I received my copy of Gorilla Zoe's "King Kong" today (the
Best Buy exclusive edition
) and can now confirm that the album was not released by Bad Boy Records.
Bad Boy is not mentioned anywhere in the album booklet or on the front of back covers. The album was released by E1 Music, Atlantic Records and Block Entertainment.
Back in August of 2010,
a flier promoting Gorilla Zoe's "King Kong album
that included the E1 Music logo - but no Bad Boy logo. However, for that article, Block Entertainment CEO Russell "Block" Spencer confirmed for me that Zoe was still signed to Bad Boy. Shortly thereafter, it was
confirmed that he had signed to E1
. His status with Bad Boy was, at that time, unknown.
Fast forward to April 2011, when
HipHopDX's Jake Paine reported
that he was no longer signed to Bad Boy. But, in May, Zoe told
MTV's Rob Markman
that he was
still signed to Bad Boy
Gorilla Zoe has released the visual for "King Kong," directed by Figz! Watch below.
Writing for SOHH.com,
Gorilla Zoe provided 5 reasons
why you should buy his new album, "King Kong."
In honor of the upcoming "Rise of the Planet Apes" movie and, no doubt the
release of his album, "King Kong," SOHH.com asked Gorilla Zoe
to imagine himself as King Kong and talk about what life would be like.
Best Buy exclusive tracks
for Gorilla Zoe's "King Kong" have been revealed and, more than just Best Buy, they are also a Napster exclusive, since Best Buy own's the subscription based streaming music service.
The tracks, which first came to my attention through an
, are "Liquor in My Cup," "Work Hard" and "Mile High Club." You can
listen to them for free on Napster now
, assuming you haven't used up the 25 free listens that Napster affords new users.
Today marks the release of Gorilla Zoe's third album, "King Kong," following 2009's "Don't Feed Da Animals" and 2007's "Welcome to the Zoo."
It features appearances by Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Ray Dinero and Lil' Jon. The cover and track listing, including the
Best Buy exclusive tracks
Best Buy's weekly circular
, the retail chain will offer an exclusive version of Gorilla Zoe's "King Kong," which will feature 3 exclusive tracks. The album goes on sale on June 14.
In the clip below from
, Gorilla Zoe is putting the finishing touches on his third album, "King Kong," set for a June 14 release. Among other things, you'll see him recording the clean version of "Your B****," which is "Your Chick."
that Gorilla Zoe will be featured on the new album from Trae The Truth, "Street King."
The song is called "Keep On Rollin" and you can
listen to a snippet of it on Amazon.com
, where it was released on a mixtape Trae released in January.
"Street King" is set for a June 28 release and can be
pre-ordered from Amazon.com
Gorilla Zoe's "King Kong" is due out in just 11 days, on June 14. Over on
, you can listen to snippets of the album's 14 tracks.