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Flatbush Zombies – “Redeye To Paris” (Feat. Skepta)

Our last Week In Rap column focused on the London grime MC Skepta, who’s riding high on a couple of big hits in his homeland and who’s been spending time in the studio lately with Kanye West. If and when that Kanye collab arrives, it won’t be the first time Skepta has put in work… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2015 - 11:16 am

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Trash Talk & Flatbush Zombies – “Modern Mayhem”

Earlier this year, Californian hardcore warriors Trash Talk and Brooklyn internet-rap drug-munchers Flatbush Zombies teamed up for “97.92,” a song from the Converse-sponsored CONS EP VOL. 1. It had a really great video. Now, there’s a CONS EP VOL. 2, and it’s got the two groups teaming up again. Trash Talk’s Garrett Stevenson produced the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014 - 11:50 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In keeping with my newfound traditions of saying nice things about Gwar in the intros to these posts, the music-related video I enjoyed most this week was this, the YouTube commercial for Gwar’s Gwar-B-Q festival, which includes one of Dave Brockie’s final performances under all that latex. Gwar-B-Q goes down 8/16 in Richmond, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Trash Talk x Flatbush Zombies – “97.92” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

West Coast hardcore chaos agents Trash Talk and rising East Coast hip-hop upstarts Flatbush Zombies teamed for “97.92” in February as part of the Converse-sponsored collaboration compilation CONS EP VOL. 1. The song was a trippy take on boom-bap that reminded me of the Pharcyde, and now it has a trippy video to match. The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2014 - 11:26 am

Flatbush Zombies – “Don’t Do Drugs Kids”

The pill-gobbling Brooklyn Tumblr-rap all-stars Flatbush Zombies are hard at work on a new EP called It’s All A Matter Of Perspective and we’ve already heard the early track “Lit.” And now they’ve got a new track called “Don’t Do Drugs Kids,” which doesn’t exactly stay true to its title. These guys sound best whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Trash Talk x Flatbush Zombies – “97.92” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last fall we heard “Gauchos,” a collaboration between New York rap collective Ratking and Black Dice member Eric Copeland commissioned by Converse for an upcoming compilation called CONS EP VOL. 1. Now comes another track from the comp, a collection of collaborations recorded at the shoe company’s Rubber Tracks studio in Williamsburg. “97.92” pairs Sacramento… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 17, 2014 - 11:44 am

Flatbush Zombies – “Lit”

Brooklyn drug-rap maruaders Flatbush Zombies have just announced the impending release of a new EP called It’s All A Matter Of Perspective. The first single is called “Lit,” and it’s got Meechy Darko and Zombie Juice doing their usual growly ’90s flow over a mourful, zoned-out horn loop from producer the Architect. Listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “My Jeep” (Feat. Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, & Chuck Strangers)

Joey Bada$$ will follow-up his summer-released mixtape Summer Knights with an EP of the same name this month. The new collection features a handful of songs that appear on its namesake, including “95 Til Infinity” and “Hilary $wank.” Two brand new cuts also appear on the EP, including “My Jeep,” for which Bada$$ has enlisted… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 28, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Flatbush Zombies – “Death” Video

Brooklyn drug-rap group Flatbush Zombies released their Better Off Dead mixtape last month, and now they’ve made a typically grim and theatrical video for the mixtape track “Death.” For this one, directors TONE and Vinny Picone have made a fake retro horror movie, replete with chainsaws, masks, and remote cabins off in the woods somewhere. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Download Flatbush Zombies Better Off Dead Mixtape

Last year, the blurry-eyed Brooklyn duo Flatbush Zombies elbowed their way into the Tumblr-rap consciousness by making a whole lot of great videos and by releasing their D.R.U.G.S. mixtape, which earned Mixtape Of The Week honors last summer. Last night, they followed it up by releasing their new Better Off Dead mixtape, which only ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013 - 10:30 am

Joey Bada$$ And Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers @ Peter’s Room, Portland 3/21/13

The Beast Coastal Tour kicked off in Portland last night with performances from Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew, Flatbush Zombies, and the Underachievers. The inspired grouping played the small venue Peter’s Room, as opposed to Roseland upstairs, allegedly because Joey wanted a more intimate room. His set mostly pulled from 1999 and P.E.E.P:More »

By: Stereogum / March 22, 2013 - 10:35 am

Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers – “No Religion”

Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers are two New York rap duos who make wiggy, expressive versions of the grimy ’90s rap they grew up on, and both of them have earned our Mixtape Of The Week designation in the past year — Flatbush Zombies for D.R.U.G.S. and, more recently, the Underachievers for Indigoism. And today,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2013 - 6:32 pm

A-Trak – “Piss Test Remix” Video (Feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus)

In assembling the remix for his awesomely ignorant Juicy J/Danny Brown drug-rap throwdown “Piss Test,” dance-rap baron A-Trak recruited a deep, wide, and fascinating lineup of collaborators. In director Shomi Patwary’s new video for the remix, almost all of them show up, looking blitzed out of their minds on one substance or another, while the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2013 - 11:29 am

Flatbush Zombies – “MRAZ” Video

Last year, the dazed Brooklyn rap duo Flatbush Zombies released a strong mixtape called D.R.U.G.S., but it almost felt like an afterthought to the ferocious run of videos they’d made, adding an eye-grabbing psychedelic sensibility to the old mid-’90s Rap City aesthetic. The group is getting ready to release their new Better Off DEAD mixtape,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2013 - 11:44 am

Kilo Kish – “Creepwave” (Feat. Flatbush Zombies)

Florida-born, Brooklyn-based rap space cadet Kilo Kish has a new mixtape called k+ coming out, and it’s got a hell of a guest list: Earl Sweatshirt, SBTRKT, the Internet, Star Slinger, A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples, and Childish Gambino all make appearances. And the tape’s first single, the aptly titled six-minute “Creepwave,” has a mindbending beat… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2013 - 3:58 pm

A-Trak – “Piss Test” Remix (Feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flostradamus)

Earlier this year, A-Trak released his single “Piss Test,” a dance-inflected drug-rap banger that featured Danny Brown and Juicy J. And now, on the Fool’s Gold compilation Loosies, A-Trak gives us the remix. It keeps Juicy J’s hook intact, gives the best a tense and squelching workover from production duo Flosstradamus, and adds verse from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 4:34 pm

A$AP Mob – “Bath Salt” Video (Feat. Flatbush Zombies)

Bath Salt” was the first single we heard from A$AP Mob’s crew mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, our reigning Mixtape Of The Week. And last night, the crew posted the track’s video which features all four of the song’s rappers — A$AP Rocky, Baltimore livewire A$AP Ant, conceptually aligned Brooklyn duo Flatbush Zombies — going nut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2012 - 8:51 am

A$AP Rocky – “Bath Salt” (Feat. A$AP Ant & Flatbush Zombies)

For a while now, A$AP Rocky has been promising a new compilation album from his A$AP Mob crew. That album is apparently still in the works, and last night, they posted the bloodthirsty first single. It’s called “Bath Salts,” and it brings Rocky and his crew’s Baltimore affiliate A$AP Ant together with Flatbush Zombies, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2012 - 8:53 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Flatbush Zombies D.R.U.G.S.

The Flatbush Zombies who I first encountered in the “Thug Waffle” video were, and are, as much a collection of freaked-out signifiers as an actual rap group: Unruly twisted mini-dreads, massive beard, out-of-focus Ol’ Dirty Bastard eyes, grungy skater clothes, hair-bleach, gold fronts, biker-punk vest-spikes, slurry broken-teeth voices, constant references to shambling reanimated corpses. They… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2012 - 12:34 pm
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