The wait is finally over…
The Flatbush Zombies have released their highly anticipated mixtape, D.R.U.G.S. The title stands for Death and Reincarnation Under Gods Supervision, embracing the hype created from their three widely accepted videos for “Thug Waffle” “S.C.O.A.S.A” and “L.S. Darko.” Those three previous introductions to Flatbush Zombies are featured on the track list. Besides their buzzing videos and the single “Laker Paper,” which the group released in the spring, Juice, Darko, and Erick Arc Elliot provide fans with twelve fresh, never-before-heard songs. Out of the twelve tracks, some are hit or miss, but for the most part there is something for everyone…not including grandparents and small children.
For you trill cats out there, “Remember, I Got Money” will please your needs for the screw, while “JupiterSound” will keep your girl happy thanks to the smoothing female vocals of Kilo Kish on the chorus. Without forgetting their core demographic, the song “Friday” is the perfect tune for your daily smoke—ranking as one of our favorites due to its sample work and early ’90s West Coast-like synthesizers.
Overall, Erik Arc Elliot definitely showed his true colors and proved himself in both the fields of rhyming and production. The versatility in his beats create a perfect canvas for Juice and Darko to work, while his vocal performances on songs like “YBA,” “Breakfast at ePiffanies,” and “Drama” prove to many ignorant fans that he rhymes, and actually rhymes well. He seems to be somewhat the creative catalyst for the group, providing every instrumental besides Darko’s own production for “Al Bundy,” and Obey City’s work on “YBA.” In closing, D.R.U.G.S is definitely worth a listen. Although there are a few skip worthy tracks and the mixing and mastering could have been perfected, the tape does the job of giving you a grasp of the raw talent within the group. You can download it here for free.