A long time ago, before I even started making music, I was just talking to my brother about concept albums one day and I thought it'd be really cool if someone made an entire album out of animal sounds.
I did some research and discovered that someone had already accomplished that feat - Bernie Krause with "Gorillas in the Mix" in 1988. I was a little bummed when I heard that, but I decided I'd just tout my project as "the first ever Hip-Hop album comprised of only animal sounds" and it would still be true and hopefully just as impressive.
Where did the animal sounds you used come from? Did you record them?
I did not get a chance to record any of the sounds myself, but thankfully YouTube had a plethora of videos of animals making weird noises for me to use, which is where 99% of the sounds on the album came from (the Elephant stomp came from some shady unknown filesharing site that I was sure was going to give me a virus).
How many animals are there that contributed to The Savage Beast?
Overall, there are about 25-30 different species of animal on the the album, with multiples of certain animals like dogs and cats appearing throughout. I tried to limit myself to using no greater than 10 different animals on one track because I wanted to keep each song as focused and cohesive as possible.