Rapping NY Roots

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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Rappers from New York often are categorized in the hard-core hip-hop genre, which is exactly where the Flatbush Zombies fit. However, the members bring a unique psychedelic side to their hip-hop while staying true to lyrical New York roots.

Flatbush Zombies will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Blue Moose, 211 Iowa Ave. Admission ranges from $13 to $15.

The group consists of three members: Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and Erick Ark Elliott. The three formed the group in 2010, when they met each other in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, N.Y.

They are part of a resurgence of true, lyric driven hip-hop in New York, led by artists such as A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, and Action Bronson. Yet they have clearly set themselves apart from all rising talent with high-energy live shows and gripping lyrics.

Their sophomore mix tape, BetterOffDEAD, was released in September, and it will also lead into a début album from the group is expected to release soon.

— by Mckenna Paulus

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