Gorilla Zoe's "King Kong" Releases June 14th, 2010
FIRST SINGLE “TWISTED” DEBUTS AT #9 ON ITUNES HIP HOP SINGLES CHART
(New York, NY) --- Hip Hop star Gorilla Zoe announces the new release date for his long-awaited and aptly-titled third solo album, King Kong. The album will be released on June 14, 2011 and teams Zoe up again with Russell “Block” Spencer, the mastermind behind hip hop powerhouse Block Entertainment.
“Twisted,” the anthemic first single on King Kong features Lil Jon and has already skyrocketed to #9 on the iTunes Rap Singles Chart, selling over 33,000 units. The single is also #5 most added at urban radio this week.
What’s more, Zoe will be a major force involved with the newly-formed Urban Wrestling Federation, which will hold its first major TV event in late spring. Both eOne and Russell “Block” Spencer will be involved with marketing and promoting the UWF by providing A-level talent to be a key part of the UWF. Gorilla Zoe’s music can already be heard in the national advertising campaign, and he will be one of the first featured performers.
By combining his true-life stories about growing up in Atlanta with an avant-garde sensibility for beats and lyrics, Gorilla Zoe has quickly become a defining force in southern hip hop. One of the most prolific rappers today, Gorilla Zoe released a mixtape every day for the month of February 2010.
After Zoe hooked up with hip hop impresario Block, it led to his collaboration with Yung Joc on the hit single “Coffee Shop.” Zoe then replaced Young Jeezy in supergroup Boyz N Da Hood before releasing two wildly successful solo albums, Welcome to the Zoo, and Don’t Feed The Animals. The albums peaked at # 20 and #8, respectively, on the Billboard Top 200.
Finding women at hip-hop shows is like trying to find salads in Fat Joe’s diet. Sure, they’re there, but they’re few and far between. Female emcees can be even more scarce. Othello, who co-hosts the long-running monthly open mic, Enter the Cypher, in Danbury, says that only about 10 percent of the emcees that pick up the mic during one of his shows are female. “Hip-hop has always been more of a man’s game,” he says, “but it seems even less diverse now than ever.”
It’s a disturbing trend in an already male-dominated craft.
Wispers recently opened up for Class Of 2011 XXL Freshman members Yelawolf and Cyhi The Prynce while they visited the famed Paradise Rock Club in Boston.
During his performance Wispers decided to unleash on the audience a brand new, never before heard track called "Sh*t On Ya'll". The Mp3 will be available soon and features St. Da Squad's Ea$y Money (formally known as Ed Rock).
Fly Definition Music is proud to announce the upcoming instrumental album from L.A. based producer Elusive who has worked with Planet Asia, Aceyalone, Eligh and many more. Elusive returns with a new instrumental album titled "Beat Placement" that will be released May 3rd on Fly Definition. In promotion for the upcoming album, Fly Definition Music has paired up the producer with upcoming emcee's who will be releasing projects of their own on Fly Definition in the near future. The first track from the promo series is VA based emcee/producer ST/MiC who is no stranger to the underground movement. This is the first of 4 free downloads that will be released each week in the month of April.
Elusive "Beat Placement" Fly Definition Music in stores May 3rd!
The return of the HEET. The Kansas City Rap cultural collective clearly interpret the love for HipHop and their first encounters of it. A sonic autograph from a smash of an album. Found Missin is a lesson and journey into the love of the art form and culture.
The first single is "HowimeturMutha" (How i met ur Mutha) a quick reflection of meeting and falling for the love of Hip Hop.
Only two weeks removed from the release of their new album, Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation, trio Zion I & The Grouch are excited to unveil the video for the album's second single, "Drop It On the 1." In addition to the new video, Z&G are readying the second leg of what has been a nearly sold out "Heal the Nation Tour," with dates coming up throughout the Midwest and East Coast throughout April and into early May (more info found below). For the tour, Zion I & The Grouch have partnered with local organizations in each city, donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales on their website.