Flatbush Zombies
D.R.U.G.S.


4.0
excellent

Review

by Treeman USER (4 Reviews)
September 18th, 2013 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It’s excessive, it’s juvenile, and it’s ridiculously catchy but D.R.U.G.S. proves to be the best collection of music that these Flatbush Zombies have put out in their career.

Before you go and listen to this album, just be warned that the lyrical focus of this album is (you guessed it) drugs. These two dudes (and producer) out of the Flatbush area of New York City are weed-smoking, LSD-taking MC’s and proud of it. While there may not be much deeper meaning to anything that they’re rapping about here, that doesn’t mean that they don’t pull quite a few respectable bars (and beats) out of their drug-riddled asses. While this album has found its best home in the iTunes libraries of college kids and worthless stoners all across America, there’s still a little something to be taken from it for everyone else.

First of all, the strongest part of this album as a whole could be the production. Eric Ark Elliot, the least known of the three zombies, gives us a great taste of his own unique production style on straight bangerz like “Thug Waffle” and chilled out, sublime, hazy purple beats like the one on “Laker Paper”. His beats seem to work perfectly with Meech and Juices’ flow and keep this album flowing from one song to the next well. Elliott even takes a break from beat-making and hops in and throws down a respectable verse himself on the song “YBA”. His competence in production distracts the listener from the occasionally underwhelming verses from the MC’s.

Moving onto the two MC’s of the group, Meechy Darko is definitely the stronger of the pair and usually gives us a few memorable lines on every track. His bars are at their best on album highlight “Thug Waffle”, in which Meech raps the hook. “Seaweed flow, must be from that weed smoke, eyes Chinese cause we’re smokin’ sour diesel” isn’t a line worthy of literary praise, but its definitely catchy and chances are you’ll find yourself rapping it to yourself after you’re done listening to the song. That line is a solid representation of his lyricism throughout the rest of the album too as we hear many more lines about his love for sour diesel and how high he is (very) such as “Today I purchased a coffin, and I ain’t even die yet, smoked about a hundred blunts and I ain’t even high yet” from the same song. While Zombie Juice’s bars may not be on par with his colleague’s, he does have a crazy sounding voice and that at least helps to lessen the negative effects of his mediocre lyricism on many of the tracks. That’s not to say that he doesn’t have the occasional good line throughout the album like this one from “S.C.O.S.A.”: “Rowdy Piper, D.C. Sniper, We ain’t like ya Zombie Brain, I need brain, I'm insane from the crane”. Overall, Juice’s lyrical ability isn’t enough to take too much away from the album as it’s filled with drug references of every sort that will at least leave the listener thinking about what the hell he could mean.

It’s excessive, it’s juvenile, and it’s ridiculously catchy but D.R.U.G.S. proves to be the best collection of music that these Flatbush Zombies have put out in their career. If you don’t like hearing about weed and acid and how much of each they do, then don’t listen to this. It’s really as simple as that.


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Treeman
September 17th 2013


1425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Back at this review game, it's been a long while. Kinda short but it really doesn't need any more than this written about it, you can basically just take this at face value. Anyways...



"Purple in the blunt, swishers be tha paper, mouth full of gold, im feelin like a laker"

oltnabrick
September 17th 2013


36317 Comments


THUG WAFFLE

Digging: Nivhek - After Its own Death/ Walking in a Spiral

Treeman
September 17th 2013


1425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

SEAWEED FLOW MUST BE FROM THAT WEED SMOKE



i fucking love that song

Treeman
September 17th 2013


1425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

fun fact: the thug waffle was inspiration for the now famous pizza waffle

FromDaHood
September 18th 2013


9107 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I've heard this fourish times and the only song title I know is Thug Waffle

RevWonnaBe
September 18th 2013


40 Comments


Thought this was the Craig Owens 'superband' and was excited for a second

Tupik
September 18th 2013


680 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fuck the police though, we smoke it like it's legal !



Very nice to finally have a review for this, I absolutely love this album. I found it pretty cool on first listen, but somehow it ended up being the album I've listened to the most this year, mostly because it's awesome to throw when smoking/drinking/chillin and stuff.

Buzzkillr
September 18th 2013


1541 Comments


Better off dead is way better than this.

Treeman
September 18th 2013


1425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

sorry hep kat i just had this on all year when i was smokin and drinkin and i became attatched to it. and better off dead is good too yeah but i love this album

Buzzkillr
September 18th 2013


1541 Comments


Better off dead is pretty obviously a huge improvement on this. Better rapping, better production much better hooks

So yeah

oltnabrick
September 18th 2013


36317 Comments


Not so fast

Tupik
September 24th 2013


680 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

EXCUSE ME AMERICA I DON'T DO THE TAXES

I MAKE MY MONEY FLIP STRETCH WE CALL IT GYMNASTICS

nylertickel2
September 24th 2013


262 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ACID IN THE FREEZER, ACID IN THE FRIDGE, ACID IN THE BOTTLE SO DON'T ASK ME HOW I LIVE

Eulogize
February 6th 2014


2981 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

CHUCH

aok
February 28th 2014


4500 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

How deep is too deep cause I done seen the bottom

aok
April 13th 2014


4500 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

they cover up cover ups to cover us

ferociouslettuce
July 21st 2014


196 Comments


Do you ever notice that in the bible
Whenever God had to punish someone
Make an example, or ever God needed killing, he sent an angel?
Do you ever wonder what a creature like that must be like?
The whole existence with God, always being the one dipped in blood
Is it possible that God does not like you?
He never wanted you
In all probability he hates you!
If we are God's unwated children then so be it!

bach
October 8th 2014


16152 Comments


jupitersound

w h o a

Digging: Ariana Grande - Sweetener

Treeman
December 31st 2014


1425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yoooooooo considered their music a lot more after i wrote this review and i have to say my opinions changed a bit. Of course i still think this tape bangs but I think they're a lot smarter than I gave them credit for in this review

Treeman
December 31st 2014


1425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yoooooooo considered their music a lot more after i wrote this review and i have to say my opinions changed a bit. Of course i still think this tape bangs but I think they're a lot smarter than I gave them credit for in this review



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