Flatbush Zombies are getting ready to release their highly anticipated debut album on March 11 called 3001: A Laced Odyssey, which will be entirely produced by Erick Arc Elliott. Made available for pre-order tonight on iTunes, the NYC trio decide to come through and share the lead single called “Bounce.”
The Flatbush Zombies have been quiet since the last of their “Day of the Dead” releases in 2015. However, this release seems to announce that they are back at it and hopefully points to their impending album release in early 2016.
Kirk Knight Feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies & Dizzy Wright
Kirk Knight really won't let the homonym that is his name go.
Bring Em Out
Bodega BAMZ Feat. Flatbush Zombies
New York doesn't have the star-studded lineup of rappers it once did, but there are certainly a good roster of promising up-and-comers. Of course, one of the city's problems over the last few years is a resistance to collaboration, with many emcees taking the stand-offish approach introduced by 50 Cent in the 00s.
Did U Ever Think
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Issa Gold
Flatbush Zombies are really treating us with their weekly "Day of the Dead" releases. The past few have been consistent heat--with features from grime legend Skepta, Domo Genesis, and A$AP Twelvyy--and "Did U Ever Think" is just as solid. This time, the Zombies don't need to look far from home, finding fellow Flatbush man Issa Gold, part of The Underachievers duo, and Bed Stuy's Joey Bada$$, hot off the release of his debut album.
RedEye To Paris
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Skepta
Skepta's time is now. This year, the London native has been shouted out by Kanye West and Drake, and dropped off a surefire banger of his own ("SHUTDOWN"), and now he's shown up on Flatbush Zombies' latest "Day Of The Dead" track. This one's called "RedEye To Paris," and as always, it was produced by the venerable Erick Arc Elliott.
Plz Don't Make Me Do It
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Domo Genesis
As we witnessed last year with their "Day Of The Dead" series of weekly drops, Flatbush Zombies are fans of the song-per-week release strategy, and it looks like we're in the middle of another such series. After last week's A$AP Twelvyy-assisted "Half - Time," here's "Plz Don't Make Me Do It," which features Domo Genesis. Are y'all feeling these new Flatbush joints? Let us know.
Half - Time
Flatbush Zombies Feat. A$AP Twelvyy
It's been a good while since we've heard from Flatbush Zombies, who paired up with Trash Talk for their last track, September's "Modern Mayhem." Today they return with "Half - Time," a song that also features A$AP Twelvyy. Produced by the always-excellent Erick "Arc" Elliott (who seems to just be going by "The Architect" these days), the song is psychedelic and smooth.
A$AP Ant Feat. Da$h & Jewice
After hitting us with "Uber" last week, A$AP Mob's Ant returns today with "Suicide." He recruits Da$h and Flatbush Zombies' own Jewice for assistance on the leak. The cut will be featured on DJ Nick's The Big Payback Vol. 3 mixtape, which is coming soon. The Architect cooks up a jittery, urgent beat, with Ant, Da$h and Jewice delivering aggressive bars about everything from fighting to doing drugs.
Although previous collaborations between the groups have been sparse, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers have always seemed to be on the same wavelength. Both more LSD-friendly and zooted than Pro Era, the only other big group in the Beast Coast movement, the BK groups have now linked up under a new moniker: Clockwork Indigo.
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Trash Talk
Back in February, we got a bit of a surprise when Brooklyn rap oddballs Flatbush Zombies paired up with Sacramento hardcore punks Trash Talk for "97.92," a track that sounded basically like a regular Zombies song. Now they've partnered for another, "Modern Mayhem," which is also released via Converse.
Erick Arc Elliott
As the sole producer for Flatbush Zombies, Erick Arc Elliott (or Erick THe Architect, as he's been calling himself recently) has shown that he's more than capable of singlehandedly crafting the group's sound. His solo work is less prolific, less expertly curated to fit within a specific sound, but no less enjoyable.
Flatbush Zombies kept fans waiting an extra week for this new “Day Of The Dead” track, but it was definitely worth the wait. The NY trio decided to jump on this Architect-produced beat and deliver us "Belly", a grimey-ass record featuring some deep lyrics. It may take a few listens to fully digest this one. Check it out, and let us know what ya think. Download made available as well!
My Team Supreme 2.0
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Bodega BAMZ
Flatbush Zombies were a little delayed on the new track from their Day Of The Dead series this week, but it was worth the wait. Revisiting their Better Off DEAD mixtape, the crew revive highlight, "My Team Supreme" with acouple new verses.Alongside a new 16 from group member Juice, New York's resident Tanboy, Bodega Bamz also contributes to the new Erik Arc Elliott-produced song.
Red Light, Green Light
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Espa
The last two weeks have both given us new Flatbush Zombies tracks, thanks to their "Day Of The Dead" series of releases, and now here's a third. "Red Light, Green Light" was produced by Erick Arc Elliott and features Espa. With reasonably chill production contrasting with the Zombies' typically aggressive, crazy-eyed verses, "Red Light, Green Light" is an interesting track from the Brooklyn trio. But despite the seemingly mismatched intensity of the rapping and the instrumental, this track works very well as another one of Flatbush Zombies' blunted compositions.
Believe In The Shield
Smoke DZA Feat. Flatbush Zombies
Stream and/or download "Believe In The Shied", a standout cut from Smoke DZA andy fellow R.F.C. member 183rd's new Ringside 2 EP, featuring Flatbush Zombies on the assist. There's a major heavy metal influence here that calls to mind Limp Bizkit's earlier work. Can you dig it, though?
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Diamante
Flatbush Zombies brings us their next installment of the appropriately titled "Day of the Dead" series with the brand new, "Get Yours," featuring Diamante on the track. This song shows off a more thoughtful, remorseful tone for the usually sinister (but always utterly fantastic) Flatbush crew. The production from Erik Ark Elliot is fantastic as usual and Diante brings something great to the track.
Smoke DZA Feat. Flatbush Zombies
Weed is definitely a preferred subject of Smoke DZAs, while Flatbush Zombies generally covers drugs off all kinds (their last track "Don't Do Drugs Kids" came as a surprise, until it turned out to actually be a celebration of substances).
Don't Do Drugs Kids
Flatbush Zombies are launching a new weekly "Day of the Dead" series, and kick things off with this joint here, "Don't Do Drugs Kids", which although appearing as a forewarning to all the children out there (who listen to the Zombies?), they are also pushing the exact opposite with opening bars like "roll it, smoke it, take a drag" (not to mention the hook). The trippy record has production from Zombies' Erick Ark Elliott, and you can expect another instalment for "Day of the Dead" next Friday.
Flatbush Zombies Feat. Trash Talk
In case you're unfamiliar, Trash Talk is California hardcore band, known for their intense live shows and abrasive, minute-long punk anthems. Their connection to rap comes through a friendship and eventual signing with Odd Future. The band are also huge hip hop fans, and have hosted Tyler and Hodgy on their records.