Download the latest Flatbush Zombies mixtape ‘Better Off DEAD’


I’m a month late to this, which given the fact that Flatbush Zombies (Erick Arc Elliott, Meechy Darko and Zombie Juice) are one of the most exciting ‘up and coming’ (or ‘underground’ – you choose) hip-hop acts around, is a tad embarrassing. What can I say? There’s lots of good music about and their latest mixtape fell under my radar.

Anyway, better late than never, here’s a FREE download link for the Brooklyn trio’s second mixtape, Better Off DEAD – download it here.

I listened to, Better Off DEAD, for the first time this afternoon and I have to say it’s one of the best hip-hop albums I’ve heard this year. It’s a hypnotic and fascinating album with a rich blend of influences, tipping it’s hat to current hip-hop trends like trap, goth rap (I hate that term), horrorcore and psych rap and staying consistently gripping from start to finish.

Dark, heavy, smoky and unhinged (thanks in part to the intense, menacing growl of Meechy Darko) the mixtape marks Flatbush Zombies as one of the most exciting forces in hip-hop right now. That might seem hyperbolic, but Better Off DEAD ticks a shit load of boxes – it’s got enough variety to keep things interesting without seeming overly ADHD, it’s fierce and grimy without being indulgent, it’s sonically ambitious – and most of all it smacks hard (hats off to Erick Arc Elliott‘s production – it’s mindblowing at times).

So there you go, I love it. If you’ve not heard it yet and you’re a fan of underground hip-hop, give it a pop (you’ll be glad you did).

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