Atlanta-bred rapper Gorilla Zoe is still on the come up. His solo debut boasted the Summer 2007 hit "Hood N*gga," but the album failed to make an impact on the mainstream. With his new auto-tune heavy single "Lost" burning up the airwaves, Zoe is back with his sophomore album Don't Feed Da Animals, which hits stores today (Click Here To Buy It On MP3 for $9.99)
Last week we caught up with Bad Boy South's muscle and put him through our Complex 7 ringer'a series of offbeat questions that gets inside the mind of celebrities. Read on to get Zoe's feelings on potential girlfriends, sneakers, the last time he cried and more...
Interview by Jaeki Cho.
#1: WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER ONE DEALBREAKER FOR A POTENTIAL GIRLFRIEND?
Gorilla Zoe says : When they start asking for stuff too early. I usually wait until I see the way they do things, and give it to them afterwards. I have bought condos and whips for chicks though.
#2: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SNEAKER OF ALL TIME?
Gorilla Zoe says: I like the Jordan XI's. The ones he came out with in Space Jam. It's comfortable, and I couldn't afford them when they first came out. Now, I just buy a lot of shoes that I could never buy when I was a kid.
#3: WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Gorilla Zoe says: I plea the fifth on that one. I'm a street nigga man. I lost three of my homies last month. But I plea the fifth on that one.
#4: IF YOU HAD A WEEK-LONG HOLIDAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Gorilla Zoe says: I'd take about 40 thousand CDs, and then take about three full vans of people to hit every hood, every mall, and every club. Just hit one city to the next. Particularly New York or Los Angeles because I believe ain't nobody is going to reach out to you if they don't know you. People have to know me.
#5: WHAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR FRIDGE AT ALL TIMES?
Gorilla Zoe says: Bologna, cheese, mayonnaise, and bread. I also keep a bottle of Ciroc Vodka in the freezer. I used to take culinary arts at Job Corps so I'm a certified chef. I could cook chicken alfredo.
#6: WHAT'S THE WORST WAY YOU'VE BROKEN UP WITH SOMEONE?
Gorilla Zoe says: Just stopped calling. Stopped calling and didn't answer her calls. We were just ignoring each other.
#7: WHAT'S THE MOST EMBARRASSING PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU'VE EVER WORN?
Gorilla Zoe says: I had a pair of MC Hammer pants. [Laughs] I look back and I'm like, 'You fucking idiot.' And I had those flower shirts back in like '92.
****BONUS QUESTIONS: Gorilla Zoe comments on the 50/Ross beef and his knowledge of computers.
Complex: Who do you think is winning in 50/Rick situation? Have you been catching up with the beef?
Gorilla Zoe: Man, you know what kind of artist you're talking to, right? Come on man. Beef? That ain't no fucking beef. A real beef, nobody wins until somebody dies. I don't even go on the computer. Don't anybody around me get on the computer. They're like, "What the hell is that?"
Complex: Do you think it's a promotional stunt?
Gorilla Zoe: I'm a street nigga. These questions are crazy. I don't even know how to blog. I don't even know how to use...what do they call that shit, an iCam or whatever? I don't even know how to use that shit. So if you're asking me about a computer beef. I don't know what to say about that shit.