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Flatbush Zombies+Visualeyz=Coachella turned up.


flatbush zombies

If you’ve never heard of the Flatbush Zombies, I will forgive you.

If you’re a person of a certain age, like me, your musical tastes are fairly pedestrian and rap music probably doesn’t factor highly into your playlists.

You probably listen to more classics and lame tame music (read John Coltrane on Pandora) and your underground music radar has probably been turned off for a while.

For you, music discovery takes the form of recommendations from the NY Times Music section.

You’re not trolling Grooveshark or YouTube looking for the latest hip hop videos.

If you do listen to rap, and are still a die hard hip hop fan, you’re listening to safe established artists.

Rarely do you stray off the reservation.

I say all this to say that it’s highly unlikely that your aural travels have brought you to the land of the Flatbush Zombies.

But now that you’re here, pay attention.

Flatbush Zombies are a three man hip hop group from Flatbush, Brooklyn, formed in 2010.

The trio consists of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick “Arc” Elliott.

Since 2012, they’ve put out a series of well received mix tapes and even though they’re relatively new, they’ve built a loyal following both on and offline.

Despite the (trite and repetitive) themes of sex, drugs and alcohol, these kids can spit (spit=rap really well for my slang-challenged readers).

They remind me of the Alkoholics, Cyprus Hill, Wu Tang, and Kendrick Lamar all rolled into one.

Complex lyrical ability, hard hooks, insane production – they’ve got all the ingredients for breakout success.

Having already collaborated with the likes of Action Bronson, ASAP Rocky and others the Flatbush Zombies are not newcomers, by any stretch of the imagination.

But they’re new enough that you might not have heard of them.

And that’s okay.

I was put on when I heard that my man, Mark Hines (aka Yoda) was working with them, and was immediately intrigued.

Flatbush Zombies, as their name implies, aren’t your run-of-the-mill hip hop group.

They are eclectic looking, and very cerebral.

And their videos are ‘trippy’ to say the least.

Standing alone, Flatbush Zombies are bringing the heat.

Their videos are well produced and engaging.

But once you add Mr. Hines’ video production skills on top, everything becomes…well, better.


He’s working on their visuals for their set at Coachella this week, and I can tell you that it’s nothing short of amazing.

Now Flatbush Zombies aren’t headlining at Coachella or anything like that.

In fact, they’re just one of the myriad of underground acts that Coachella will allow to shine on their stages this year.

But they will probably be one of the few (if not the only) underground act making use of the massive screens on stage.

And with Visualeyz’s tricked out treatment of Flatbush Zombies’ images and video content, their set is going to be off the chain.

So what am I saying?

1. Peep Flatbush Zombies.
2. If you’re going to be at Coachella, catch their set featuring video production from Visualeyz.
3. Thank me later.

Flatbush Zombies at Coachella


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Ghostface Killa? No. Action Bronson. White boys can rap.


A few months ago, I heard this banging song.

It was called Strictly 4 My Jeeps.

And I knew, I just knew it was a song by Ghostface Killah of Wu Tang.

The voice was so distinctive, that I took for granted that it was him.

Then I heard the name Action Bronson.

And I thought, “Danm, Ghost got another alias?”

Ghostface Killah. Tony Starks. Pretty Toney. Wallabee Kingpin.

Now Action Bronson.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that Action Bronson wasn’t Ghostface.

Imagine my even greater surprise when I actually saw Action Bronson.

And he was white!

Now, I’m not saying that white boys can’t rap.

Yes. I am.

But that’s besides the point.

Because there are a few white boys that really can rap.

The Beastie Boys.


Mac Miller.

But they are so few and far in between that they’re almost non-existent.

Or extremely rare.

Like the dodo.

I’m just saying.

For the most part, you know when you’ve got a white boy rapper.

There is a twang in their voice.

That’s so…un-urban.

Or their lyrics are so disturbing.

That you definitely know that it’s not a bruh-man on the mike.

Think Stan.

But Action Bronson had me completely twisted.

Because he was spitting pure fire.

And sounded like authentic Wu.

Straight from Shaolin.

All I know is this cat is one to watch.

If you’re not up on Action Bronson, I suggest you get yourself acclimated.

Here is Strictly 4 My Jeeps for your listening pleasure:

And this is for your eyeballs:

You can thank me later.

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