies in its first week, and 134,660 copies to date.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
DJBooth3/5 stars[3]
RapReviews7/10 stars[4]
The Smoking Section3/5 stars[5]
XXL3/5 stars[6]

Don't Feed da Animals received mixed reviews from music critics. Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews credited the album for toning down on the skits and featured guests to showcase Zoe's vocal delivery but found it lacking with more luxury rap and silliness. Juon called it "a slight improvement over [Gorilla] Zoe's debut, but his personality still tends to get lost in the mix and he sometimes seems to be a caricature of Southern rap instead of one of its stars."[4] AllMusic editor David Jeffries said that while the album carried the usual ear-grabbing club tracks, it was kept down by the more sophomoric lyricism in tracks like "S*** on 'Em" and "Lost".[2] Brendan Frederick of XXL said he saw some growth in Zoe's brag-rap lyricism along with introspection in the track "Lost," saying that he found his "comfort zone somewhere between singsongy rap and electro R&B, proving that this boy from the hood is finally starting to man up."[6]

Track listing[edit]

1."Untamed Gorilla" (featuring JC)Kane Beatz3:29
2."What It Is" (featuring Rick Ross & Kollosus)Zaytoven3:28
3."Dope Boy"Don Vito4:07
4."Lost"Drumma Boy4:48
5."I'm Dumb"Jesse "Corparal" Wilson3:45
6."Shit on 'Em"Zaytoven3:39
7."Hood Clap"Dee Jay Dana3:28
8."Helluvalife" (featuring Gucci Mane & OJ Da Juiceman)Zaytoven3:24
9."I Got It" (featuring Big Block)Drumma Boy4:03
10."Watch Me" (featuring Yung Chris)Crack3:53
11."Man I"K-Rab3:38
12."Talk Back" (featuring EbonyLove & Roxy Reynolds)Sparkz tha Trakman3:49
13."So Sick"Zaytoven4:13
14."Echo"Drumma Boy3:58


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 8
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 2
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[9] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] 60
US Top Rap Albums[11] 22


  1. ^ Don't Feed Da Animals Information Archived 2013-01-25 at
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Don't Feed Da Animals - Gorilla Zoe". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Slavik, Nathan. "Gorilla Zoe - Don't Feed The Animals". DJBooth. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (March 24, 2009). "Gorilla Zoe :: Don't Feed Da Animals :: Block Ent./Bad Boy/Atlantic". RapReviews. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ The Smoking Section review
  6. ^ a b Frederick, Brendan (January 27, 2009). "Gorilla Zoe: Don't Feed the Animals". XXL. Townsquare Media. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gorilla Zoe Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Gorilla Zoe Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Gorilla Zoe Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  10. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Year-End Charts: Rap Albums - 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 8, 2015.