SOURCE: Atlantic Records

December 15, 2008 14:39 ET

Gorilla Zoe Gets "Lost" With Lil' Wayne; ATL-Based Rapper to Join the Superstar on His "I Am Music" Arena Tour; New Single, "Lost," Blowing Up at Urban Radio in Advance of Eagerly Awaited Second Album; "DON'T FEED DA ANIMALS" Drops on March 17th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Gorilla Zoe has announced plans to join Lil' Wayne on his hugely anticipated "I Am Music" arena tour. The dates -- which feature a multi-artist bill that also includes Gym Class Heroes, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson -- kicked off this Sunday, December 14th at Miami's American Airlines Arena and is now travelling all over North America through mid-January (see below itinerary). Among the tour's certain highlights will be a New Year's Eve extravaganza at the Philips Arena in Zoe's hometown of Atlanta.

Zoe is currently exploding at radio with his new single, "Lost." The track -- which will be featured on the ATL-based rapper's upcoming sophomore album, "DON'T FEED DA ANIMALS" -- is now climbing the top 25 at Urban outlets nationwide after impacting as the #1 Most Added track at both Urban and Rhythmic.

In addition, the single's companion video clip has been confirmed for "Heavy" rotation on BET's daily hip-hop show, "The Deal." The video is slated to premiere on "The Deal" on Tuesday, December 16th (check local listings).

"DON'T FEED DA ANIMALS" is without question one of 2009's most hotly awaited new hip-hop releases. The album -- which follows last year's smash debut, "WELCOME TO THE ZOO" -- arrives in stores and online on March 17th.

Zoe firmly established himself as a truly original hip-hop voice via 2007's top 10 rap smash, "Hood Figga," not to mention his featured role on Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South labelmate Yung Joc's hits, "Coffee Shop" and "Bottle Poppin'." As if that weren't enough, he joined forces with superstar rap combo Boyz N Da Hood for their 2007 release, "BACK UP N DA CHEVY."

Since then, Zoe has lent his distinctive style to a variety of hip-hop hits, including tracks by Cheri Dennis, Shawty Lo, and Rick Ross.

He has also appeared on a variety of mixtapes, including the just-released "FEEDING TIME," available for free download at www.myspace.com/gorillazoe.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                       GORILLA ZOE
                    On Tour 2008/2009
        All Dates w/Lil' Wayne's "I Am Music" Tour
Featuring Gym Class Heroes, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson

DECEMBER
14      Miami, FL               American Airlines Arena
18      Houston, TX             Toyota Center
19      Dallas, TX              American Airlines Center
26      Detroit, MI             Joe Louis Arena
27      Chicago, IL             United Center
28      Camden, NJ              Susquehanna Bank Center
29      Greensboro, NC          Greensboro Coliseum Complex
30      Washington, DC          Verizon Center
31      Atlanta, GA             Philips Arena

JANUARY
2       Charlotte, NC           Time Warner Cable Arena
3       Hampton, VA             Hampton Coliseum
4       Cleveland, OH           Quicken Loans Arena
8       St. Louis, MO           Chaifetz Arena
9       Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center
11      New Orleans, LA         New Orleans Arena
14      Montreal, QUE           Bell Centre
15      Toronto, ONT            Air Canada Centre
16      Uniondale, NY           Nassau Coliseum
17      Hartford, CT            New England Dodge Music Center
18      Atlantic City, NJ       Boardwalk Hall
19      Worcester, MA           DCU Center

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