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To date, Rick Ross Be Out Day is Rick Ross Charities, Inc. Signature Event which assist parents with preparing for the back to school experience by distributing backpacks and school supplies while providing an entertaining day at the park with complimentary food, drinks, health screenings and entertainment. The presentation of the annual Rick Ross Charities, Inc Scholarship Award is presented at Be Out Day as well. In 2007, Miami Carol City Senior High School Graduate Juanita Williams was the scholarship recipient and the event was attended by over 2500 children and families. Recording Artist Flo Rida, Yung Joc, Brisco, Gorilla Zoe, DJ Khaled and a host of others assisted Rick Ross with entertaining the many children and families attending Be Out Day. The 2nd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 from 12noon – 5pm at Miami Carol City Park. The goal of Rick Ross Be Out Day is to promote education advocacy and social responsibility. Rick Ross Be Out Day is sponsored in part by the City of Miami Gardens, The Children Trust and MediumFour.

 

ABOUT RICK ROSS CHARITIES, INC

Rick Ross Charities, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), founded by Rick Ross in 2006. Rick Ross Charities, Inc. mission is to strengthen the lives of today’s at-risk youth from all backgrounds and create diversity by providing solid resources through education advocacy, mentoring programs and financial resources to deserving students. Rick Ross is committed to having Rick Ross Charities, Inc. serve as a catalyst to inspire positive change by creating and supporting programs that uplift the well being of today’s youth. Rick Ross Charities, Inc. provides community support through various programs and projects such as the annual Rick Ross Be Out Day, Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaways, Holiday Gift Giveaways, College Scholarship Fund, Financial Seminars and a host of others.

 

ABOUT RICK ROSS

“Rick Ross place in the hip-hop universe was solidified in 2006 when his single “Hustlin” became the first master tone ever certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million copies before the associated album had even been released. The debut album “Port of Miami” was certified Gold with over 800,000 copies sold. Now Slip N’ Slide/Def Jam recording artist Rick Ross joins the exclusive VIP club reserved for MCs whose first two consecutive major label album releases have entered the Soundscan chart at #1, as TRILLA (in stores March 11th) debuted at #1 on first week sales of over 198,000 units. TRILLA follows the success of Port Of Miami, the Slip N Slide/Def Jam debut album (released August 2006) which entered at #1 with first week sales of 187,000 units.” Rick Ross plans are now to open the door of opportunity for other aspiring artist with the launch of his Maybach Music Group Label.

 

2ND ANNUAL RICK ROSS BE OUT DAY

Who:               Rick Ross Charities, Inc in association with the City of Miami Gardens & The Children’s Trust

What:              2nd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day

Where:            Miami Carol City Park

                        3201 NW 185th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

When:             Wednesday, August 6, 2008

                        12noon – 6pm

More Info:      www.rickrosscharitiesinc.org

                        305-851-5699

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South/Atlantic recording artist, Gorilla Zoe, gears up for the release of his sophomore album, Don’t Feed Da Animals (September 23rd release) with single “On the Corner” featuring Sean Kingston. Gorilla Zoe’s debut “Welcome to the Zoo,” which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums Chart, launched Gorilla Zoe’s unique raspy vocals with the hard-hitting street anthem “Hood N*gga.” Block Entertainment CEO Russell “Block” Spencer expects Don’t Feed Da Animals to exceed expectations set by the success of Welcome to the Zoo.

Gorilla Zoe builds anticipation for the forthcoming Don’t Feed Da Animals with buzz-worthy records, “Waddle” featuring Gucci Mane and “Dope Boy.” Production from the industry’s newest heavyweights, Justice League-“P*ssy Talk” and “Neighborhood,”  Don Vito-“Dope Boy,” and Luney Tunez N Yo Area-“Waddle” to name a few are rounded out with seasoned producers, Jazze Pha “Locked Up or Dead,” and J.R. Rotem “On the Corner.”

According to Gorilla Zoe, Don’t feed Da Animals is collectively “a huge album, filled with my life experiences, thoughts and feelings-real and uncut.”

Exclusive new music and updated photos can be found on http://www.myspace.com/gorillazoe96 and fans are now able to contact Gorilla Zoe via a new marketing tool, http://www.saynow.com, by calling the artist directly at (678) 608-0521.

BIO
In 2007, Gorilla Zoe entered the jungle known as the rap game simply hoping to adjust to his new habitat.  But, one year after his mega-single, “Hood Nigga,” and the world-wide success of his debut album Welcome To the Zoo, Zoe is securing and defending his own territory with his newest effort, Don’t Feed Da Animals.

Acting as both a forewarning and a told-you-so, Don’t Feed Da Animals speaks to what happens when you don’t follow advice.  As hungry an artist as you will ever find, the rapper born Alonzo Mathis only needed one shot to prove that he had the talent and voice to become a household name.  When Block Ent. CEO Russell “Block” Spencer gave Zoe that chance as a soloist and member of supergroup Boyz N Da Hood, it opened the gates for this Gorilla to wreak havoc.

“My first album was all real life; I was just talking about where I was at, at that time,” says Zoe about his debut, which peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Top Rap albums chart.  “Now, I’ve tasted success and been around the world, but I’m still hood.  You see me in the same places you met me.  I don’t have money like Bill Gates or Jay-Z, but I’m hood-rich and I’m telling my story from that point of view.”

Songs like the autobiographical “Man I” speak to Zoe’s ascension from a wayward youth strolling the streets of Atlanta looking for a place to stay, to a man who was able to improve his quality of life.  So do songs like “Get Away” and “Dope Boi,” where Zoe simply enjoys the fruits of his labor without alienating those who haven’t made it to the top, yet.

“I’ve watched so many folks get money, leave the hood, and think they’re better than everyone else,” says Zoe.  “I ain’t gonna change who I am; I don’t think success means you’ve got to leave or change who you are.  But at the same time some change is good.  Anything that doesn’t change isn’t alive.  People, just like flowers, grow, bloom, and die.  If I’m gonna grow, bloom, and die, I’m gonna make sure people love me.”

In addition to traveling the world through touring, in the past year Zoe has made a name for himself via guest spots on both rap and R&B songs by his labelmates Yung Joc and JC.  Hoping to display more of his versatility, Don’t Feed Da Animals has plenty of songs showing Zoe’s growth as a recording artist.

“Get Off Me” has the raspy-voiced rapper demonstrating complete mastery of his distinct vocal tones, while “Ladadi” has the hood nigga crushing all stereotypes and flowing over a Crystal Waters sample.  He also experiments with different cadences on songs such as the high-tempo “Salute” and the hood narrative “Another Day.”

“In making this album, I’ve learned what to do with my voice,” says Zoe, citing the lead single, “On The Corner” featuring Sean Kingston, as a prime example.  “I know what sounds fit me, so I’m in my zone right now.  I understand that it’s ok to just be me, instead of jumping in and out of trends.”

Unafraid to do a little of what’s considered the norm, Zoe manages to bring his own appeal to tracks like “S.W.A.G.G.” featuring Shawty Lo and Rocko, and “44” featuring T-Pain.

“I look at everything and everybody accordingly,” says Zoe.  “I’ve seen people look at me like I’m nothing but a dope boy, or say I’m not a real hip-hop artist.  I don’t make music for those people.  That’s why I call mines ‘relative music’ – it’s made for people to relate to.  I’m the hood spokesperson and my clientele will grow with me.”