RZA has joined forces with Brooklyn rap group Flatbush Zombies for a new song called “Plug Addicts.” It arrives with a music video inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino. “Plug Addicts” is the first of two singles from RZA and Flatbush Zombies. A track titled “Quentin Tarantino”—produced by RZA and Prince Paul—will follow on December 17. Check out the visual for the RZA-produced “Plug Addicts” below.
The “Plug Addicts” clip was directed by John Tashiro and shot in an abandoned theater in Downtown Los Angeles. It nods to Tarantino’s 1992 cult classic Reservoir Dogs. Of the collaborative track, RZA said in press materials: “I’ve had my eyes on the Flatbush Zombies for sometime now. Their style of Dark hip hop lyricism is reminiscent of my days in the Gravediggaz. This type of collaboration was overdue.”
Erick the Architect of Flatbush Zombies added:
In a lot of ways I saw RZA in myself, as a fellow producer/artist. We are making history together at this very moment. The music he’s made over the course of his career had a lot to do with why I wanted to make music in the first place, it’s beautiful to see these things come full circle.
Last year, Flatbush Zombies released an EP called Now, More Than Ever, marking their first official release since 2018’s Vacation in Hell. They also dropped a single called “Afterlife” that was produced by James Blake. It arrived with an Arnaud Bresson–directed visual that was filmed in Paris prior to the pandemic.
Read about Flatbush Zombies’ song “Bounce” in “Exploring Hip-Hop’s Love Affair With Bape.”
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