After Young Jeezy catapulted to stardom, Boyz N Da Hood were missing their lead dog of the group.  Block of Block Ent., and Diddy, had a daunting task of finding a replacement for the Snowman.  They couldn’t have found a better fit for replacing him, with none other than Gorilla Zoe.  His contributions to the group were very commendable, but his solo effort, “Hood Nigga,” is what got him the respect and acclaim that would buoy his career in the beginning.

With an enthralling production via Chris Flame and Dee Jay Dana, Zoe spoke on his status of being a real street dude, and some of the happenings he encountered down in Atlanta.  In 2007, this song was a go to cut, one of the more defining street records of that year, in my opinion.  Gorilla Zoe nowadays is working with Flo-Rida, but dropping a record like “Hood Nigga,” with it’s commercial success, has given Gorilla Zoe a spot in the history of the Dirty South take over.  Listen to “Hood Nigga,” below.  What did you think of this record when it came out?  What was your life like at the time of this record’s release?  Comment below!

 

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