These guys Flatbush Zombies are dope. They kinda remind me of The Pharcyde meets The Gravediggaz but rapping about taking acid and yelling ‘Brains!’ a lot. It’s pretty great. I’m happy to hear the diversity of new talent popping up in NYC and especially in Brooklyn. You can download their recent mixtape DRUGS here or watch the video for their breakout single ‘Thug Waffle’ below. I like the production on it a lot and something I like about them as a crew in general is that they have a producer in their group (Erick Arc Elliot) who makes most of the beats so it’s got a nice unified sound. Nowadays everyone is so mercenary about beats things can get a little all over the place so this is a refreshing old school ’2 MCs and a DJ’ sorta vibe. I’m generally excited about hiphop again lately, which is weird after many many years of feeling kinda comatose about it all.
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